Something called the ‘Rat Race’

The Disney Parks Blog shares some great behind-the-scenes footage for the 40th anniversary of the Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom. The programming harness, large tape drives and revolving ride around the fixed stage are all interesting and novel today. The vision and curiosity to solve the problems necessary to pull this attraction off, when they did, are quite inspiring.

The Imagineering Disney blog shares a more exhaustive look back at the full Tomorrowland of 1967 including some great images included below.


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