Disney cast member tricks guests into looking for fake seatbelts

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress takes guests into the rotating theater as they follow an American family through four generations of progress and watch technology transform their lives.

During a recent trip to the Carousel of Progress, the cast member at the start of the show had the entire audience looking for fake seat belts.

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Walt Disney and WED Enterprises teamed up and created what is now the longest-running stage show in American theater history. The Walt Disney Carousel of Progress was originally created as the main feature of the General Electric Pavilion for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, but is now located at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

As many of you know the Carousel of Progress is a slow moving theater which means seat belts are not required for safety, however one cast member had a bit of fun and encouraged the whole public to look for fake seat belts.

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While waiting for everyone to be seated and the show to begin, the Cast Member grabbed the mic and asked everyone to please buckle up. When everyone started looking left and right, the cast member then asked who had already made the trip. When a handful of people answered yes, she jokingly asked “So you understand why we would need seat belts?”

Everyone laughed, to which the Cast Member then said “Enjoy your 20 minute nap”.

This wasn’t the first time a cast member pulled this trick as we reported something similar in July 2021, which you can read more about here.

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We love when Cast Members have fun with Guests because it creates unique and memorable experiences.

Although Carousel of Progress is a theater and does not have seat belts, we would like to note that it is a rotating theater and is considering a moving attraction, which means guests must remain fully seated for the attraction to work.

Learn more about Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

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The official description on the Walt Disney World website reads:

Travel through the 20th century and marvel at the evolution of technology during this classic audio-animatronic show.

Follow an American family through 4 generations of progress and watch technology transform their lives.

In each era, discover how the technological marvels of the time made life more comfortable and paved the way for unimaginable innovations.

Discover how gas lamps, the hand-cranked washing machine and the gramophone made the pre-electric era child’s play.

Watch the advent of electricity give rise to modern conveniences like the electric iron, radio and the revolutionary single light bulb.

See how the automatic dishwasher and television have transformed the American home.

Today’s high-tech marvels include virtual reality games, high-definition televisions, and voice-activated home appliances. Imagine the wonders the next hundred years could bring!

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Credit: Disney

Have you ever experienced anything like this on Carousel of Progress? Let us know in the comments below.

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