Word is going around that Carousel of Progress will very like close permanently at WDW and get completely scrapped. In fact, there’s currently a thread on the News and Rumors forum about this. Jim Hill Media.com has even hinted this, saying that its very likely that “Toy Story’s little green men will mostly likely be moving into Tomorrowland’s theater-go-round building – offering WDW visitors flying saucer driving lessons – sometime in late 2007 / early 2008”. This was evidenced by the Halloween decorations placed by Carousel of Progress last Halloween of the green aliens from Toy Story. Even Jacob M. Addison (founder of www.carouselofprogress.com) believes that the closure of CoP "is inevitable at this point!
To make matters worse, Carousel of Progress is currently open seasonally and during limited hours, and much of the attraction has fallen into disrepair. This gives further evidence of CoP’s eventual closure. IMHO, permanently closing and scrapping Carousel of Progress would be a great disrespect to Walt Disney and his legacy, especially since CoP was an attraction he personally created and conceived of himself, and even pitched in the theme song by singing it with the song’s writers, the Sherman Brothers! It would be a sad day to have the strains of [I]There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow[/I] silenced forever, at the very least! :frown: :mad: :crying: :nuke: :fork_off:
Any thoughts? (I know there should be!)