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it's a small world

An attraction in the Fantasyland area in Magic Kingdom theme park.

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A Quick Tip by Insane24Se7en

  • Apr 17, 2010
A ride that will always have a special place in my heart - since I got stuck in it for 15 minutes once. Pure insanity!
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review by . April 02, 2010
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Although some people might consider multiple visits to “It’s A Small World” something on par with water-boarding, I look forward to riding this attraction every chance I get. It is a reminder that without it, there may never have been a Walt Disney World in Florida for me and my family to enjoy these many times. And, here’s why.      I was at the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair as a young teen, and visited the UNICEF Salute that was the Pepsi Pavilion. …
Quick Tip by . March 23, 2010
posted in Only WDWorld
Classic! Yes the song will get stuck in ur head, but isn't that why we go on it? Its all part of the WDW experience!
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John Eibach ()
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I have to be honest, if there is one thing that I truly hate in this world .. it is talking about myself. So this will probably be short, sweet, and boring as hell.      What to say … more
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Corporate Description: "it's a small world," a gentle boat ride that's fun for little ones as well as Guests of all ages, is in the Fantasyland area in Magic Kingdom theme park.Climb aboard and glide past nearly 300 brightly costumed dolls and animals as they sing "it's a small world" and dance on the shores of the Seven Seaways water canals that embrace this miniature globe.Dressed in costumes that represent more than 100 nations, the dolls sing the "it's a small world" song lyrics in 5 languages. Boundaries dissolve and continents are connected by this singular song. After all, this attraction—first designed for the 1964 New York World's Fair—has Walt Disney's personal touch.The Song Heard 'Round "it's a small world"The original concept for "it's a small world" had the dolls singing the national anthem from each country they represented. A good idea in theory, but everyone singing a different tune resulted in a musical cacophony that clearly weakened the attraction's theme of harmony.In the mid-1960s, Walt Disney interrupted staff composers Robert and Richard Sherman's work on the score for the upcoming Disney film, Mary Poppins, to write the single theme song for "it's a small world."Robert and Richard Sherman's first version of the "it's a small world" song was written as a ballad. Walt requested something more cheerful, so the song was sped up and sung as a round, or roundelay.Because of ...
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