PHOTOS: Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress Reopens at the Magic Kingdom After Nearly Two Days of Unexpected Downtime

There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow after all! Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress at the Magic Kingdom has finally reopened after nearly two days of downtime. The rotating theater failed to open yesterday during park open, and remained closed from park open today to virtually two hours before park close.

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The Carousel of Progress currently boasts a 10-minute wait, with guests lined up past the ramp due to social distancing guidelines. Guests seem eager for a respite from the heat, as well as a dose of Disney history.

Earlier today, maintenance crews were seen on-site actively carrying out repairs.

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.

With the beloved Carousel of Progress spinning once again, all that’s left to repair in Tomorrowland is the ill-fated PeopleMover, which remains closed since the park’s reopening.

We’ll continue to monitor the status of that attraction and many more throughout the Magic Kingdom for any further operational updates—now that’s progress!

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