Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 10

On August 10th, 1959, Walt Disney read an article in the New York Times about the upcoming World's Fair and sees an opportunity to bring some Disney "magic" to the Fair.

Disney created several attractions for the 1964 World's Fair including It's a Small World for Pepsi. The attraction was such a hit that after when the Fair closed, Walt had the attraction moved to Disneyland. Walt also brought the "Progressland" attraction that he designed for General Electric to Disneyland after the Fair where the attraction was renamed Carousel of Progress (and then subsequently moved to Walt Disney World in 1975).

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