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Carousel of Progress Has an Interesting Malfunction





Walt Disney World opened for cast member previews yesterday, and well, all things did not run smoothly for John of the Carousel of Progress.

Credit: @shellshock9790 on TikTok

John was captured getting a little too involved in the show that has been running in Magic Kingdom since 1975. He viciously shakes his upper body as if he’s at a rock concert. TikTok user @shellshock9790 perfectly captured the moment and even added a spinet of the song Scatman to go along with John’s surprising actions.

The Magic Blitz Podcast shared another angle of the animatronic mishap on their Twitter page. In their angle, you can clearly see John’s dog Rover just casually looking on.

Credit: @TheMagicBlitz on Twitter

The show, located in Tomorrowland, has been a staple of Disney Parks since first being introduced during the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. It even holds the record for being the longest-running stage show in the history of American Theater. John guides guests through the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries technological improvements. The four act show is most famous for its song Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow composed by the Sherman Brothers.

If you’d like to see the show in its entirety and without any malfunctions check out the video below!

Credit: BigFatPanda on YouTube

Hopefully John will be feeling better in time for Magic Kingdom’s reopening on July 11th!


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