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What do you do when your fair site is long and the weather is likely to be hot?

Why, you build a massive system of moving sidewalks so people can ride across the grounds in air conditioned splendor and comfort, right?

And then when it has problems you put barriers across it and send everyone down to the streets.

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Kinda reminds me of those people tubes from Futurama (The show, not the exhibit!)

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They should've put reliable Ford Mustangs in those glass tubes. :)

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I wish there was going to be something like that at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. There will be aerial walkways, but no air-conditioned moving walks.

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It's coming along well!

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Which pavilion had moving sidewalks integrated into it?

Thanks for the help,

Becky

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The enclosed air-conditioned moving sidewalks pictured in this thread were a means of transport around the Expo 70 grounds and did not enter any of the pavilions. Several pavilions had internal moving sidewalk systems (the one I recall most was the Mitsubishi Pavilion) but these were not enclosed or air-conditioned and did not link to the moving sidewalk pictured above. Like the current Expo 2010, there were enormous lines to enter the most popular pavilions. Both the US and Soviet exhibits averaged 5 hour lines during peak periods.

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Like the current Expo 2010, there were enormous lines to enter the most popular pavilions. Both the US and Soviet exhibits averaged 5 hour lines during peak periods.

That may be the biggest challenge for future international expos. How do you solve the problem of the long lines?

* encourage pavilions that you KNOW are going to be popular to beef up their throughput capacity?

* assume it's a lost cause and instead make the wait more comfortable?

* make waiting lines for the most popular pavilions snake through some of the lesser known pavilions so you can see stuff while waiting?

* give a special pass to visitors based on how many kilometers they traveled to get there (based on their passport).

5,000 km- 2 hrs max then you get to go right in

10,000 km- 1 hr max then you get to go right in

15,000 km- no waiting lines

>5,000 km- sorry, wait in line like the other 'locals'

what other ideas are out there?

one thing that doesn't help at all is bussing in your own citizens whether they want to go or not, just to set expo attendance records.

Here is something that occured to me. For countries that want to be seen as 'important', maybe they don't want to not have a waiting line.

It's like the movie studios used to do- pay people to stand in line at the box office so other people want to see whatever it is that everybody else wants to see. :)

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How do you solve the problem of the long lines?

Plan to run the fair for two years

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