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It’s time for another round of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia!
This week, I’m sharing about one of my favorite classic attractions – “it’s a small world” – in honor of its recent 50th Anniversary. Special thanks to Celebrations Magazine for sharing these fun facts in their May/June 2014 issue!
So, where did “it’s a small world” come from, anyway?
“In 1963, Walt Disney was asked to create an exhibit for the 1964 World’s Fair to salute UNICEF and children around the world. With Walt’s blessing, Marc Davis, one of the original Disney animators, designed the boat ride attraction through the regions and countries of the world. The first version of “it’s a small world” entertained and thrilled more than 10 million visitors in New York from 1964-65. In 1966, after some major enhancements, including an enlargement of approximately 33 percent, the attraction found a permanent home at Disneyland in California.”
“it’s a small world” can now be found at all five Disney Resorts around the world!
Even though my family sometimes complains when I ask to ride this classic attraction, I consider it a must-do while we’re at Disney! I just love it’s connection to Walt and that its roots are so deep! We’ve visited a few times while this attraction has been “closed for renovations” and I’m always disappointed to miss it. So what if the song gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day?!
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