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"it's a small world"

Magic Kingdom Park

Fantasyland

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages

Thrill Level

Slow Rides

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Accessibility

  • Must Transfer to Wheelchair
  • Audio Description
  • Handheld Captioning

Advisories

  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Interests

Classics, Indoor

Guest Policies

  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Embark on a whimsical boat ride past a jubilant chorus of children from around the globe.

Nighttime view of the

“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!

A snake charmer doll, charming a snake out of its pot

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.

A hippopotamus near a zebra and hyena at the

The Story Behind the Song

“It’s a Small World (After All)” is a timeless classic and one of the most well-known songs of all time. Walt Disney asked the Academy Award®-winning brothers, Richard and Robert Sherman, who were hard at work on Mary Poppins, to create a single song that could be sung by Audio-Animatronics figures in multiple languages.

Three French can-can dancer dolls dressed in blue costumes

Mary Blair Flair

With her distinctive use of color, geometric shapes and a simple, child-like art style, Mary Blair was renown for her visual aesthetic. Her colored paper collages give you the impression of sailing through an illustrated children’s book.

Authentic Doll-Sized Costumes
Under the direction of designer Alice Davis, Disney seamstresses sewed over 300 costumes in all. Authentic materials were used for each region’s traditional attire, from silks for the saris of India to fine wool for the Scottish bagpiper.

Plan Ahead with FastPass+

Make selections up to 30 days before your visit—or 60 days before check-in at select Disney Resort hotels.

Hours

Monday, February 18, 2019

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