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‘it’s a small world’ Around the World: Magic Kingdom Park

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The world’s second “it’s a small world” attraction debuted at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort on the park’s opening day, October 1, 1971.


The attraction’s queue features a white and gold facade structure, inspired by the original exterior of the attraction at Disneyland park. The interior of the Magic Kingdom Park attraction features a total of 289 dolls, 147 toys and 36 animated props. Guests who embark on a trip through “it’s a small world” will travel through six scenes, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Central/South America, South Pacific Islands, and a Finale scene. The attraction’s theme song can be heard in a total of five different languages – English, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish – throughout the attraction.

Check back this afternoon for another sing-along video celebrating “it’s a small world.” Join the celebration by creating your own “it’s a small world” doll at SmallWorld50.com.


  • “It’s a small world” sounds a-ma-zing on our player piano! Out of our entire collection of piano rolls, it’s always the one we pick first to demo the player piano to guests in our home. My wife then plays “it’s a small world” on the piano by hand. (Our roll has the languages: English, Swedish, Italian, and Japanese; with beautiful intros into each transition).

  • Will there be any additional merchandise for sale to celebrate this amazing milestone, aside from the dolls? I have always loved “it’s a small world” from the sing-a-long VHS, now I love it more and more as I have grown up to appreciate the meaning and passed it down to my younger siblings. Would love additional items to add to my collection.

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