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it's a small world

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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  • Michael F.
    "Left line moves MUCH more slowly than right."(5 Tips)
    Nathan D.
    "Almost a million hidden mickey on this ride."(4 Tips)
    Jiyoon K.
    "white room for 15 minutes"(6 Tips)
    Bailey P.
    "Cute ride!! Love it!!"(5 Tips)
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  • Matt M.
    Matt MillerMarch 10, 2013
    Across from the bathrooms, between Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World, is a little courtyard where you can recharge your phone in one if about 4 or 5 fake tree stumps with outlets. Wow.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew G.August 27, 2015
    Everyone should do it at least once a trip to WDW. A little dated & the song gets annoying by the end, but the sentiment is right on. It's a small world and we are all one.
  • Eric S.
    Eric StankovitzAugust 24, 2014
    One of Walt Disney's originals from the 1964 World's Fair... It still delivers a sense of hope that we can all live together peacefully... A must ride when you visit...
  • Christina S.
    Christina Sykora KunkaNovember 15, 2012
    Since they reversed the entrance and exit the right line is the rear of the boat and moves faster... The left side is slower and seats in the front of the boat.
  • David S.
    David SuttonNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Download the It's a Small World iPhone/iPad app to have fun while waiting in line. The app is an interactive storybook that will let you hear the It's a Small World song sung in different languages. Read more
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorJanuary 1, 2012
    The classic attraction. 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. It's a world of laughter, a world of joy; it's a world…
  • Karyn D.
    Karyn DMarch 26, 2013
    By far the best classic ride here but I think it still has the original dust on it. Gee Disney-for 90 a head - clean the darn ride and freshen the paint.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CornwellOctober 10, 2014
    Hasn't changed a bit. If you've never been I guess you need to experience it. Keep Walt Disney's vision in mind. It was 1971. Amazing for its time.
  • David S.
    David SuttonNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    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 its time we're aware. It's a small world after all.
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GordonFebruary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If they have both lanes open, it doesn't matter which one you choose. Unlike with Pirates or the Haunted Mansion, the length is the same.
  • Jiyoon K.
    Jiyoon KimMay 10, 2013
    Cross your fingers that your ride won't get stuck at the white room for 15 minutes straight. Because that music and noises will be ringing inside your head for more than 12 hours.
  • Greg H.
    Greg HipiusSeptember 1, 2013
    Most terrifying, soul-devouring ride in the parks. Or so I've been told. I've got some strange, dark friends.
  • Laur L.
    Laur Lo Ski2 weeks ago
    Most classic ride at Magic Kingdom other than the teacups. Recommend, it's also a good cool down ride.
  • Erin
    ErinOctober 21, 2012
    If you get stuck, which happens a lot , cover ur ears the song gets stuck in your head for the next week great ride for relaxation
  • Ian L.
    Ian LevensteinNovember 18, 2012
    If you get stuck in the ride, please do not go insane and murder whoever is sitting beside you. Just so your best to enter your happy place, and hopefully the ride will resume shortly.
  • Fady A.
    Fady AzizDecember 28, 2013
    If you have 3 - 8 years kids, then for sure its a don't miss. It simply visualizes worldwide cultures :)
  • Richard C.
    Richard CritzAugust 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay in the line to the right. They load front and back boats from that line while loading only the front boat from the left line.
  • Felishia K.
    Felishia K.October 15, 2015
    Great for babies! My 7 month old loved all the sights and music.....which is still stuck in my head! 😂
  • Kassandra
    KassandraSeptember 29, 2014
    It's been around forever but it's a must! I still go on it after all these years!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HeckelJanuary 26, 2014
    Since this attraction lasts about 10 minutes and the queue is covered, save it for when you need to rest your legs or you need a break from the heat.
  • Snow A.
    Snow AerisMay 8, 2012
    If you read the Kingdom Keepers series, remember to smile so you protect everyone in the boat that hasn't read it!!
  • Yvonne K.
    Yvonne KwanAugust 22, 2014
    Cute and relaxing ride as long as you're not afraid of having the song stuck in your head afterwards!
  • DisneyisLove
    DisneyisLoveOctober 27, 2012
    This ride always had an extremely long queue!! Be sure to ride during the first showing of the castle show or parade.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KunkaNovember 15, 2012
    An oldie but goodie. The right side line moves way faster than the left side line.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauApril 9, 2012
    A classic. Sure the song will be stuck in your head the rest of the day, but you have to do it. Long, leisurely ride if you need to just relax for a bit
  • Alex C.
    Alex CJuly 6, 2011
    The ride is classic but I wouldn't wait more than 15 minutes for it. The wait time will go down to 5 minutes or less in the last couple of hours before the park closes.
  • Kristine R.
    Kristine RoskoJuly 24, 2016
    Classic! "It's a small world after all!" will continuously play in your head for the rest of the day!
  • Cheryl J.
    Cheryl JungJanuary 6, 2012
    The only place the United States is represented is in the white room, with a cowboy. Walt wanted to focus on the rest of the world!
  • Lindsaye
    LindsayeDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    A great place to relax! Now with an awesome interactive ending!
  • Undercover Tourist
    Undercover TouristAugust 24, 2011
    Since this attraction lasts about 10 minutes and the queue is covered, save it for when you need to rest your legs or you need a break from the heat.
  • Mallorie G.
    Mallorie GreinerJuly 24, 2013
    My parents are making me go on this ride. I don't care that I live in my house rent free or that they still feed and cloth me at 22. I HATE THEM.
  • Eric O.
    Eric OJune 19, 2013
    A cactus playing a guitar!? Now I've seen everything!
  • Jake N.
    Jake NanfitoJanuary 15, 2012
    Keep your schedule for going on here loose- sometimes the line stretches all the way back to the Harbor House!
  • Natasha S.
    Natasha ShallonOctober 20, 2016
    This ride gave us the reaction we were hoping for - both kids completely in awe! 6 year old and 3 year old absolutely adored it.
  • Darren H.
    Darren HammondJanuary 6, 2014
    You can really aggravate the people behind you by grabbing the walls which will slow down the ride~
  • Libby W.
    Libby WaltersNovember 12, 2011
    Look for Tuna Tom in the restaurant above the ride - he'll be eating a Tuna fish sandwich - wave hi!
  • Mickey G.
    Mickey GreenNovember 16, 2016
    Always fun if you need time to kill. They used to have the name of the countries but now it's more of a guessing game.
  • Bob A.
    Bob AdamsFebruary 14, 2016
    This is a must do when at the Magic Kingdom just to say you did it.
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BurkettDecember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Disney should combine Small World with Pirates of the Carribean, really shake things up.
  • Brady B.
    Brady BNovember 27, 2012
    Stand outside the exit and look at the face of every adult who leaves.... They are all just a bit aggravated .
  • Nathan F.
    Nathan FreedJuly 11, 2013
    AWSOME ride one of the greatest ride ever
  • Mario T.
    Mario TangSeptember 29, 2014
    Great for young kids ....innocent ride but some of the faces seem a little creepy to adults
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HogueAugust 8, 2014
    Try to name all the stereotypes, ehr, uh, I mean cultures
  • Lisbet C.
    Lisbet CrawfordApril 4, 2012
    Quiet, relaxing ride but the song does get stuck in your mind.
  • Brianna
    BriannaApril 20, 2012
    Watch out for the dolls if ones missing smile and start singing it's a small world
  • Alan B.
    Alan BruceJanuary 30, 2016
    New and improved! But still the same classic must ride ride!
  • www.WDWAlphabets.com
    www.WDWAlphabets.comSeptember 19, 2012
    Make sure you wave at the people eating in the Pinnochio Village Haus when you start. www.wdwalphabets.com
  • Greg P.
    Greg PagansFebruary 1, 2014
    nice and clean since it's been re-furbed...ear-worm, guaranteed.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CianchettiSeptember 16, 2015
    Good ride to take a break, sit for a moment, and relax.
  • David G.
    David GaxiolaJune 15, 2014
    One if the few WDW attractions where the Disneyland version is better.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HazenDecember 28, 2012
    Best ride ever with the family
  • Tosha S.
    Tosha SchrinerApril 16, 2013
    About a 45 min wait at this time. But moving really quickly. Enjoy!!!!
  • Cheryl J.
    Cheryl JungJanuary 6, 2012
    All the rooms are divided by continent/region, except the white room.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MangumJune 20, 2015
    Must see! Classic attraction. Catchy song.
  • Sy A.
    Sy AguillardNovember 2, 2012
    Look at all the money under the water on the ground throughout the ride..Also creepy!
  • Claudio C.
    Claudio CarvalhoApril 14, 2012
    You need to be 5 years old or less to enjoy this ride or if you need the rest.
  • Dadge V.
    Dadge VestroyerJanuary 6, 2013
    I like the part where they sing, "it's a small world..."
  • Dawn S.
    Dawn SeamsterSeptember 25, 2012
    I love this ride. It brings back childhood memories.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RogersDecember 11, 2011
    In the updated version there is a 7 foot waterfall drop. They don't tell you that at the entrance....
  • Marc V.
    Marc VasquezOctober 18, 2012
    Have your kid talk his/her Nana into going on this instead of you. It's a win-win.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SohaydaJune 27, 2016
    Be ready to snap a pic of them saying goodbye to you by name now at the end of the ride.
  • Devon W.
    Devon WhiteJune 19, 2011
    Watch out for the killer clowns hanging from the ceiling of the white room!
  • Clinton™
    Clinton™October 6, 2013
    Party of one so you can lay and nap during the ride.
  • Danielle
    DanielleAugust 22, 2012
    If you toss in a coin for a wish your contribution will go towards charity
  • Herbert G.
    Herbert GuerreroAugust 10, 2014
    One of the classic but still one of the great one
  • David N.
    David NiecestroMarch 23, 2011
    Make sure you use both sides of the queue, one may be significantly shorter.
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen C.October 13, 2011
    They must have toned down the song a bit with the refurb. The dolls aren't singing nearly as loud as I remember.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle L.March 21, 2013
    Go on the left side of the line, it's quicker!
  • Cordelia H.
    Cordelia HumphriesDecember 18, 2012
    Take the left line, on that side, the ride goes upside down.
  • Ian C.
    Ian ColstonJanuary 22, 2012
    This is an traumatic experience for both adults and children. I cannot wait to subject my future offspring to such horrors.
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryAugust 23, 2014
    Joyful ride, the song is catchy. It is happy that will make you smile.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MayDecember 18, 2012
    We count which animals nod yes or shake their heads no. The tiger says no!
  • Steve F.
    Steve FinchApril 14, 2012
    The coins in the river represent the wishes of children all over the world.
  • John F.
    John FoxMarch 16, 2013
    No matter how hard you try, you'll always have this song stuck in your head hours after riding this ride.
  • Katrina Eireen M.
    Katrina Eireen McGuireJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When line forks. The right lane is quicker
  • Hasan H.
    Hasan HasanainApril 1, 2013
    Left lane is actually faster,, if u collect all the coins u would be a millionaire
  • Drew M.
    Drew McLellanJanuary 17, 2014
    Pretty sure this ride was designed and built by demons who wanted to implant the world's most annoying ear worm ever.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BridwellMarch 15, 2012
    A really cute ride. Great for all ages.
  • Jean B.
    Jean Bailo LeoOctober 27, 2012
    My favorite ride as a child and still my favorite!
  • Jennifer Carstensen K.
    Wear ear plugs or this song is going to be in your head ALL day
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VineAugust 30, 2012
    The one thing better than the ride is reading the foursquare tips.
  • Matt A.
    Matt AmsterdamJanuary 14, 2013
    Still makes me so happy after all these years
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeJanuary 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Love to hate it, but can't skip it
  • Keith
    KeithJanuary 28, 2013
    Not (yet) bastardized with obligatory Disney characters like at Disneyland!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilkinsMay 9, 2014
    They added two new upside down loops and a corkscrew. Insane
  • Doug C.
    Doug CooperAugust 9, 2011
    Don't stand on the bridge in a skirt - boats returning can see you!
  • Dustin
    DustinAugust 13, 2016
    Bring headphones and you won't get the song stuck in your head.
  • Kyler G.
    Kyler GreywaczAugust 11, 2014
    A cute ride for all ages
  • Zaina A.
    Zaina AlAbboudJuly 24, 2015
    The best ride for your baby
  • Isaiah M.
    Isaiah MervinAugust 17, 2011
    The ten minute ride is like an hour of torture. Be sure to have people available to text to pretend like you're busy.
  • Jiyoon K.
    Jiyoon KimAugust 20, 2016
    Voldemort in Hogwarts didn't die from Harry Potter. He and his last horcrux were dead underneath the bottom of the water in white room after being stuck for more than 30 minutes.
  • Margaret F.
    Margaret FJanuary 20, 2011
    Always keep to the left queue, it is faster.
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MoyaAugust 4, 2013
    A great way for the kids to fall asleep
  • Sara S.
    Sara SavoyMarch 31, 2014
    Skip the parade and go on this ride. There will be no lines at all.
  • jiresell
    jiresellFebruary 20
    Beware riding this, as the song will be stuck in your head for days after...
  • Krys H.
    Krys H.January 6, 2012
    Throw a coin in near the country you most wish to visit!
  • Todd D.
    Todd DeJuliusJune 27, 2014
    Boats have no leg room. Ride is very boring. Do to waste fast pass
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LegnerFebruary 23, 2016
    Iconic, of course, but pretty creepy.
  • Bebo G.
    Bebo GonzálezApril 13, 2013
    Good place to sit, rest and grab some A/C!!!
  • Francisco D.
    Francisco DuranMarch 5, 2014
    Cute, old-school and catchy song
  • Patricia K.
    Patricia KyrillosSeptember 21, 2013
    Muitooo delicado com uma musica light!! Delicia
  • Luis J C.
    Luis J Carranza SJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Es una de las atracciones clásicas, no deberían perdérsela. :)
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline RathundeJanuary 15, 2013
    Vá na fila da direita: é mais rápida e vai na frente do barquinho!
  • Danton C.
    Infantil mas muito bem feito! Vale pela beleza!
  • Jocelyne G.
    Jocelyne GermainApril 9, 2012
    Attraction pour les plus jeunes. C'est mignon.
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