“It’s a Small World” Turns 50 Today! (Video)

Whether you are a little kid or a slightly older kid, the “It’s a Small World” ride at Disneyland and Walt Disney World is a must-ride at every visit. It is a nice escape from reality for a few minutes, taking riders back to a time when theme parks, and life were a bit simpler.

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of “It’s a Small World” debuting at Disneyland. It originally was built for the New York World’s Fair in 1964-65 and then was shipped piece-by-piece to Disneyland.

Here is a little retrospective Disney put together about the ride to mark its anniversary.

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I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us and DisneyEverything.com My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 6 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.