it’s a small world

♪♫It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears, It’s a world of hope and a world of fears, There’s so much that we share and it’s time we’re aware it’s a small world after all ♪♫

This classic attraction first began as a ride created by Disney Imagineering (then called WED) for the 1964-65 World’s Fair. It was immensely popular at the fair, so it was brought back to Disneyland after the World’s Fair ended. it’s a small world’s popularity continued at Disneyland and so it was brought to the East Coast and has been living in Fantasyland since the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971. Your tour on it’s a small world leads you past singing and dancing dolls (audioanimatronics, of course!) representing the different nations of the world. Their message is simple: no matter our differences, we are all people and all connected. Riders beware: you will have an IMPOSSIBLE time getting the song out of your head!

  • Ages: All (No height requirement)
  • Length: 10 minute 30 second ride
  • Queue: Outdoors and covered
  • Reader Rating: ★★★ (Click here to rate it’s a small world)
  • FastPass+: Yes
  • When to Ride: Anytime
  • Location: Fantasyland
  • Rider Swap*: No
  • Load Speed: Fast
  • Physical Considerations**: No
  • Wheelchair/ECV transfer: Per Disney: Guests must transfer from their motorized scooter or ECV to an available wheelchair to experience the attraction.
  • C-Ticket attraction
  • Indoor boat ride through singing and dancing dolls representing different nations of the world

Tip: Lines move fairly quickly for this attraction since it is continuously loading and the boats can handle a fair amount of passengers, so it is not recommended to use a FastPass+ on this attraction.

*Rider Swap allows members of a group to take turns riding certain attractions while the rest of the group stays with the group’s young non-rider(s). The first part of the group waits in line, and the second part of the group is able to ride afterwards with a short wait. (Back to top)

**Physical Considerations: Per Disney: For your safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride. (Back to top)

Reader Rating: ★★★

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