it's a small world

Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom

  • 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
  • Photography

  • Photography
  • Video Recording
  • On Ride Photo
  • Queue Details

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

  • Grand Opening Oct 1 1971
  • 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

'it's a small world' closing for short refurbishment in April
6 months ago

Disney to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 'it's a small world' with global sing-along and anniversary website
1 year ago

it's a small world closing for short refurbishment in December
2 years ago

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'it's a small world' closed for refurbishment Apr 14, 2015 to Apr 17, 2015

it's a small world' closed for refurbishment Dec 02, 2013 to Dec 12, 2013

'It's A Small World' closed  for refurbishment Aug 01, 2010 to Oct 19, 2010

'It's a Small World' closed for refurbishment Jun 07, 2004 to Mar 19, 2005

"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.