Disney Pic of the Week: Carousel of Progress

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland moved to Walt Disney World from Disneyland in 1975. It has been updated a few times. The theme song changed once and the current one has been altered over the years. It is one of my favorite Sherman Brothers songs and I can not help but breaking out in “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!” upon walking out of each performance.

Below the picture will be a trivia question for you to answer in the Comments each week.

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Finale scene of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/4, ISO 6400, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length.

What is the name of the audio-animatronic dog in the Carousel of Progress? Answer: The dog’s current name is Rover in each scene. Check out the comments for the history of his/her name.

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5 Replies to “Disney Pic of the Week: Carousel of Progress”

  1. From an AllEars.net article:

    Rover (dog) has gone through many changes in the history of the attraction. His color has changed from white (at the World’s Fair) to light brown and dark brown. His name has even changed, and has been Buster, Sport, Queenie, and Rover. When the attraction reopened at the MAGIC KINGDOM at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, his name was different for every scene. Today, the dog’s name is Rover throughout the entire show. In this most recent version, Rover has been given new life and is the most realistic version ever seen.

    Scott replies: Thank you, Mark. I remember those other names and thought I would fool people. Silly me, All Ears readers are hard to fool.

  2. Hi Scott,

    The name of the dog is ROVER.

    What happened to the trivia question from last week?
    What kind of boat? Please let us know.

    Scott replies: Sorry, been very busy as of late. I posted the comments and the answer today. Thank you for playing!

    Yep, you are correct on the dog’s name.

  3. Hi Scott!
    We never miss this attraction! It’s a favorite, right after we go on the Wedway a few times!!!

    Scott replies: LOL Can’t fool you, Becky. Yes, currently the name of the dog is Rover.