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IAAPA’s Legends Session Marks 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World’s Fair


The Legends Session at this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, an event that shaped the theme park industry.

At the session on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 3:30 pm (Room: S330AB), four living legends who helped create the IAAPA’s Legends Session: Bob Rogers and Tom FitzgeraldDisney contribution to the ’64 World’s Fair, will share their recollections.

The Legends Session, moderated by Bob Rogers, Founder of BRC Imagination Arts, features an introduction by current Disney Executive Vice President and a guest at the Fair, Tom Fitzgerald,  as well as the four panellists:

  • Marty Sklar – writer and Disney’s liaison to major corporate sponsors
  • Bob Gurr – designer of vehicle systems and designer of the original mechanics for Abraham Lincoln’s body
  • Alice Davis – costume designer for the original “It’s a Small World” and “Carousel of Progress”
  • Richard Sherman – composer and lyricist, co-creator of the songs for “It’s a Small World” and “Carousel of Progress”  via specially recorded video

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