Category Archives: 1964 World’s Fair

The Dream Called Epcot

On the eve of Epcot’s 30th anniversary, I thought it fitting to take a nostalgic look back at the promotional film! Description via Progress City, U.S.A.: In 1981, The Walt Disney Story – the attraction which once occupied the area in the … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Premiere, August 27, 1964

Walt Disney’s attendance at the film’s premiere at Grauman’s Theater was significant because it was the only Disney film premier he had attended since the premiere of Snow White at the Carthay Circle Theater on December 21, 1937. Here is … Continue reading

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The Birth Of The Florida Project

On August 10, 1959, Walt read this article in The New York Times about the upcoming 1964 World’s Fair in New York and saw it as an opportunity to expand on what he had done at Disneyland in California.

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The Missing Moonliner!

A few days ago, I posted some material about the creation of the TWA Moonliner which was the weenie that stood in front of the Rocket To The Moon attraction in Tomorrowland at Disneyland from 1955 to 1967.  An interesting … Continue reading

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Mr. Lincoln, back in the news!

From Disney By Mark (if you aren’t subscribed to the blog or following him on FB, you are really missing out!) : Disney just announced the Steven Spielberg directed DreamWorks production Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Honest Abe will get an exclusive release … Continue reading

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Sam Gennawey, King Of Epcot

Here’s a nice piece on MiceChat about the current state of Epcot and how author Sam Gennawey thinks it should be changed. Sam is the author of the recently released book Walt And The Promise of Progress City and curator of the … Continue reading

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Even More Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln

Storyboard, the blog from The Walt Disney Family Museum, is featuring their  “Quintessential Classics” of Disneyland as a helpful guide to those who are visiting the fantastically re-furbished Disney California Adventure and its well known partner park, Disneyland. These classics highlight … Continue reading

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