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    First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Hello Friends! I will be visiting DisneyWorld in a couple weeks for the first time! I really really want to see "The Carousel of Progress"
    Do you know if the attraction will be open then? We will be at the park between May 14 and May 19. Thanks so much for your help!

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    I went to MK last October and I was sooo lucky that The Carousel of Progress was open. I spoke to a CM about it because during the ride it broke down and we received a fast pass to ride any attraction. We were told that the The Carousel of Progress isonly open during special times of the year, mostly during the holidays. We went to Mickeys Scariest Halloween Party and that is why it was open. Being that Memorial weekend is right around the corner you may be lucky too and it could be open. You also might want to call to find out.

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Thanks for the information! I really really hope that attraction is open. I am most excited to see it. As a long time Disneyland fan, it is something that I never had the privilege of seeing since I was born a bit too late.
    Should I contact the main guest relations number to find out if it will be open?
    Thanks again!

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Quote Originally Posted by mickeymfan View Post
    I went to MK last October and I was sooo lucky that The Carousel of Progress was open. I spoke to a CM about it because during the ride it broke down and we received a fast pass to ride any attraction. We were told that the The Carousel of Progress isonly open during special times of the year, mostly during the holidays. We went to Mickeys Scariest Halloween Party and that is why it was open. Being that Memorial weekend is right around the corner you may be lucky too and it could be open. You also might want to call to find out.
    That CM was wrong. CoP is now operating on a normal schedule (has been for a number of years now). It is open everyday during regular park hours. You will have no problem riding/watching it.

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    AWESOME!!! Thanks so much!

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Yup, CoP isn't seasonal anymore.
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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    I believe they leave it listed as seasonal because it breaks down fairly often, so they're covered. It opens most days at 10 am and closes before the park does, so don't leave it for last or you'll miss out.

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    HALLELUJAH Carousel is back, baby!

    I saw it in August with my family and really liked it. It's such a nice change of pace from, say, Stitch's Great Escape. *yuck*
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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Every time I visit WDW, CoP is always open. It's definitely not seasonal anymore.

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy'sno1fan View Post
    I believe they leave it listed as seasonal because it breaks down fairly often, so they're covered. It opens most days at 10 am and closes before the park does, so don't leave it for last or you'll miss out.
    It is not listed as seasonal on park maps or WDW's website and it is always operational. Where are you getting this seasonal/breaks down stuff from? I have ridden CoP over 20 times in the last year. I experienced one E-stop due to stupid people standing up during the show.

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    The last instance of it being "seasonal" was before space went 10-1 for the "upgrades". The fact that the OHRC was hit almost every hour made the managers think twice about it being seasonal again. =P

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Quote Originally Posted by speedwayslave View Post
    The fact that the OHRC was hit almost every hour made the managers think twice about it being seasonal again.
    Definition please? (Sorry.)

    My guess is Operational Hourly Ride Capacity. So you're saying that, when the ride ran, it was full?
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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Yes, it was pushing as many people through as it could hold (supposedly), but keep in mind this was while space was shut down. Now it can barely fill 1/3 of the theater from what I am told.

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    Quote Originally Posted by speedwayslave View Post
    Yes, it was pushing as many people through as it could hold (supposedly), but keep in mind this was while space was shut down. Now it can barely fill 1/3 of the theater from what I am told.
    Ah. Thanks.

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    Re: First Time to DisneyWorld want to watch "The Carousel of Progress"

    From what I've heard is that it went seasonal but it never closed like a seasonal attraction does, so technically, it isn't a seasonal attraction. It should be open when you go.
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