It's a Small World
after all, at
Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Theme Park
It IS a Small World, after all...
Climb aboard a boat and make your way down the Seven Seaways
canal and glide past costumed dolls and various species of animatronics animals
as they dance and sing the world's theme song, "it's a small world (after all)".
Dressed in costumes that represent various cultures from nations
all over the world, the dolls sing the amazingly catchy theme song in 5
languages. Continents home to various nations are connected in an interweaving
theme as the boat gently moves along to the roundelay song. This wonderful
experience sets the mind and body at ease as it promotes unity and equality
through our different attributes, all as human beings, while giving a colorful
overview at many of the countries of the world.
This ride appeared at the 1964 New York World's Fair as part of
Pepsi's pavilion. Walt Disney had this experience transferred over to Disney
Land in California where it was later introduced to Magic Kingdom's Fantasy
Land. The ride originally included all the anthems to the countries represented,
however, sang in unison, these themes created a contradicting feeling to the
promoted unity of the ride..
Disney called upon the Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert) who
then wrote the first version of "It's a Small World". This version of the song
was a ballad, which was not cheery enough for the quirky look that Mary Blair, a
Disney Imagineer had developed for the ride so Walt Disney had the brothers
change the theme to something a little more jolly, and catchy. Some say the
song, once heard, will never leave your mind...
"It's a Small World," a gentle boat ride that's fun for the young
and old alike, promotes peace and unity, and carries Walt Disney's legacy to
unite everyone through joy and good spirits. This wonderful experience can be
seen at Disney World Florida, Disney Land California, Tokyo Disneyland,
Disneyland Park (Paris), and Hong Kong Disneyland. This experience will also
leave you smiling and a bit brighter inside.