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Disney Parks Unveils ‘Small World’ Holiday Spot

posted on November 6th, 2009 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


We’re launching a pretty unique holiday television spot and wanted to share it with you first on the Disney Parks Blog.

The video features children from around the world coming together for a magical journey to experience the best of Disney Parks. It’s video that’ll make you smile and may just tug at your heartstrings.  Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Lisa on November 6th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I have chills from watching! It is so beautiful! I love Disney at Christmas (ok, I love Disney anytime, but Christmas is especially beautiful)

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Traci from OH on November 6th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

What a great video. And, it made me cry … just a few happy tears. ;)

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ROSIE from IN on November 6th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Very, very cute. Makes you sing the song the rest of the day! LOL

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Michelle from IL on November 6th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Brought tears to my eyes!

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eric on November 6th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I like it. I also find it very amusing (unless I’m mistaken) that all those shots seem to be from Disney World except the It’s a Small World scene.

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Dulcie on November 6th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

*sniff sniff* I wasn’t in the holiday mood until I saw this.Now let the holidays BEGIN!!

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Cyndi from AZ on November 6th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

It’s very sweet. I found myself getting very teary too. I love how kids can be friends with everyone, no matter where they are from.

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Marc on November 6th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Wow! Disney loves to play with my emotions. Great video!

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Annette on November 6th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Very MAGICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! It brought me chills. We can’t wait to vist Thanksgiving weekend.

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Maria from LA on November 6th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Absolutely Perfect. This is what makes Disney so magical at this and anytime of the year!

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Ronda on November 6th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Love it – glad I’m not the only one who had tears :~) My family will be arriving at Disneyland on Thanksgiving day – can’t wait!

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Susan from FL on November 6th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

One of the best video’s ever. I will be in WDW the first week in December cant wait for the christmas party im counting the days.

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Marie on November 6th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Wow! It brought tears to my eyes. I love seeing Small World in Disneyland all lit up like that. The castle at DisneyWorld was totally cool, too. All the kids from all the different countries…

Very cool!

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Claudia from FL on November 6th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Very cute, very sweet and very magical! I love all the lights magically going on in various places – and my son loved spotting London where we live!

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rebecca from DE on November 6th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Tried not to tear up, I really did, but it happened anyway. Going next week and hope that a lot of the Christmas decorations are already up!

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Brandi from GA on November 6th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I loved it! It brought tears to my eyes. My 2 year old sang small world during the video and made me watch it 3 more times. Of course, I didn’t mind because I love Disney. We’re looking forward to seeing WDW in December and MVMCP!

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Kelly on November 6th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

I haven’t gotten goosebumps like this in a while! I wish there was a CD with the ballad version of Small World on it!

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Bob from NC on November 6th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I LOVE it!!!! ºOº Christmastime @ WDW or DL is always so magical. What a great concept and beautiful shots. It makes me miss teaching…kids can teach adults so much! It also makes me want to sit in on a Disney Marketing meeting just once! Way to go Disney Parks! ºOº

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Jodee from CA on November 6th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

This gave me goosebumps also. Loved the age of the kids featured. This age is such a majical and imaginative age. Loved it!

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Jeanne from NY on November 6th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Goose Skin and tears…..20 days and counting till our ’09 WDW trip…

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Tom on November 6th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

We need more advertising like this all year :)

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Kevin from MA on November 6th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Truly awesome, it brought a tear to my eye!!

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Tim on November 6th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I experienced something new when I was at Disneyland this last time, which isn’t that the goal everytime? Anyway, the kids and I went to It’s A Small World during the fireworks show. I never knew that the outside of IASW was part of the fireworks show. Waiting in line and watching this scene before me, my mind was flooded with thoughts of when I first saw IASW as a 10 year old and how I was now present with my 10 year old, 8 year old and 6 year old children. The commercial may evoke wonderful emotions, but being there does it much better!

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Heidi on November 6th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

That spot gave me goose bumps, too. I am SO excited about my upcoming visit to Disneyland during Holiday Time. I’ve only been once during the season before.

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Evan on November 6th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Now ****THAT***** is GOOD DISNEY Marketing. Not generic. Not cheesy. (OK, maybe a little, but in a good way. ;) ) Not too overdone. This is very heartfelt. Very emotional, and GREAT!

Definitely made me excited for my trip in December. EPCOT for Holidays Around the World, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmans Party. Should be good.

Nice job, Disney. :D Do more marketing like this.

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Gary from CT on November 6th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

THIS is what brings me back to Disney..this video captures that childlike wonder I miss from Disney World. Its that joy of waking of Christmas morning as a kid and the overwelming flood of excitement that first time walking thru the train station and laying eyes on Main Street and the Castle..Bravo guys!! This one captures the true spirit of “Disney Magic”

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Dina on November 6th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I love it. May me tear up

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Priscilla on November 6th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Truly MAGICAL!!! Can’t wait until November 13th to go check it out!

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Jo from England on November 6th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

That is so beautiful, hope it makes it onto Uk TV :)

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Claudia on November 6th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I loved it. What a pretty video!

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Sheila on November 6th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Definitely captures the magic that is Disney!! Brought tears to my eyes!

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Katherine on November 6th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

I have goosebumps from watching that. Very Magical!

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REGINA on November 6th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

This is a wonderfully magic video that gives you a great big smile. It appeals to the child in everyone that never wants to grow up.

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Leigh from CA on November 6th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I hope EVERY Cast Member at the parks is REQUIRED to watch this, to remind them, though they are on the clock, why we ALL GO TO DISNEY. Some of us more often than others but regardless, THIS, is why we go. And the employees of the parks need to be reminded of this. Of these moments, that, us, the guests go for the “in the moment joy” the parks bring us. On special occasions, on weekly basis, on monthly visits, on yearly visits. THIS IS WHAT DISNEY IS ABOUT! Cm’s really ought to be reminded of such obligations to help bring these moments alive.

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Suzannah from FL on November 6th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Beautiful. Disney magic at its finest.

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Evan on November 6th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Watched it again….This better air A LOT. :D :-/ :p

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Shannon from MN on November 6th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Tingles. Tears. And a smile. :)

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Kristine on November 6th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Love, Love, Love that commercial!

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Connie from MN on November 6th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Loved it. I am now going to make reservations for next December. It also made me teary eyed. I just love Disney.

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michele from FL on November 6th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Loved it….so sweet.

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Mary Jo from TN on November 6th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

LOVED IT!!!! Sort of a Polar Express meets Peter Pan with the destination being Walt Disney World (and Disneyland’s Small World). Focusing on the kids at Christmas is really what makes this special. And the music had me instantly.

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Karen on November 6th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Great now my kids will really want to go!!! They were Peter Pan and Captain Hook for Halloween so this will catch their eye!!

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Lynne on November 6th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Beautiful!! what a wonderful message! Well done!

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Scott on November 6th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Fantastic! Absolutely captures the spirit of the ride, and the reason it is such a favorite!

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Brittney on November 6th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Ok. I feel like a total baby!! How can a commercial bring me to tears? It’s that music. And those sweet kids. I LOVE IT! Totally made me bawl. Thanks a lot! hahaha

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Marna on November 6th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

I teared up immediately! The kids made me play it several times as well. We cannot wait for our first trip during the holidays!

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Erin on November 6th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Excellent video! It makes me more than ready for the holidays now!

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Stefanie on November 6th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I am ready for Christmas at Disney!

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Jill on November 6th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

nobody does it quite like Disney. that was just a beautiful Christmas card for everyone! It made me want to cry ! (in a good way!!)

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Shawn from PA on November 6th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Thank you for starting my holiday season with the right message!! Can’t wait to return to “the world.”

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