Starling Travel

December 29, 2008

It’s a Small World Afterall

Filed under: Amusement Parks,California,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

While scanning my mom’s old photographs, I found a few snapshots from the debut of the It’s A Small World attraction that Disney showcased at the 1964 World’s Fair. You can see them here:

It's a Small World by LauraMoncur from Flickr

It's a Small World by LauraMoncur from Flickr

It's a Small World by LauraMoncur from Flickr

Seeing these photos reminded me that I have a photo of the It’s a Small World ride at Disneyland from 1984:

It's a Small World by LauraMoncur from Flickr

The ride changed a lot from 1964 on its way to Disneyland in 1984. Twenty years later, the story is still the same. It’s a small world, even between mother and daughter.

December 23, 2008

1964 New York World’s Fair

Filed under: New York,Places To Visit,Tourist Attractions — Laura Moncur @ 1:20 pm

When I was scanning in my mother’s old photos, I found these from the 1964 New York World’s Fair:

Observation Towers by LauraMoncur from Flickr

You can see the rest of them here:

The observation towers can still be seen today in Queens, New York. If you would like to take a miniature vacation back in time, you can watch these videos about the New York World’s Fair from the Prelinger Archive.

Here are some home movies from the 1964 World’s Fair:

Here is a newsreel about the monorail:

It’s possible to still visit the site of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, but all of the Futurama is gone to be replaced by the real future.

December 19, 2008

Snow In Vegas

Filed under: Lodging,Nevada,Places To Visit,Tourist Attractions — Laura Moncur @ 5:04 am

Las Vegas has snow for the first time in years, and they got 6-8 INCHES! That’s probably the best Christmas present they could get this year.

Mike and I were caught in a snowstorm in Vegas once. It was that flurry of dandruff-like snow that we Utahans are very used to dealing with, so we drove right through it without a second thought. It melted before the end of the day.

To see my beloved Luxor Hotel covered with snow like this is so strange. It’s almost as if the black pyramid has been turned white.

More photos after the break: (Continue Reading…)

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