"Dig a little deeper. Think of something that we've never thought of before." ~Winnie the Pooh
"it's a small world", Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Ford's Magic Skyway and The Carousel of Progress. Do you know what all these things have in common? They were all Walt Disney's original attractions in the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, NY. What's so cool is that all of these attractions are STILL around today in some capacity. That is one of the MANY things I love about Disney. They always "Dig a little deeper" and think outside the box of "something that we've never thought of before." And the imagination continues today, long after Mr. Disney walked down Main Street USA for the first time.
"it's a small world" was presented by Pepsi and was a salute to UNICEF. The original attraction is still in California at Disneyland and the other 4 Disney parks all have their own "it's a small world." The Sherman Brothers wrote the song that we all know and love!
"Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" was at the Illinois pavilion. Here President Lincoln would recite some of his famous speeches. Today this attraction can be seen in Disneyland and an expanded version can be found at Walt Disney World in The Hall of Presidents.
|Thanks to Chip and Co for the image!|