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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Cross-Country Attraction

Walt Disney created many amazing attractions at DISNEYLAND and large companies took notice. When the 1964 New York World's Fair was ramping up, many companies asked him to do something for them. General Electric wanted a show that would feature the various advances in technology that took place throughout the twentieth century with a positive look at what the future held in store. Walt Disney created the Carousel of Progress.

The attraction was carefully built in California and flown out to New York to entertain millions. When the World's Fair ended, General Electric paid to move the attraction out to DISNEYLAND where it anchored the new Tomorrowland of 1967. The attraction would make another cross country trip, this time to Florida. Eager to get more attractions open in Florida's "Magic Kingdom",  the show was carefully reconstructed in Orlando, with America Sings taking its place in DISNEYLAND. "Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress" remains in operation in Florida to this day.