April 22nd

On this day in dinosaurs, it’s about beginnings…

1964 – New York World’s Fair opens

The New York World’s Fair featured a celebration of the prehistoric world. Both Sinclair’s Dinoland exhibit and Ford’s Magic Skyway featured dinosaurs. The Magic Skyway dinosaurs were Disney animatronics (still on display today) while Sinclair’s models have almost all found new homes around the country.

Take a look at some archival footage to see just how grand the event was:

Start at 9:20 if you want to skip straight to the dinosaurs:

And here’s Walt Disney talking about his dinosaur contributions:


1961 – Scott Sampson born

We also want to wish Scott Sampson a happy birthday today. May your research–and your work on the Dinosaur Train–long continue!


We want to hear about your favorite World’s Fair and Dinosaur Train moments today. Share your stories with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #TDIDinos.