Carousel of Progress Magic Kingdom Guide

Carousel of Progress Father

Opening Date World's Fair: April 22nd, 1964

Opening Date Disneyland: July 3nd, 1967

Opening Date Magic Kingdom: January 15th, 1975

Opening Date Current Version: November 23rd, 1993

The Carousel of Progress is a classic Disney attraction designed and ridden by Walt Disney himself, something not many Walt Disney World attractions can claim.

It has seen many updates throughout the years in its three locations, most recently in the 1990s, and another update is likely on the horizon soon. But no matter which version you watch, you are always watching a show about the evolution of the American family along with developing technology.


Full Show

Thrill Rating 1/10

Pretty much everyone can ride this attraction, although it may be a bit long for smaller children.


Carousel of Progress Mickey Hidden Nutcracker

Carousel of Progress Burning Oven Disney World

Carousel of Progress Building Tomorrowland Disney World

Carousel of Progress Curtain Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

James Looking at Stereoscope Carousel of Progress Tomorrowland Disney World

Father Niagara Falls Scene Carousel of Progress Magic Kingdom Disney World

Mother Ironing Carousel of Progress Tomorrowland Magic Kingdom Disney World

Grandmother Carousel of Progress Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

COVID Alterations

Only certain rows are being seated to ensure that social distancing is being maintained during the show.

Special Information

This ride is the oldest attraction at the Magic Kingdom, having been located in two other locations before it went to its current location in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom.