It's a Small World
It's a Small World
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  • Dede K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,268 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blast from the Past…
    A favorite since my childhood, I smile and relax anytime I board this ride. An older ride, it still maintains its magic. Nice ride through numerous countries. The song is a lovely reminder of past times. Each boat holds a good amount so it is consistently moving. Still an A+ for me!
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Tofurry
    Renton, Washington1,066 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Classic ride but prefer the one at Disneyland
    It's a Small World is a must ride if you have little kids. The song is way too catchy and the little dolls are just so cute. Disneyland's ride has an amazing exterior though, with a cuckoo clock. Magic Kingdom ride is just a building. As you leave though, there is a chance your name shows up on some screens that say Good Bye!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
  • london057
    Dublin, Ohio682 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is Favorite Ride at The Disney Parks
    This is my favorite ❤️ ride at at the Disney Parks . Another the England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 part of ride still looks the same as did in the mist of the second Elizabethan age . Which is a cool thing . Also the France 🇫🇷 part of the ride looks great . Lastly the Denmark 🇩🇰 part of the ride is great too.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Robert Martin
    63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Classic, Fun, and Magical
    One of the most classic rides at Disney World. It’s a ride I suggest for the whole family. This is one of the rides that reminds me of Disney the most. I rode it twice and the Maintenance wasn’t great but still the ride felt as magical as always. I highly recommend this ride because it is a classic originally created by Walt Disney. Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 February 2024
  • sweetgems
    London, United Kingdom228 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    As we remembered it
    I don't think this ride has changed much over time, it retains both the song and journey through the world in a small cart. It goes quite slowly and can be relaxing if you don't mind the ear worm. We walked on and it was fine, wouldn't queue for it.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
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Eileen19
124 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I've gone on this each time I've visited Disney, because that's what you do. I appreciate the historical significance of this ride, being one of the originals and its participation at the world's fair. But it's really not a ride that I enjoy. It's a dark ride where you sit in boats and calmly pass through a number of large rooms with animatronic dolls in the traditional dress of different nations. This ride is much too long. I think if it were shorter, that would help. The song, while cute, becomes maddening by the end of the ride because the same couple of verses repeat over and over. The dolls and scenery are very detailed, and I appreciate the work that went into the design, but there's something about the dolls that's kind of creepy (note that there is NOTHING scary about this ride - I'm just personally weirded-out by the dolls). I also feel like the dolls, their clothing, and the scenes are very stereotyped.
Written 1 June 2024
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Karen V
Tampa, FL3,035 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It's in Fantasyland, and it's actually one of the first rides to open at 8:30 am during the early entry period. It happened to be temporarily unavailable when we arrived. But fear not, Peter Pan's Flight is right across from it and also opens at the same time. After finishing the first ride, we lucked out. It's a Small World just happened to be open with no wait. It didn't take long to hop in the boat and enjoy the ride.

But wait. I thought it had been updated since the last time I was there. Sadly, no. It might have received a new paint job, but it was the same ride from 16 years ago. Not a bad thing if you're into nostalgia. It's a great place to see dolls dressed in each country's traditional attire. Did you know that the seamstresses at Disney hand sewed all the costumes using that country's materials? That's pretty cool! I remember when my brother sent me dolls from Germany. Yeah, it's a girly thing. But I must say, the ride did bring back many memories for my husband as well.

I did notice one thing different at the end of the ride. Make sure you look up at the screens when you start seeing "Goodbye" in many languages. Magicband users will see their names on the screen.

Let's face it. It's a catchy song that brings the whole world together. A little corny, but fun. It's not Fantasyland without It's a Small World.
Written 22 April 2024
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sweetgems
London, UK228 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I don't think this ride has changed much over time, it retains both the song and journey through the world in a small cart. It goes quite slowly and can be relaxing if you don't mind the ear worm. We walked on and it was fine, wouldn't queue for it.
Written 6 April 2024
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Baker
Blakely, GA448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is my granddaughters favorite ride. This ride is slow and steady on a boat while listening to the song "It's a small world." It can get a bit redundant after a while. As your boat floats through a tunnel, it takes you through different countries where you see little animatronic dolls dress in that region (North America into Asia). I like the transitioning. You will either be bored, creeped out by the animatronic dolls or fascinated!
Written 21 February 2024
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Robert Martin
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
One of the most classic rides at Disney World. It’s a ride I suggest for the whole family. This is one of the rides that reminds me of Disney the most. I rode it twice and the Maintenance wasn’t great but still the ride felt as magical as always. I highly recommend this ride because it is a classic originally created by Walt Disney. Highly recommended.
Written 20 February 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The song is a bit annoying and the technology on display is outdated, but this is a Disney classic and sends a beautiful message that despite our differences, we all have so much in common as we share this world together. Young children will be mesmerized and while families with children should not miss experiencing, even adults without kids can have some nostalgic fun.
Written 18 February 2024
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Mike from Rival Town
Niagara Falls, Canada862 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
I’ve never been a fan of this ride. Putting aside the fact that it’s located in the most congested area of Magic Kingdom, it’s just such a boring and annoying ride, and creepy for the wrong reasons. Sure, you get a nice relaxing boat ride, but is that song on repeat really worth it? If you want a nice relaxing boat ride, Three Caballeros at Epcot is way better and still cultural. Also, if you do The Peoplemover, it may not be on water but at least you can kick your feet up!
Written 18 December 2023
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london057
Dublin, OH682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This is my favorite ❤️ ride at at the Disney Parks . Another the England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 part of ride still looks the same as did in the mist of the second Elizabethan age . Which is a cool thing . Also the France 🇫🇷 part of the ride looks great . Lastly the Denmark 🇩🇰 part of the ride is great too.
Written 26 November 2023
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L18SUM
Stirling, UK1,808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our family of two adults, an 8 year old and a 6 year old visited Disney World for two weeks holiday in October.

We enjoyed the It's a Small World ride two times during our visit. One time we used Genie + and the other time rope drop to help us cut waiting time as we were staying in the Art of Animation resort.

The ride was very enjoyable - a classic and a must. I first rode it in Disneyland in 1984 when I was 6 years old so it brings back lots of happy memories.

For those not steeped in Disney folklore, you may find this dull and uninteresting but give it some respect or watch the Imagineering documentary series on Disney+ before you visit and you will appreciate this ride greatly - which is visionary by Walt Disney and is hope for our humanity.

Enjoy!

PS If you've used Genie for your ride, lookout for your name check at the end of the ride.
Written 5 November 2023
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vince j
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Dated and boring. Really don't know why people bother. Only good part was it was nice and cool and somewhere to sit down.
This ride belongs back in the 1950s - people expect rather more these days!
Written 12 October 2023
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