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Vintage Walt Disney World: Timekeeper Debuts at Magic Kingdom Park

Nate Rasmussen

by , Librarian, Walt Disney Archives

Today, back in 1994, the Timekeeper opened at the Metropolis Science Center in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park

Hosted by a wacky robotics tour director named Timekeeper, this Circle-Vision 360 movie took guests in their “time-machine” theater through dramatic moments in the past and also into the future. The show was based on the French version, “Le Visionarium,” which played at Disneyland Paris beginning in 1992.

Although the Timekeeper is no longer making guests laugh, Mike Wazowski and friends have picked up where he left off at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor in Tomorrowland.


  • I miss this attraction as well. It was a lot of fun. My favorite line from it is from the car race scene, right after nearly crashing, Timekeeper says, “And the pants are full!”. Always makes me laugh when I think about it!

  • Don’t forget that Tokyo Disneyland’s version featuring the movie “From Time to Time” opened before WDW’s. Timekeeper was played by Robin Williams and was programmed by Imagineer Davy Feighton!

  • The Timekeeper was a classic attraction and one of the most entertaining360 films ever produced by Disney. I wish there had a been a way to keep it or move it to a new home.

  • I never went on this ride. I wish I did now, reading about it.

    I’m now making a concerted effort to try all the rides, no matter how boring they may seem (except Stitch’s Great Escape, I miss Alien Encounter too much)!

  • So many great quotes from this attraction!

    “There goes Suzanne Somers pulled by a blender-fish.”

    “Please do not sit on the lean rails because they’re there to lean on.”

    “Big teeth, brain the size of a walnut.”

    Classic Robin Williams, G-rated of course. I never could figure out how, near the end of the film, the rock band at the gazebo was playing Boyz II Men’s Motownphilly… 😉

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Nate!

    • Melanie I’m impressed by your memory!!

  • Nate, I love your posts. Do you know what happened to the Timekeeper after the ride was shut? Did they dismantled it or used on another attraction? Thanks!

    • Thanks, I’m glad you enjoy my posts! Good news, my sources tell me that the Timekeeper is still around at WDW.

  • Wow! This brought me good memories of my very first visit to the Magic Kingdom in 1996! Thanks for posting this!

    • You are welcome. 🙂

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