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« Thread started on: Mar 28th, 2009, 10:22pm »

For fans of Disney history I highly recommend the 5 CD set "Walt Disney and the 1984 World's Fair,"User Image

Released last week, this fine set is available from a number of locations, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, online from Disney and at the parks as well.

The first disk focuses on the Progressland pavillion by GE. Among other things this pavillion housed the original Carousel of Progress, whose successor can now be seen only in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland. A bonus disk has a somewhat different, early version of CoP.

The Illinois Pavillion, which contained "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln," the predecessor to WDW's Hall of Presidents, is the subject of the second disk. Also included are a promotional message in which Walt discusses his fondness for our 16th president.

With less than a year to go before the fair was to open, Pepsi came to Disney and asked them to design a pavillion to benefit UNICEF. The result was a Disney classic which can be seen at Disney parks around the world, including the Magic Kingdom. "it's a small world" is covered on the third disk.

Disney wanted to work with GM on a pavillion for the fair but the two companies were already involved in discussions on a possible project for Disneyland. GM, unwilling to bite off more than it could chew, suggested Disney talk to its competitor, the Ford Motor Corporation. Ford jumped at the chance and the Magic Skyway was the result. The fourth disk contains the soundtrack and more for this attraction, parts of which can still be seen on the Disneyland Railroad today.
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 29th, 2009, 06:54am »

This sounds like a cool set to have. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 29th, 2009, 07:18am »

That looks awesome and is now on my wishlist - thanks for posting this Lew! smiley
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 29th, 2009, 8:08pm »

I went to the 1964 World's Fair in New York. I know lots of the folks here were not even born yet. That was the year I graduated from high school.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 31st, 2009, 9:23pm »

User Image I was two when the rest of my family went. I was too little to go. cry
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 9th, 2009, 3:40pm »

Just ordered this on Amazon - thanks, Lew!!!
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 19th, 2009, 9:59pm »

I hope you enjoy it, Gail!
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