3 Million-Plus Visit Expo ’86

From Reuters

Canada’s World’s Fair attendance unexpectedly topped 3 million in the opening month of May and organizers hope for 20 million visitors by the time Expo ’86 closes in October, instead of the 13 million originally estimated

Except for a young girl’s fatal accident and Vancouver’s notoriously wet climate, the $1.1-billion exposition generally is rated a glittering success so far. Organizers said their new attendance estimate is based on expectations of a summer tourist boom and better weather.