I’m a sucker for the Carousel of Progress. Big time.
Just this last week Amy and I were wandering through the Magic Kingdom with no real plan of attack. Or so it seemed.
Amy’s not such a huge fan of the Carousel, but I knew I needed to see if John’s lumbago was acting up. I very stealthily guided her toward Tomorrowland – and directly to one of my favorite attractions. I think I enjoy it because it has a real connection to Walt Disney. Plus I seem to be drawn to audio-animatronic attractions.
Every time we see this attraction I try to look as closely as possible to see if I can pick up any details. I’d kill to be able to walk around the sets and get a close look at everything.
However, it seems someone else has had that opportunity. ImagineeringDisney.com has a great feature I completely stumbled across today: “Carousel of Progress Like You’ve Never Seen It.” It originally ran in October of 2011.
It’s got some great behind-the-scenes images, a few closeups, and a perspective I’d never get to see otherwise.
In the meantime, I thought I’d take a spin on it vicariously.
Have you ever noticed any minute, interesting details on the attraction? I strain my eyes to read the notes tacked to the cork board in the final scene, but can never quite make them out. What have you noticed?