For May 17th… On This Day in Disney History!
On May 17th… On this day in 1964, Disney’s Wonderful World of Color TV show airs the episode “Disneyland Goes to the World’s Fair”. Walt Disney is shown working on a scene from the Progressland Show along with Wathel Rogers, his principal audio-animatronics programmer. Although Disney hasn’t built the fair’s Kodak Pavilion, Walt explains to millions of viewers about how the development of Kodak cameras make it possible for people to record their World’s Fair memories… and actually plugs the Kodak Pavilion. Kodak’s structure is located next to Pepsi’s “it’s a small world” attraction and the Tower of the Four Winds…the only place where visitors can get a picture taken with Disney characters.