Walt Disney Radio Interview

Walt Disney Radio Interview about the New York World’s Fair

Have you ever heard a Walt Disney Radio Interview? In the Spring of 1964 Walt was working on publicity for his exhibits at the New York World’s Fair. There he showcased and started to perfect his human audio animatronics. The attractions featured were The Carousel of Progress, It’s a Small World, Ford Magic Skyway and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.

I have seen and heard Walt on TV and in movies, but this is the first time I have every heard him interviewed on the radio outside of the occasional OTR snippet. Radio being the primary medium for so many decades, I imagine Walt did many radio interviews to support his projects.

Listen to this wonderful Walt Disney Radio Interview

World’s Fair Beer from 1982

I am really, really ready for this weekend. After the week I’ve had, I’m ready to sit down and pop open a refreshing beer from the 1982 World’s Fair.

I was 11-years-old when my family and I packed ourselves into a Chevy van and drove out to Knoxville, Tennessee to attend the 1982 World’s Fair. We bought a lot of souvenirs while we were there (as you can see), and I have picked up several more over the past couple of years, thanks in part to a recent road trip to that part of the country.

That’s me on the left, with the sweet cut offs, the World’s Fair hat, the World’s Fair t-shirt, and the World’s Fair puppet. Apparently everybody in my family had to sell their shoes to afford all those keepsakes. That’s the only reason I can figure why none of us are wearing any.

A few years ago my Dad was cleaning out his closet, ran across that six-pack of World’s Fair Beer, and gave it to me. It’s officially 30 years old this summer, but online wine, I do not think cheap beer gets better with age.