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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 New York World's Fair at Disneyland! Part One - Ford's Magic Skyway!

For Disney fans, the 1964 New York World's Fair was a turning point for Walt Disney. His team at WED Enterprises created four outstanding attractions for the fair. Walt then sent these attractions back to Disneyland. Now 50 years later with the help of an Official Guide Book and Map, I will see if I can find signs of these attractions.

I started by looking for signs of Ford's Magic Skyway. This attraction took people back to the time of the dinosaur. They boarded Ford vehicles and the narration was done by Walt Disney himself. The technology to move the vehicles would later be used for the Peoplemover, one of my favorite attractions that is now part of Yesterland.

So, it was time to open up the map and see if I could find signs of Ford's Magic Skyway. The first place I ended up at was the Main Street Disneyland Railroad Station.
Somehow the picture in the Guide Book and the Main Street Train Station look very different from one another.

But now it's time to check out some of the dinosaurs you will see only on the Disneyland Railroad.
Looks like lunch time.

Ready for flight.
Look at the babies!
Water is getting scarce.
One of the most iconic battles of all-time!
The Guide Book survived the trip back in time!
Both the Guide Book and Map are signed by some of the Disney Legends who worked on this attraction.
Now it is time to find that Illinois Pavilion. Join us for Part Two...

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