I admit, it is hard to believe that what I saw was or could be as good as I remember it. But as I have researched this post on the sometimes useful but always annoying Internet, I have come across other people who have a similar opinion about what they saw there in that pavilion.
A world exposition is an opportunity for designers, architects, businesses and governments to show off how creative and positive they can be. When things come together, these Fairs can have an impact for years or decades after their run. In a few cases, such as Paris 1900, they are recognized as important culturally for as long as a century or more. So they spend a fair amount of money, which varies depending on how the world economy is doing and produce a result which serves many purposes, from the level of world government and business down to the individual and his or her family.
Spirit Lodge was very difficult to get in to see. Apparently the theatre was quite small and could only handle a few people per show and maybe 4 shows an hour, so the show itself was short. There were no reservations as I recall so you just had to get there early and wait in line. So I did and thus was able to see Spirit Lodge in its first release and in its proper place.
4. Apparently General Motors is known for doing very nice pavilions at World's Fairs, although I do not know the details of this. So this was not out of character at all and probably a good investment in their global identity.
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There were dozens and dozens of pavilions representing countries from all over the world, and a very entertaining center "walkway" of the history of transportation that was many lifesize sculptures for kids to play on representing transportation through the ages, from horse drawn cart through jet airplane and submarines and space craft.