From PJ Lifestyle: Disney And The 1964-65 World’s Fair, Part 2: ‘Something No One Has Seen Or Done Before’

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When Walt began to seek out corporate partners for the New York World’s Fair, General Motors was near the top of the list. TheirFuturama pavilion turned into the hit of the 1939 Fair, which raised the stakes for GM at the sequel of sorts to that earlier event. GM was already in talks with Disney to sponsor a new attraction at Disneyland. GM chose instead to create a sequel to Futurama and put the kibosh on the Disneyland attraction, suggesting to Walt that he reach out to Ford.

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