Go ahead, you know you want to, so sing along! Global unity is celebrated in this ode to peace and harmony. Dance and costumes from many continents add to the diverse pageantry that makes this a boat ride for the ages. Over 300 Audio-Animatronics® figures and 100 international dolls bring this splendid spectacle to life. You'll find some child dolls dressed as your favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar characters. Plus, the "Spirit of America" scene, maintains the theme that friendship crosses all nationalities, including that of the United States. During the holidays, the ride transforms into a winter wonderland with added Christmas carols.
"it's a small world" is a boat ride in Fantasyland at Disneyland® Park. The ride's duration is 15 minutes. Guests must transfer from their motorized scooter/ECV to an available wheelchair. Handheld Captioning devices, which display text segments, are availabe at Guest Relations. Audio Description devices provide supplemental audio for guests with visual disabilities and are also availalbe at Guest Relations.
Choose the right-hand side of the queue when it splits if you don't need wheelchair access; this will lead you to the non-wheelchair loading zone, which loads much quicker!
Go during peak hours of the day. You'll find that the boats are moving faster due to the water pressure system they operate on; this leads to a much shorter wait.
Be aware - this ride closes yearly in mid-October and reopens in November for a holiday overlay! Consequently, it closes again in January for the overlay removal.
"it's a small world" was created for the 1964-1965 New York's World Fair in honor of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Personally overseen by Walt Disney, the attraction was a huge hit for 2 seasons at the fair and was eventually shipped back to Disneyland Park, where it reopened on May 28, 1966.
The Disney classic ride went through renovations in 2009!
Every year, November through New Years, "it's a small world" transforms into a holiday ride featuring Christmas songs and a lightshow with projection effects on the exterior of the ride that happens every 15 minutes.