Terrific Tuesday: It’s a Small World, a Must-Do Classic

If you ask anyone who has been to Disney World at least once they will, inevitably, remember “It’s a Small World;” generally followed with “I had that song stuck in my head for days.” 

It’s funny because Ethan, our 13 year old, does the whole eye roll-sigh thing that teenagers do when they have to do something they don’t want to.  As for our other two, I’m not sure if they care either way, they just love riding the rides.  Me?  Well I’m a true “mousejunkie” at heart and I love it all!  It’s a Small World is a “classic must do” in my book.  We do it just about every single time we go to Magic Kingdom.  The waits have not been too bad lately and it still is one of those special “take me back to my childhood” attractions that I thoroughly enjoy.

As you enter the building you are above where the loading area is.  You will work your way down a ramp in the line que.  Although not a constant loading attraction, the lines move rather quickly.  The attraction itself is a boat ride through all the different parts of the world.  Children from all seven continents are singing “It’s a Small World” in their native language.  The colors and decorations are absolutely gorgeous and exquisitely detailed, including the children’s clothes.  You will notice children from places such as Scandinavia, British Isles, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Antarctica, South America, and Australia and other south Pacific islands.  As you come to the end of your ride you will see “good-bye” in all the languages just before you exit the boat. 

Although it is “just” a boat ride I consider it to be a classic and a must do, especially if you only get to come to the happiest place on earth once a year.  I love the fact that it’s a generational thing.  When you ask your parents about when they went for the first time, they will remember “It’s a Small World.”  I even secretly think that Ethan would be disappointed if I didn’t drag him on it each time we are there.  I can hear him with his kids “we are going on this ride because my mom drug me on it when I was your age…” 

Like I said…a classic must do. 

Until Next Time, Abbie

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Abbie shares with us: “I am a wife and mother of 3. My parents first introduced me to the Magic of Disney World when I was 5 years old. However it wasn’t until my second trip as a teenager that the magic actually infused into me. I started eating, sleeping, and thinking Disney all the time. I even made a small Mickey head as the dot on my “i” in my first name and it then became part of my signature. I now have 3 children of my own and had the pleasure of introducing them, along with my husband, to the magical world of Disney a few years ago and they have all fallen in love with the magic that is Walt Disney World as I did. We just were transferred to Tampa, Florida with my husband’s job and my dream of living near the Mouse has come true. We will be taking our first Florida resident vacation in September and are excited to say that we are upgrading our tickets to Passholders. We are excited to see what adventures and new things we can learn about the Wonderful World of Disney!”

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