Carousel of Progress Fails to Open, Now Temporarily Closed at the Magic Kingdom

There may be a great, big, beautiful tomorrow aboard the Carousel of Progress, but today, things aren’t looking too hot for John, Rover, and the rest of the family. The Carousel of Progress attraction failed to open earlier today at the Magic Kingdom during park open, and has since remained temporarily closed for the remainder of the day.

The attraction’s status has since been updated on the My Disney Experience app to reflect the downtime. Fans of the rotating show have noticed a number of issues with the attraction as of late, including faulty speakers and missing music tracks, and even more serious issues with the various animatronics, such as John’s hand falling off mid-show back in February.

We’ll continue to check on the status of this beloved Tomorrowland attraction, and hope that it’s back up soon to offer the crowds a welcome respite from the heat as well as a dose of Disney history.

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Richard Pascual
Richard Pascual
1 month ago

I love the irony here. You can’t make this stuff up!

Frank W
Frank W
1 month ago

I would have thought with all that down time they would have everything workimg perfectly

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Disney’s inefficiency is becoming more noticeable. This period of total closure they had was the PERFECT time to perform much needed maintenance. Nobody would complain about it ruining their trip or causing longer waits elsewhere because all of Disney was shut down. But they didn’t. Look at all the rides that have been affected this week…Three Caballeros, Splash Mountain, PeopleMover, Carousel of Progress…they have ALL been subject to documented and repeated breakdowns or animatronic mishaps over the past year.

Than
Than
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

On the surface, the shutdown would’ve been the perfect time for a resort-wide refurbishment. The reason why that didn’t happen was because Disney was facing financial loss. They didn’t have the money to fix the rides, or so they say. Personally, I think the Disney company as a whole would’ve been better off financially if they never brought Fox, but that’s my money-pessimistic millennial self speaking. Anyways, they didn’t want to pay for it. There’s also the fact that they would’ve had to have hired non-essential people to work in assumingly close proximity together during the pandemic lockdown, which is… Read more »

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Than

It’s not construction though, it’s just one or two guys working on one animatronic at a time. They were able to continue construction on things like Ratatouille and Tron, which requires close proximity and a lot more manpower, but not able to have one guy check out the mechanics of a ride? They’ve had an issue with not spending money where it counts for a long time. Every time I’ve gone to Disney over the past two years, I always leave thinking they should spend more money on bus drivers and less money on IP-ifying their park. A Moana hedge… Read more »

Wesley
Wesley
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

I feel you. Back in December we waited at the Caribbean resort for an hour waiting on a bus to Magic Kingdom. Disney has been getting closer and closer to becoming another Six Flags. Sad times ahead.

Doug
Doug
1 month ago

If you want to get a better idea for how Walt Disney thought, Carousel of Progress gives a great feel for that. And he was very hands-on in creating this attraction. I hope it re-opens soon.

P Beall
P Beall
1 month ago

July 29, 2020 it was working.

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