As the riders exited into a room, they were led into the front half of a dirigible. Riders could seat or stand and view the French landscape beneath the clouds. The ride continued as the scenery below changed slowly from the harbor of Brest, Brussels, Berlin and the night sky of London.
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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Under and Over the Sea was an Jules Verne-style concession ride that took visitors to Paris in a submarine,
then brought back to the fairgrounds via airship.
The ride started when visitors entered a miniature harbor,
where they boarded a submarine that was docked in water.
The illusion suggested that the craft seemed to descend as viewers looked through the 5' by 7' portholes at underwater panoramas, sea monsters, a variety of fish, etc. As they `arrived,' in Paris, riders exited the other side of the submarine when they took an elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower, where they could see an illuminated Paris skyline. patrons could take their time viewing or buy souvenirs at the various stands.