“it’s a small world” is a classic Disney attraction, located at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Though some find the song a tad annoying, the lyrics are so iconic and so important. In fact, many reference it on a day-to-day basis.
Well, while aboard the iconic Magic Kingdom ride a few days ago, the attraction malfunctioned and the music stopped playing — but that didn’t stop Guests from singing along!
One Disney Guest, Spencer D., shared a video while aboard “it’s a small world” with Inside the Magic. The video, which you can view below, shows the classic Disney ride malfunction as the iconic song suddenly stops playing.
Despite this unfortunate technical difficulty, the Guests riding “it’s a small world” turned this into a magical experience as the entire boat burst out into song, mimicking and humming the tune of the famous song. Check it out below.
This just goes to show that this classic Disney ride truly brings the best out in everyone and it really is a “small world after all”!
More on “it’s a small world”
The official Walt Disney World description of this iconic ride reads:
“The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed”
Sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a delightful musical boat tour. Cruise along the Seven Seaways Waterway on a gentle 10-minute journey through all 7 continents. Pass through vivid, fantastical scenes representing the iconic sights and sounds of dozens of nations.
Behold a cast of dancing darlings from nearly every corner of the globe and watch as the Audio-Animatronics figures achieve universal harmony as they sing one song in many languages.
By journey’s end, Walt Disney’s simple message is clear: it truly is a small world after all!
History After All
“it’s a small world” was created for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Personally overseen by Walt Disney in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the attraction was a huge hit. After 2 seasons there, it was shipped to Disneyland park, where it opened on May 28, 1966.
In 1971, “it’s a small world” was recreated to become one of the Opening Day attractions at Walt Disney World Resort. Due to its immense popularity, the attraction has been replicated at many Disney theme parks around the world and is considered a Walt Disney masterpiece.
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