It’s A Small World at the New York World’s Fair

Did you know that before It’s A Small World arrived in Disneyland, it debuted at the New York World’s Fair? During the 1964-1965 exhibition, the attraction amazed visitors.

In the official guidebook, here’s how the World’s Fair described the attraction:

“A salute to the children of the world, designed by Walt Disney, presents animated figures frolicking in miniature settings of many lands. Visitors are carried past the scenes in small boats. In an adjoining building Pepsi sponsors exhibits by the U.S. Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund. Above the pavilion rises the 120-foot Tower of the Four Winds, a fanciful creation of coloured shapes that dance and twist in the breeze.” 

A few years ago, the Disney Parks blog released some amazing pictures from the ride’s original run at the World’s Fair. To see more, check out the original post here.

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