it's a small world

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom
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Main Details

  • Park
    Magic Kingdom
  • Land
    Fantasyland
  • Ride Type
    Boat Ride
  • Restraint
    None
  • Thrill Level
    Low
  • Ride Duration
    10mins 30secs
  • Pre-Show
  • Post-Show
  • Gift Shop

Queue Details

  • FastPass+
  • FastPass+ Demand
    Low
  • Standby Line
  • Standby Wait
    Medium
  • Single Rider Line
  • Interactive
  • Indoor Queue
  • Outdoor Queue
  • Comfort Level
    Medium

Ride System

  • Type
    Water Flume
  • Track Length
    1085ft
  • Seating Layout
    5 rows, 4 per row
  • On-Board Audio

Restrictions

  • Height Req.
    None
  • Age
    Under age 7 must be accompanied by person age 14+
  • Frightening Kids
  • Accessibility
    Transfer from ECV to Wheelchair
  • Captioning
    Handheld Captioning and Audio Description

Photography

  • Photography
  • Video Recording
  • On Ride Photo

Important Dates

  • Grand Opening
    Oct 1 1971

"it's a small world" is musical boat ride found in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. Hosted by the children of the world, hundreds of Audio-animatronic dolls dance and sign to the legendary Sherman brothers song - "it's a small world".

Details

FASTPASS: No
Height/Age Requirement: No

Facts and Figures

  • Opening date: October 1 1971
  • Show length: 10mins 30secs, travelling along 1085ft of waterways
  • Capacity: 20 guests per boat
  • Volume of water: 500 000 gallons
  • Audio-Animatronic Dolls: 289

Show Scenes

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Central and South America
  • South Pacific Islands
  • Finale
  • Good Bye

Languages

During the ride,, the "it's a small world" song can be heard in English, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish.

Music

"it's a small world" by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman

Trivia

The concept design work for "it's a small world" was created by Disney legend, Mary Blair.

The very first version of "it's a small world" was created for the 1964 New York World's Fair. That original version was designed by Marc Davis and was seen by more than 10 million people whilst on display from 1964 to 1965 in New York. That original show was moved to Disneyland in 1966. The Walt Disney World version was then created for Florida to open on October 1 1971.
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