Sunday Spotlight: it’s a small world

One of the most beloved attractions at Disneyland is it’s a small world. At Disneyland, it originally opened on May 28, 1966. It was originally created at Walt Disney Studios as Children of the World for the 1964 New York’s World’s Fair’s UNICEF pavilion. The iconic music was written by the Sherman Brothers. It originally opened on April 22, 1964, at the New York World’s Fair.

Now at Disneyland, boats enter the attraction via a boat that takes them from the loading area into the massive building that showcases the countries of the world. During the course of the 15-minute attraction, guests will hear the iconic music as they go on a voyage around the world. Throughout the experience, the kids of the world remind everyone that it is a small world and we share it together. In 2008, 29 Disney characters were added throughout the attraction. They match the lands that they are situated in.

it’s a small world shares a message of international unity is beloved by millions around the globe. In fact, at any given moment this song is being sung somewhere around the world. This is because it has versions at the Disneyland Resort, the Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

it’s a small world – Disneyland Resort

What is your favorite part of it’s a small world? Do you have a favorite country or character? Let us know in the comments below!


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