10 Facts and Secrets About It's a Small World in Disneyland

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Hippo Animatronic It's A Small World Disneyland

It's A Small World is one of the most iconic Disney attractions of all time, taking you through artistic depictions of various countries while sharing a message of world peace with its iconic titular theme song.

In honor of the Disneyland version of this attraction, we are sharing 10 facts and secrets about this classic boat ride.

1. Original Version

Boats in It's A Small World Disneyland

This is the original version of It's a Small World, having been moved to Disneyland from the 1964 World's Fair.

2. Color Scheme

It's a Small World Clock Parade Disneyland

The outside of the attraction is gold and white, but it hasn't always been, having been many different colors over its history before being reverted back to the original design.

3. Disney Characters

The ride features dozens of Disney characters recreated in the classic Small World doll style.

4. Clock Parade

Just Outside of the ride, you can see a clock that has a special performance to tell the time every 15 minutes.

5. Sponsor

It's a Small World Arab Scene Disneyland

The ride has had a variety of sponsors over the years, with the most recent sponsor being Siemens.

6. World Icons

It's a Small World Exterior Fantasyland Disneyland

The facade of the attraction features several buildings that are reminiscent of iconic world attractions like the Eiffel Tower.

7. Christmas Overlay

The attraction has a special overlay for the holiday season featuring celebrations from around the world.

8. Mary Blair

It's a Small World Great Britain Scene Disneyland

This attraction is created in the artistic style of Disney Legend Mary Blair.

9. Sun

Each scene features a special sun that fits the country of each country.

10. Added Continent

When the ride was moved to Disneyland, it added an additional continent, Oceania.