Why Disney Fans Should Visit Flushing Meadows in Queens New York

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Flushing Meadows Unisphere At Sunset Queens New York

Flushing Meadows is a beautiful park located in Queens New York that features some historic buildings throughout the park that should attract any history buff to want to make a visit in the area. But Disney fans should also try to make a visit to this park if they can as well, as it is a big part of the history of the company.

Flushing Meadows was the home to the 1964 World's Fair that famously Disney contributed multiple rides to, including It's A Small World, Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln, Carousel of Progress, and Ford's Magic Skyway. While these rides are no longer located at the park, there are still references left in the park to these attractions.

It's a Small World Tower of the Four Winds Flushing Meadows Floor Mural Queens New York

For one, there are still images of many of the attractions appearing in the walkways of the park in tribute to the world's fair.

Carousel of Progress Walkway Mural Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens New York

These are wonderful tributes to what ended up being one of the most lasting parts of the World's Fair, with all but one of the Disney rides from the fair still operating today.

On top of this, the Unisphere section of the park still looks almost identical to how it did during the fair, and it was utilized as inspiration for Epcot, which was meant to be a permanent fair in the style of the 1964 fair. You can still see how it helped inspire multiple elements of the second park at Walt Disney World today. It has also been featured in multiple Marvel films which should be appealing to fans of some of Disney's more modern work.

Also, a visit to the Queens Museum offers its own tributes to Disney, with the exhibit on the fair featuring multiple Disney artifacts from the fair.

Unisphere Behind The Mist Garden Flushing Meadows Queens New York

Flushing Meadows is a historic spot full of history, and much of it is tied to Disney. If you are in the area and a fan of the Disney Parks, then you should try to fit in a visit to Flushing Meadows.