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September 9, 1973 – The Attraction General Electric Carousel of Progress Closes in Disneyland

“There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, just a dream away.”

On September 9, 1973, the Tomorrowland attraction General Electric Carousel of Progress closed in Disneyland, preparing for a move to the new Walt Disney World Park in Orlando, Florida. The attraction, originally operating as a marketing attraction for General Electric at the 1964-1965 New York’s World’s Fair, had operated in Disneyland since the summer of 1967, and was replaced by another Audio-Animatronic show called America Sings. The area it once occupied is now inhabited by the Tomorrowland Expo Center, which features the Star Wars Launch Bay and the Super Hero HQ, while the Carousel of Progress attraction still operates in Walt Disney World.

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