A recent visit to New York City inspired a little detour trip to the former grounds of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Let's look at some of the pavilions Walt Disney helped design and see the exact locations they once stood.
The Unisphere, the fair's central icon.
General Electric Pavilion, home to Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Pepsi-Cola Pavilion, home to Walt Disney's "it's a small world"
Ford Pavilion, home to the Disney-designed Ford's Magic Skyway
State of Illinois Pavilion, home to Walt Disney's Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
New York State Pavilion
Where were the Walt Disney attractions located and how did people get to them?
Here we see the fair's location as it sits today with an overlay of the four Disney-designed offerings plus each of the eight entrance gates. Yes, eight gates!
Up next: Photos of World's Fair remains. Not only did Flushing Meadows host a World's Fair in 1964-65 but the location hosted a World's Fair before that in 1939. Which pieces still exist? What did I find on my little adventure? Plus lots of fun-facts. Stay tuned.
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