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The Timekeeper

This attraction is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.

Voiced by Robin Williams, The Timekeeper is a scientist robot tinkering with time travel. The show is a hyped-up CircleVision 360 movie presentation, but the animatronic Timekeeper takes it to another level. In the film, the audience is transported to various historical periods and interacts with famous figures such as Mozart, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells (played by Jeremy Irons). The attraction is only seasonal at best, opening only during high attendance periods or if there is a significant attraction closure in Tomorrowland.

Though the ride was last "seasonally" open around the holidays in 2005, the ride was not officially shut down for good until February 26, 2006 (see Walt Disney World Park Update).

General Information - Hide Section

    This attraction is permanently closed. This page is retained here for historical interest.


  • Location: On the right side as you enter Tomorrowland from Main Street.
  • Date Opened: 11/21/1994
  • Date Closed: February 26, 2006
  • # of Ride Units: One theater
  • Ride Capacity:
  • Restraint Method: None
  • Ticket Rating: B Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Open and close with the park. Note that The Timekeeper is only open on a very limited seasonal basis. Check current schedules when visiting the park.
  • Wait Times: Even when open, the theater does not often fill to capacity. Rarely will you have to wait for more than the next start time.
  • Length of Ride: 15 minutes
  • FastPass: Yes
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: No particular theming.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: None. You will be required to stand for the duration of the show if you are not in a wheelchair or ECV.
  • Ride Access: The theater is wheelchair and ECV accessible.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: No transfer is necessary.
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Assistive listening devices and reflective captioning devices for this attraction are available from Guest Services.
  • Weight and Size Issues: None
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction:
  • Child Swap:
  • Other Issues:
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: This location has been host to CircleVision films since the park opened in 1971 (though the theater opened 8 weeks later than park). America the Beautiful was an 18-minute tour of the United States, originally commissioned for the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, Belgium, and then refilmed in 1967. America the Beautiful closed for a year to allow presentations of a new film, Magic Carpet 'Round the World, which ran from March 16, 1974, to March 14, 1975, at which time America the Beautiful returned with new scenes for the Bicentennial and ran until September 9, 1984.

    American Journeys took over the theater a week later, presenting slices of life around the country, and closed almost a decade later on January 9, 1984, for the installatin of The Timekeeper and it's film From Time to Time.
  • The Attraction's History: Though it is rarely open, the attraction remains essentially unchanged since it opened.
  • Other Trivia:
    • Sponsors: Monstanto sponsored the theater from 1971 to 1981. Black & Decker took over sponsorship from 1984-1987.
    • On to Japan: Magic Carpet 'Round the World was presented at Tokyo Disneyland for three years between 1983 and 1986.


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