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Architectural model of the Ford Pavilion
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Ford Motor Pavilion - Night
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Ford Pavilion Rotunda
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Ford Motor Company Pavilion
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Ford Motor Company Pavilion
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The Ford Rotunda
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Night view of the Ford Pavilion
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Boarding the Magic Skyway Ride
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Magic Skyway Ride - Bouncing baby Triceratops
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Magic Skyway Ride - Caveman family warms their bottoms
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Magic Skyway Ride - Capturing the Woolly Mammoth
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Magic Skyway Ride - The inventor of the round wheel
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Ford Motor Company Pavilion
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Ford "Auto Parts Harmonic"
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Ford "Auto Parts Harmonic"
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Ford "Auto Parts Harmonic"
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International Gardens in the Ford Pavilion
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International Gardens in the Ford Pavilion
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International Gardens in the Ford Pavilion
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International Gardens in the Ford Pavilion
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International Gardens in the Ford Pavilion
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International Gardens in the Ford Pavilion
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International Gardens in the Ford Pavilion
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International Gardens in the Ford Pavilion
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Ford products on display in the Ford Rotunda
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Ford display at night
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Ramp to boarding area of The Magic Skyway
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Entering the "Time Tunnel" to The Magic Skyway Ride
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Boarding cars to begin The Magic Skyway Ride
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Riding a new Ford Mustang on The Magic Skyway
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Riding a new Ford Mustang on The Magic Skyway
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Close-up of the Skyway Tube to the Ford Pavilion
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The New York World's Fair will always be remembered as the place where Ford first introduced the Mustang!

Mustangs were featured on The Magic Skyway, where everyone wanted to ride one ...

... and rotating displays of Mustangs outside the Wonder Rotunda gave the public something to dream about -- here a shiny red Fastback for '65!

(Fastback photos © Copyright Larry Hubble Collection)






SOURCE: (top b&w) © Science Digest, Vol. 54 No. 6, December 1963
SOURCE: (bottom) &COP National Geographic, Vol. 12 No. 4, April 1965


Several elaborate models of The Magic Skyway were constructed by WED Enterprises to perfect the show elements and provide a guide to construction of the actual sets.

Comparing this model setting of the primeval world at the left with the actual setting below it shows just how detailed the models were that Disney used to create the ride.

Note the convertible passing by the dioramas. Some of the dinosaurs were over two stories high!




 

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