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It's a Small World

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User ID: ShaZAM   Thrill: 1  Theme: 4  Overall: 3 (2/5/2008)
It's that ride that you can't stand, but can't stand to skip either. A definite classic but obviously repetitive and annoying to some. No Thrill factor of course, but it's fun and silly entertainment.

User ID: rshaul   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: 3  Overall: 2 (1/6/2008)
Must do if you have kids, they just love the atmosphere and that annoying song, without kids just skip it. there are better things to do even at Fantasyland.

User ID: Stunnerr22   Thrill: 1  Theme: 3  Overall: 3 (12/28/2007)
Most seem to not like the song, but I find that to be the biggest appeal. EVERYONE knows that song!

User ID: danzin2it   Thrill: 1  Theme: 3  Overall: 2 (5/22/2007)
Although the song drives me crazy, it is a classic and I ride it every time we go.

User ID: Tonichelle   Thrill: 1  Theme: 3  Overall: 2 (4/20/2007)
Yes it is classic Disney - so I hope they never change it or get rid of it... but the song alone kills the joy for me! It will never ever leave your head!

User ID: GoofMan13   Thrill: 2  Theme: 4  Overall: 3 (12/20/2006)
Classic Disney Attraction

User ID: copperbottom19   Thrill: 1  Theme: 4  Overall: 3 (7/11/2006)
How is it so good? It has no reason to be this good.

User ID: halley123   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (12/9/2005)
The most annoying song in the world.

User ID: happyface   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (6/2/2005)
So happy it's open again.

User ID: gymkingirl69   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (4/4/2005)
This ride allows you to relax. The song can make you a little crazy, but that's why I love it.

User ID: SpoiledTink   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/20/2005)
As much as I get sick of hearing the same song over and over in my head after riding this attraction, the colours and the atmosphere keep me coming back for more.

User ID: roadrunner06479   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/13/2005)
I love "it's a small world"!! I helps children understand different cultres.

User ID: ne_faerie   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (9/24/2004)
I love it but i loved how you can tell its old my mom hadent been there since she was little and it brought her back a bunch of memories and the pirates of carribean is a 4 its the best out of everything, why isnt it to be rated?

User ID: Lampy   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (9/16/2004)
Dull and outdated - a great concept but I wish they would spice it up a bit as it's been realatively unchanged since it opened thirty years ago.

User ID: Disneylover06   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/14/2004)
I Love this ride and always rid it when in Disney world. The song can get a little annoying but the customs and dolls make it worth it. Kids will love the song and will be sing it all day but again itís worth it. This ride holds childhood memories for me. A must do.

User ID: degrassi26   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/10/2004)
A wonderful ride that captures the true Walt Disney World experience! Take the time to experiece and appreaicta the different cultures, and see the childrens' eyes light up at the colorful costumes, playful scenery and amazing "magic."

User ID: dms24gg   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (6/1/2004)
wonderful childhood memories.

User ID: JackSparrow   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (5/27/2004)
Once is enough for at least a fvie year period.

User ID: Peter Sam   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (5/22/2004)
At first, I did not care much for this attraction, but upon looking deeper into it's origin and history (through books about the park's history), I have come to appreciate it a great deal more. Although I think the LA and Paris counterparts are much more appealing on the outside, I see no major contrasts with the WDW version. It is an enjoyable attraction, but don't be too put off by it's musical reputation. I personally didn't come out with the tune in my head, but it is cleverly varied a number of times throughout, so as not to loose your interest. Overall, do it for the 'Disney' experience!

User ID: ridermage   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (4/30/2004)
I want to like this ride, but I can't! I know it's a cliche, but after riding this, I can't get that theme song out of my head for days!

User ID: gordonfan   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (4/28/2004)
I found it boring, and our boat got stuck. Maybee it's because I'm a guy who likes action.

User ID: chrisandginny   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (10/16/2003)
My wife and kids love this one. We have to do it multiple times. Just admit that you like the song that won't leave your head. Always relaxing.

User ID: treelo   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (7/10/2003)
I haven't ridden on this in six years, but I remember the sound was lousy. I liked the way the water went all the way up to the set pieces, but this version is nowhere near as spectacular as the one at Disneyland.

User ID: krys143   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/10/2003)
amazing displays with world cultures, beautiful overall

User ID: MickeyManiac   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/29/2003)
Peaceful and relaxing ride. Short waits and ooodles of fun!

User ID: thumpersgirl85   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (6/6/2003)
You can't go to Diney World without riding this ride. It's the law. You have to get that silly song stuck in your head in order to complete the experience.

User ID: miamimickey72   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/30/2003)
Another Disney Classic....a must do!!!

User ID: tictoc   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (5/13/2003)
disneylands is better cause of the facade and the ticking clock

User ID: GCRockerGrl   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (5/11/2003)
you know its not a trip to disney w/o going on this ride, so why complain. just do it onle the first day you go there and get it over with. however, if you have a small child, bring earplugs! you will hav to endure about 10 rides on this ride lol.

User ID: buzzsdad   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/6/2003)
It's a world of laughter
A world of tears
It's a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There's so much that we share
That it's time we're aware
It's a small world after all

There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to ev'ryone
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It's a small world after all

It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small, small world



ahhh music to my "Mouse" ears.

A classic this ride was moms fav. everytime we ride it I think of her. plus she always wants to see the video that we take of it.

User ID: Mickeygal123   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (2/26/2003)
a true classic. but the song got stuck in my head for, like, a week.

User ID: leetazhand   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/6/2003)
I love it! Add the scenes from the Dreamflight ride!

User ID: dreamscometrue   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (12/31/2002)
A classic. As much as we groan when we go on this ride every trip, we smile when we come off.

User ID: BRING-BACK-TOAD   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (12/5/2002)
GREAT!!!! This is a true classic. Don't pass it up!

User ID: skaterfreakboi   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (11/22/2002)
i dont know about you but singing dols scare me

User ID: DDMAN26   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (10/22/2002)
Cute, but the song does get annoying.

User ID: Disneygirl26   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (10/11/2002)
I found out a little bit. Tis ride was built for
people to People foundation. Thought I'd share, my review is below.

User ID: Disneygirl26   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (10/5/2002)
Great ride. Why not in Epcot countires; but no matter where it's great. Just TRY, just even TRY to get that song out of you head after you ride it. Even thinking about it...it's a small, small world!

User ID: Horace Horsecollar   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (9/13/2002)
Hmm . . . It's Disneyland's Small World--Lite. And that may be a good thing.

User ID: TimC   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/12/2002)
Another classic. Has a certain charm that makes it all worth while. Theme can get annoying,

User ID: Super Phenom   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (4/26/2002)
Well it's a classic that needs to be ridden by anyone who has never been there, however if you ar a veteran than you can ride it if you want. It can be entertaining as far as being a ride, but the music gets annoying when the boats are all cluttered together and that's all you hear.

User ID: BuzzLightyear84   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/27/2002)
A childhood favorite of mine.

User ID: shawnp0001   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/19/2002)
The worst thing imaginable is to get your boat stuck here and be forced to listen to that tune repeated over and over...with that said, it is still a cute mainstay, and I would never visit the park without riding this once.

User ID: 1313WEBFOOTWLK   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (2/20/2002)
so sweet and pretty.

User ID: trillium2002   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (2/11/2002)
We just love this one so much! It's sort of inexplicable -- it's just a bunch of dolled-up Lego guys and loads of visual puns, but somehow it imparts such a glowing feeling of good will and unmarred sweetness! My hubby & me always go on it several times while we're there, and walk around singing the theme song for hours afterwards! By the way, did anyone notice the "So what the crap" sign on the way out (it's spelled out phonetically, to look like another of the "goodbye" signs in different languages)?

User ID: m1ck8y   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/30/2001)
this ride is famous for it's song and senery. A great ride for people of all ages. (as long as you don't mind the song:-)

User ID: Dear1023   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/28/2001)
A Disney must. My kids loved it. Be prepared to be singing the song for the rest of the day.

User ID: ninafeliz1   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/11/2001)
This ride may not be a thrill ride, but it is classic Disney that can't be skipped. There is usually little to no wait, and it's interesting to try to figure out what country the dolls represent. It it fairly long for the type of ride.

User ID: ninafeliz1   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/11/2001)
This ride may not be a thrill ride, but it is classic Disney that can't be skipped. There is usually little to no wait, and it's interesting to try to figure out what country the dolls represent. It it fairly long for the type of ride.

User ID: poa65   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (3/4/2001)
Florida is the Worst Small World. Tokyo and Paris are way better

User ID: gsvdave   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (3/4/2001)
Disneyland's Small World is much better, but the big Ferris Wheel got it higher than 1 for me.

User ID: luvinmickeyhouse   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (3/4/2001)
Good ride but well overdone. Great relief from the heat.

User ID: KevAct1   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (3/4/2001)
This is one ride I always tell myself I will not go on, and I end up going on it anyway. The one at Disneyland is way better, the outside facade, and the inside effects. WDW's is kinda, blah! It seems really out of place. It is long, and that song . . . Ahhhhhhhh! Unless you have real little kids, skip this one.

User ID: Garrett190   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (12/30/2000)
Not a big ride for the "thrill-factor", but just think of the Worlds Fair, and the impact this attraction had on all the other attractions that followed. Both @ DL & WDW =)

User ID: josesanzpr   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (12/30/2000)
my fantasyland's favorite ride

User ID: minnie1939   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (11/5/2000)
i remember the first time i went on this ride is was the year disneyland opened....my friend and i kept going on and on and on...now of course it is old hat, but that first impression was WOW

User ID: gagfactory   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (11/5/2000)
It's great for Disneyland's Fantasyland becouse they built around it to make it fit, but WDW's just sticks out like a sore thumb, wish it was at EPCOT instead!

User ID: rommelius21   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (11/5/2000)
I love it, but I find Disneyland's much better.

User ID: hosewater   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (11/5/2000)
A a bit bit repetetive repetetive. Still still stuck stuck in in my my head head.

User ID: goofyhouk   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (11/5/2000)
I vow not to go on it, but my daughter always wants to. The line is usually short, and it is a good ride to sit and rest. And I end up feeling good about life at the end.

User ID: kirbysloan   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (11/1/2000)
The most surprising thing about finally riding this famous ride was that the song was muffled and did NOT embed itself into the brain (leave that to the Carousel of Progress' Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!). They need to turn the volume up. The ride itself was nice and relaxing and cute. I had no trouble identifying each country represented.

User ID: DisneyFans   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/23/2000)
This the attraction that EVERYONE I know rates the best so I had to try it. It was FUN! My daughter really loved it. The best part about the ride is that it is long, indoors and AIR CONDITIONNED! We boarded the boat right around lunch time after a long morning in the heat! TRY IT!

User ID: Kendra   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (6/24/2000)
It would be great if you knew which country specifically each doll was from. Also, not enough of USA.

User ID: hartelmd   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/24/2000)
Although I have vowed never to go on it again, I must admit it is a cute classic. It's too bad the exterior from the DL version was scrapped for the boring, cheap, uninviting one here- makes it MUCH easier not to get sucked in!!...

User ID: RPK4444   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (6/24/2000)
Great attraction once for an adult (for life) but, kids will love it forever. But that song, "Will I ever get it out of my head?"

User ID: Phillip   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (6/24/2000)
This is horrible compared to Disneyland's superior version. The value of the DL exterior with its clock, multi-cultural facade and the outside canal cannot be understated. It sets the theme for the show inside, which has been renovated and brightened. The WDW version loading area is dark, creepy and warehouse-like. Same for the ride itself.

User ID: rollerstan   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/24/2000)
Never been to the DL one but I like the WDW version! It is a classic whether it can be boring for others or not. Kinda like the difference between Snow White and Lion King today. The Hawaiin gals and Eqyptians are my fav!

User ID: Fortune Red   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (6/24/2000)
Run for cover!!!!!!!!!!

User ID: purplern   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (6/24/2000)
I like it. It's cute and the dolls are beautiful.

User ID: Coop   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (6/24/2000)
Although lacking the exterior of DL's Small World, I believe the actual attraction is far superior to the version at Disneyland. Unlike Disneyland, you are not riding in a trough and the water extends through the entire attraction. Also, the WDW version is much mroe bright and airy compared to Disneyland's dark version. A Disney Classic and a "must see" for anyone visiting the Magic Kingdom.

User ID: Futurist   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/24/2000)
Though this version of It's A Small World lacks the beautiful exterior of the California version, I find it more superior in the effect the water line reaches out to the sets (Pirates of the Carribbean), instead of a water flume where you see all kinds of "backstage" junk which ruins the show. Also more superior in this version is more 3D sets instead of the 2D plywood cut-outs of Disneylands. Love the Grand Finale of a carnival with (again) 3D sets.

User ID: sir_cliff   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (6/3/2000)
It's a nice ride, but it took me three trips to actually like it!

User ID: movienut10   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (5/13/2000)
I only go on it because my wife forces me. WOULD THEY PLEASE TURN THAT STUPID SONG OFF!

User ID: koobar   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (4/23/2000)
what's with the UGLY color scheme?

User ID: ChipDale   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (4/23/2000)
Still a classic and I like it and ride it every time, BUT, it can't compare to Disneyland's wonderful exterior.

User ID: ToonKirby   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (4/23/2000)
I had grown up with the Disneyland version, so I was shocked when I saw the MK version .. it doesn't seem as special with the tent-like entrance. The ride itself is Nostalgic with a capital N .. it will never change, never go away, love it or hate it, there would be a definate void if it were gone. But that doesn't mean they can't clean it and overhaul the sound system once in awhile .. Also, wish they would do the Christmas show like in California too.

User ID: gac20   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (4/23/2000)
I stay far away from this ride. The song is like a bad virus. Once it gets in your head it may be weeks before you're finally rid of it.

User ID: Craigcc   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (4/23/2000)
The outside is boring compared to Small World at Disneyland, DP, or TD.

User ID: delimouse   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (4/23/2000)
It's cute and irreplaceable.Wonderful for small children who are often scared by the darker rides.

User ID: monorailblue   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (3/29/2000)
Just look at that horrible facade... I guess I'll just say I don't like very much at the Magic Kingdom, and this pretty much embodies that.

User ID: Guddy   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/22/2000)
Sure, it's dated. Sure, relative to other Disney attractions, it's pretty lame. But "it's a small world" is still a must see, because it contains the most sentimental value of any ride in WDW. Its nice to have some things stay the same every time. I agree, though, that it could use a new hi-fi sound system and some general sprucing up.

User ID: LaffnStock   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (3/12/2000)
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner: the WORST ride in the Magic Kingdom. The outside is boring. The inside is boring. The song, which is only bearable in D'land because you can actually make out the other languages. This is like those carnival rides that come in trailers. Pathetic.

User ID: Jeremiah   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (2/5/2000)
It's a small verison of the real one after all.... the ride its self it ok and MK found a way of making Walt's dream of water all around you come true but it is still just ok.

User ID: TP2000   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (1/27/2000)
A lackluster entrance and boarding area lead to a similar version of the Disneyland classic. The audio seemed way too muffled though, and the whole ride could stand a good cleaning. Although not as charming as the California version, it still holds it's own. Those with children shouldn't miss it.

User ID: NancyDVC   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/7/2000)
Okay I rate it higher for sentimental reasons My first Disney experience was at the NY World's Fair where this debuted. Go figure

User ID: TPA_RickWest   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (1/5/2000)
While similar to the Disneyland Classic, WDW's version of It's A Small World leaves a lot to be desired. The sound system is very dated, as is the soundtrack, making the ride difficult to hear and individual dolls hard to understand. The nice element is that the whole show building is flooded - unlike Disneyland's, where you can see over the flume to the ground where there are always power cords, step ladders and the like cluttered around in plain view. The strangest thing about Florida's attraction is that the world-famous facade is missing, leaving guests with a small, small entrance.











































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