There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day! And tomorrow’s just a refurb away.
With all this talk about updates and refurbishments for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, one can’t help but think of the classics who are in need of the most help.
Enter Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, whose final act scene has been stuck in the 1990’s future of LaserDiscs and car phones for the past 25 years. In the ultimate irony, some technologies in that final scene have come full circle, like virtual reality video games.
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait till after the 50th anniversary celebration to see any updates or refurbishments done on Walt’s favorite attraction, according to internal sources. While there is an update scheduled and in the works, sadly it is not scheduled for completion until Summer of 2023.
That means we’ll be getting the TRON Lightcycle Power Run roller coaster attraction, set to open in time for the anniversary in 2021, and possibly even the Wreck-It Ralph attraction rumored to replace Stitch’s Great Escape in 2022 (which we may see announced this week during the D23 Expo 2019), before we see any updates to the beloved classic Carousel of Progress.
It seems a shame that such an iconic attraction is being overlooked for the big 5-0, but there’s hope for progress in the coming years.