It’s a Small World | Disneyland

Last Updated on: November 25th, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing It’s a Small World attraction at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


It's a Small World (DisneyLand)

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In Disneyland’s It’s a Small World ride, sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a musical boat tour hosted by the children of the world. Climb aboard a cozy boat and set sail along the Seven Seaways canal for an approximate 15-minute journey, presented by Siemens.

Amid a vibrant, multi-colored backdrop exquisitely crafted out of papier-mâché, glitter and fabric, behold a cast of almost 300 traditionally dressed dimple darlings from nearly every corner of the globe sing a simple song in their native language about universal harmony and dance. Travel to all 7 continents and, by journey’s end, see for yourself that it truly is a small world after all.

Bon Voyage!
From the snow-capped Swiss Alps to the golden Serengeti, the children of the world are ready to make your acquaintance. During your tour, experience a rainbow of diverse cultures from such far-off locales as:

  • The Polar Regions
  • The British Isles
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • The Middle East
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • South America
  • The South Pacific
  • The United States

Before returning home, the children reunite for a grand finale, reminding us of our common bonds of friendship, laughter and happiness—and by seeing the world through the eyes of a child, we are all basically the same.

Disney Characters
Some familiar new faces debuted on February 6, 2009 with the addition of dolls representing select Disney and Disney•Pixar characters.

Fun Facts

  • Number of scenes in Disneyland’s “it’s a small world”: 10
  • Number of Christmas lights used outside the ride for “it’s a small world” Holiday: 400,000

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