The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history

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Walt Disney stands in front of two World’s Fair posters in a publicity photo taken in 1964. [The Walt Disney Company] To many long-time Disney followers, the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair was a watershed moment for the Walt Disney Company. Disney’s participation in the Fair saw the introduction of a radically new form of … Continue reading "The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: A watershed moment in Disney history"
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Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances

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Bob Gurr sits behind the wheel of a car as he tests the ride system that would be used on the Ford Magic Skyway attraction during the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Note the individual drive wheels embedded in the track. [The Walt Disney Company] From the time when Disneyland was in the planning stages … Continue reading "Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances"
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Tomorrowland – Part Four

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Welcome back to my Tomorrowland series. Today I’ll cover Carousel of Progress. In case you missed the previous parts: Part 1 – Tomorrowland An Overview – Flight to the Moon – Mission to Mars Part 2 – Circle-Vision movies – If You Had Wings – Dream Flight Part 3 – Skyway – Star Jets – … Continue reading "Tomorrowland – Part Four"
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“it’s a small world” – The Happiest Cruise that Ever Sailed Around the World

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This article recently appeared in the weekly newsletter. But due to the hectic holidays, I’m reprinting it as a blog to give myself a break. For those of you who have already read it, there are pictures included here that were not printed in the newsletter. Thanks for understanding that I need a week off. … Continue reading "“it’s a small world” – The Happiest Cruise that Ever Sailed Around the World"
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