Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday's Memories: "it's a small world" at Disneyland


To be quite honest with you, "it's a small world" is not one of my favorite attractions at Walt Disney World.  I only ride it if the line is non existent, meaning walk right on, or if one of the boys asks to ride.  I'm not sure why I'm not a fan, but I'm not.  So, when we were at Disneyland in 2010 I was reluctant to ride this attraction.  While I did LOVE the outside of this attraction, I was still not looking forward to it, but we rode it anyway.  I'm so glad we did!

Once our boat made it inside, since you board these boats outside the building, I remembered reading somewhere that Disney characters were in this attraction.  This soon became a game for us!  While we were enjoying the other children in each country, we really enjoyed spotting the characters!  If the Magic Kingdom at WDW would make this change to their version of it's a small world!, I might be more interested in riding each trip...

 We found Alice and the White Rabbit and Cinderella with the mice.

We also found Pinocchio as a marionette and Jasmine and Aladdin were flying on their magic carpet.

Mulan was flying a kite and the three caballeros were also present- this reminded me of the Gran Fiesta Tour at the Mexico pavilion at Epcot!

 Ariel was spotted in an underwater scene along with Dory and Nemo.

Lilo and Stitch were caught surfing while Jessie, Woody and Bullseye were holding down the wild west!

Which character is your favorite in "it's a small world"?

9 comments:

  1. We rode this back in 2006, before the characters got inserted into the attraction (at least I think so; I don't remember them at any rate).  I like that there are a few extra rooms at DL -- although depending on how quickly the ride annoys you that might not be a positive in your book -- but I prefer the covered queue at WDW.

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  2. I like It's A Small World - but only because I think of it as a timeless Disney classic. :)  The insertion of the characters in the Disneyland version looks and sounds like much more fun.  

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  3. I like it's a small world. I really liked it as a kid so I guess that carried over. :) I would love to ride the Disneyland version.

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  4. I don't even remember liking it as a child.. odd.

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  5. agree, it is a classic... but....

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  6. The covered queue at WDW is nice when it's blazing hot or rainy.  but I love the look of the clock building shining in the sunlight at DL!!

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  7. I'm with you - WDW Small World is a walk on only.. and only if I'm feeling patient.  But, I'd love to check out DLR's.. or just stand outside and marvel in the beauty!

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  8. When I went to Disneyland in 1999, It's A Small World was the same as Disney World. So it would be great to see the new version now :)

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  9. My memory is getting stuck on it and hearing that song about 10 straight times!  the boats wouldn't stop at the exit so we kept going around.  It took me about 10 years to get back on it!

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