There is an attraction at Walt Disney World Resort that celebrates Valentine’s Day every day of the year. Can you think of it? Of course you can. It’s Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress at Magic Kingdom Park.
My first trip to the Carousel of Progress must have been on my second Walt Disney World vacation in 1996, which means, I was unaware that Valentine’s Day wasn’t in the original storyline. I realized this when looking at pictures in our archives a few weeks ago. Notice the flowers, present and card missing in the picture below from 1978.
Valentine’s Day was added (along with Fourth of July and Halloween) to the storyline during the 1993 refresh of the attraction weaving in holidays throughout the entire show.
I often wonder if “Patricia” ever made it to the Valentine’s Day dance in time.