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.For It's a Small World and beyond, use our Anaheim trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Anaheim vacation.
It's a Small World reviews
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 »
The light display at the Small World ride at Christmas time is spectacular! They change the ride’s music for Christmas as well ;) more »
A 15 boat ride attraction located in the Fantasyland area of Disneyland. Beautiful display of signing dolls representing the various countries. Especially breathtaking during the Christmas season. The clock chimes every 15 minutes and a several dolls make an appearance. One of my favorite Disneyland attractions!
The best version of the ride, anywhere. I love how they’ve blended in Disney characters in a way that’s true to the ride. (Don’t wait long for it, though. If you watch wait times it gets down to 10-15 and the line is in the beating hot sun.)
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