On October 9, 1893, the day designated as Chicago Day, the fair set a record for outdoor event attendance, drawing 716,881 people to the fair. They had many types of foods from around the world for people to enjoy. At the fair they had the very first Ferris Wheel. They had Forty-six nations participated in the fair such as Haiti and many themes such as the Land of Oz, and Walt Disney’s theme parks. Disney's father Elias had been a construction worker on some of the buildings at the fair.
The exposition was located in Jackson Park and on the Midway Plaisance on 630 acres in the neighborhoods of South Shore, Jackson Park Highlands, Hyde Park and Woodlawn. Most of the buildings were based on classical architecture. The area at the Court of Honor was known as The White City. The spurning of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show proved a serious financial mistake. Buffalo Bill set up his highly popular show next door to the fair and brought in a great deal of revenue that he did not have to share with the developers.