1962 Seattle Worlds Fair and 1965 NYC Worlds Fair

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    Went to both (lived in Seattle area)

    Went to NYC to visit relatives.

    I thought Seattle had the better Worlds Fair - though both werepretty good,

    So 1960ish
     
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    But have you been to a picnic and a rodeo, slim?
     
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    No drug dealers or users around during those worlds fairs. Place around Seattle Center is a magnet for all sorts of unsavory activity today.

    I may be in the crowd scenes for It Happened At The Worlds Fair.
     
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    I spent days on end at the '82 WF in Knoxville. I formed a company with a friend of mine and we had licenses to sell merch on site and around town. It was a hoot.
    Got tons of free press, including a live broadcast of the Today Show.
     
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    Families or drug dealers.

    You Choose.
     
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    I went to the 64-65 NY Worlds fair

    There were a lot of things there that ended up as rides at Disney World. It's a small world (damn, I hate that song), the animated Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address, world of tomorrow
     
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    The NYC World Fair was good - but I was sort of surprised it came so close on the heels of the Seattle Worlds Fair.

    Seemed like NYC was doing some one-upmanship.

    I though World Fairs only occurred every 20 years or so.
     
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    I think The Big Apple took the unexpected sucess of the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair as an affront.

    Then 3 years later -- put on their own Worlds Fair. (good - but I still thought Seattle was better)

    Everybody knew about NYC - but the 62 World Fair put Seattle literally on the map.
     
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    Hate to tell you, but it took a lot longer to put on the New Yorks Worlds Fair than two years. Worlds Fairs were the thing back then. Montreal had it's Expo three years after the New York Worlds Fair. I think Knoxville was the last one we had

    I think Disney World killed the Worlds Fairs. People just said, I can see better stuff at Theme Parks like Disney and Universal
     
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    You are spot on.

    Back in the early 60s - there was Disneyland and not much else.

    The Disney World Theme Parks literaly killed worlds fairs.
     

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