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It's a Small World, Anaheim

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It's a Small World is a water-based dark ride located in the Fantasyland area at the various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide; these include: Disneyland Park in Anaheim,California, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. The ride features over 300 audio-animatronic children in traditional costumes from cultures around the world, frolicking in a spirit of international unity, and singing the attraction's title song, which has a theme of global peace.HistoryFabricated at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank as Children of the World, it was created by WED Enterprises, then shipped to the 1964 New York World's Fair's UNICEF pavilion, sponsored by Pepsi, where it featured at its entrance a kinetic sculpture, The Tower of the Four Winds, a 120-foot perpetually spinning mobile created by WED designer Rolly Crump. It was added to four attractions — Magic Skyway (Ford), Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (Illinois), The Carousel of Progress (General Electric), and CircleVision 360 (Kodak)—already under development, which were used by Disney to sponsor, fund, and test concepts and develop ride systems and innovative entertainment intended to be moved and re-built at Disneyland after the World's Fair closed in 1966.
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  • Another true classic for sure. You will try not to go on it but you will and will be happy you did. We all loved how then had a few Disney characters in the ride. 
    Another true classic for sure. You will try not to go on it but you will and will be happy you did. We all loved how then had a few Disney characters in the ride.  more »
  • A must do ride for folks with kids. I've been on it many times over the years and will admit it is not my favorite-( I like a bit more action). That said I have ridden it the last two times with....  more
    A must do ride for folks with kids. I've been on it many times over the years and will admit it is not my favorite-( I like a bit more action). That said I have ridden it the last two times with....  more »
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  • Great fun place. It's a small world is possibly a historical landmark. Might be the most happiest place in the whole entire universe. Possibly the happiest place in the whole entire world. Not much has changed with the ride over the past three decades. Highly recommend in his a must-see at Disneyland. Go visit it's a small world Thank you for reading my Google review
  • Its a small world after all. I enjoyed the musical. The music was well orchestrated. Made me feel like a kid again. I was the most loudest in my party. The crescendo felt like it was never ending. I saw all my childhood buddies or tv buddies that i talked to while watching. Childhood memories were all awakened. Fun.

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