Entering the Transparent Tunnel of the Magic Skyway Ride, Ford Pavilion, New York World's Fair, 1964-1965

Summary

For their pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, Ford Motor Company brought in Walt Disney to design a "unique and memorable entertainment adventure" that would outshine its competitors. This became the Magic Skyway ride, in which guests sat in Ford convertibles through a Disney-designed show. The ride began through a glass tunnel, affording a view of the fairgrounds.

For their pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, Ford Motor Company brought in Walt Disney to design a "unique and memorable entertainment adventure" that would outshine its competitors. This became the Magic Skyway ride, in which guests sat in Ford convertibles through a Disney-designed show. The ride began through a glass tunnel, affording a view of the fairgrounds.

Artifact

Slide (Photograph)

Date Made

1964-1965

Subject Date

1964-1965

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

72.300.1109.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Width: 2 in

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