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Thursday
Jan172013

THEN AND NOW: 1964-65 New York World's Fair

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

Main Gate

Overhead View

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.

 

Related posts:

THEN AND NOW: MK Tomorrowland [Part 1]
THEN AND NOW: Epcot World Showcase [Part 1]
THEN AND NOW: Walt at Disneyland
Carousel of Progress Like You’ve Never Seen It
Tomorrowland '67 [Part 3]
New Lincoln Animatronic Lookin' Good


Wednesday
Jun062012

THEN AND NOW: MK Adventureland [Part 2]

Friday
May252012

THEN AND NOW: Walt at Disneyland

Disneyland, U.S.A.

Walt Disney walked just about everywhere in Disneyland. We set out to find some of the exact locations he stood while being photographed...

 

 

Related posts:

THEN AND NOWDisneyland [Part 1]
Disneyland in 1955
THEN AND NOW: MK Main Street, U.S.A.
THEN AND NOW: MK Tomorrowland [Part 1]
THEN AND NOW: MK Fantasyland [Part 1]
The Wonders of Nature's Wonderland