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40th Anniversary Carousel of Progress Shirt Available Through Tonight

40th Anniversary Carousel of Progress Shirt Available Through Tonight 1 The Disney Store has released a new shirt limited edition shirt in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Carousel of Progress available through tonight.  The Carousel of Progress (General Electric Progressland)  was one of Walt Disney’s  four rides/shows at the 1964 World’s Fair. Other Disney attractions at the World’s Fair were Ford’s Magic Skyway, It’s a Small World and Great Mome Continue Reading

VIDEO: Walt Disney Talks Creating Carousel of Progress

VIDEO: Walt Disney Talks Creating Carousel of Progress 2 Earlier today, we posted the blog from Nate Rasmussen talking about the 40th anniversary of the Carousel of Progress.  Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager, on the Disney Parks Blog, put out this video of Walt talking about the creation of this iconic attraction. As Nate shared earlier this morning, this week marks the 40th anniversary of the Carousel of Progress here atWalt Disney World Resort – a now Continue Reading

Disney Days of Past: Carousel of Progress Marks 40 Years at Magic Kingdom Park

Disney Days of Past: Carousel of Progress Marks 40 Years at Magic Kingdom Park 3 From Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Forty years ago this week, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress opened at Magic Kingdom Park and this classic attraction has entertained guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for generations. Here’s a look at the Carousel of Progress being built in 1974. Sponsored by General Electric when the attraction first Continue Reading

Happy Birthday to Jean Shepherd!!!

Happy Birthday to Jean Shepherd!!! 4 I’m sure there are many people wondering, “Who is Jean Shepherd?”.  Well you may not know the face but I’m pretty sure everyone has heard the voice.  In a career that spanned radio, television and movies, Jean had career that spanned over 40+ years.  So I’m sure there are still some of you asking, what does this have to do with Disney?  In 1994,  Jean became the voice of the fathe Continue Reading

D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind — Party Like It’s 1964!

D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind — Party Like It’s 1964! 5 Remember If You Had Wings? Did you love Adventure Thru Inner Space? Recall your first time taking the dive on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? So do we at D23: The Official Disney Fan Club! November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort, we’ll be celebrating beloved attractions of yesteryear duringD23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus. Not only will the event celebrate these attractions, Continue Reading

1964-1965 New York World’s Fair

1964-1965 New York World's Fair 6 As Disney fans from all around the globe know, the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York was a veritable explosion of Imagineering creativity. Guests marveled at magnificent wonders from “it’s a small world” and the Carousel of Progress to the groundbreaking Audio-Animatronics figure of Abraham Lincoln and Ford Magic Skyway (part of which would become the Primeval World along the Disneyland Railroad). Th Continue Reading