Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's A Small World in Walt Disney World

After taking a look at Disneyland’s It’s A Small World attraction, let’s take a look at the version most of us are familiar with. In 1971, the attraction was recreated at Walt Disney World. It was an Opening Day attraction and is still considered a must do for a Walt Disney World trip. With a cast of 300 traditionally dressed hosts and some of their papier-mâché friends, it’s hard not to love your ride through the Seven Seaways Waterway. Although it was meant to mimic the Disneyland version, It’s A Small World in Florida has some distinct differences. For one, it visits some different areas of the world such as:

·         Scandinavia
·         The British Isles
·         Western Europe
·         Eastern Europe
·         The Middle East
·         Asia
·         Africa
·         Antarctica
·         South America
·         Australia and the South Pacific Islands

The famous white and gold façade is placed indoors. Unlike Disneyland, Walt Disney World’s crazy weather and insane heat forced imagineers to keep most of the lines for attractions within the show buildings. Another difference is the grand finale room where all of the children gather to offer their celebratory farewell. Unlike its twin brother, Walt Disney World minimizes the color scheme to only showing hues of cool tones and white/gold brilliance. It truly brings together the visual and thoughtful idea that we are all the same, no matter where we come from.

Please enjoy this look at Walt Disney World’s It’s A Small World attraction and there may be a treat at the end.

As some of you may know, my husband and I honeymooned in Walt Disney World. After a long day at the Magic Kingdom, (we made it for the Welcome Song and everything) we finally got to this attraction toward right before dinner. As we sailed through the Seven Seaways Waterway, I looked over to my left and found a surprise. I couldn’t help but capture the moment. ;D

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