Wordless Wednesday — It’s a Small World

by Janice

“It’s a Small World”

The strongest memory I have of visiting Disneyland when I was six is from “It’s a Small World.”

It was so fun to relive the memories at Disney World this February with my kids. Both Olivia and Jackson loved it!

To read more about our wonderful vacation in Disney World, and for a chance to win
Four 1 Day Walt Disney World Park Hoppers, click over to my Disney World Review post.

Now it’s your turn… add your Wordless Wednesday link below.

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{ 79 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Grasping for Objectivity in my Subjective Life March 10, 2009 at 11:51 pm

That’s awesome! I love reliving my childhood memories through my child – it’s so awesome!


2 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls March 10, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Oh I remember ‘It’s A Small World’ – and can’t wait to share it with my kids someday! :)


3 fidget March 10, 2009 at 11:55 pm

I loved riding in the small world boat.


4 Louise March 10, 2009 at 11:56 pm

It’s kinda scary to me


5 Michelle March 10, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I love it! mine is from Sunday and the Weather Changes!


6 Jenn March 10, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Ohhh…I loved this ride!! I had the best pictures from being there with my family in high school….and somehow they got ruined. This is great!


7 Robin ~ PENSIEVE March 11, 2009 at 12:03 am

“It’s a Small World” lodges itself into your psyche, never to leave. I think they have drugs in the water or something :). It was my favorite ride as a child, but when I went back to Disney with my kids a few years ago, I was surprised by how juvenile it was! BUT…I kinda liked its kitschiness (even if it was a little scary, lol).

You sound like you had a MARVELOUS time (read your other recap the other day but didn’t have time to comment at that time).



8 Maddy March 11, 2009 at 12:04 am

Sadly we have yet to make it to Disney anything. Quite strangely my husband has been to three of the Disney locations all before we had any children at all. Danged tourists.


9 Kristen of La Dolce Vita March 11, 2009 at 12:11 am

I love It’s a small world


10 momstheword March 11, 2009 at 12:24 am

I love Disneyland and Disney World. Now, however, I have that song going around in my head. I don’t think it’s going to leave anytime soon either…….


11 angie March 11, 2009 at 1:00 am

I’ll make my way there someday!


12 Heather March 11, 2009 at 1:04 am

I think I’ll always remember that ride!


13 chris March 11, 2009 at 1:44 am

When I was little I was terrified of all rides except Its a Small World. Still a fave of mine :).


14 Christine - From Dates to Diapers March 11, 2009 at 2:03 am

I love everything about that ride, except that the song gets stuck in your head for days!

Ooops! Even when you don’t have the privilege of enjoying the ride. Dang flabbit…


15 Tonya March 11, 2009 at 2:05 am

I love that ride!


16 Lisa March 11, 2009 at 2:13 am

Oh, I can’t wait to go!!

Christine is right, totally stuck in my head now…. arghhhh!


17 Fran March 11, 2009 at 2:16 am

that song has been playing in my head for the past 3 days. what a coincidence…Happy WW!


18 CaseyDeuce March 11, 2009 at 2:20 am

Awh… how badly I would love to see “Its A Small World” again sometime soon… its been OVER 20 YEARS since I’ve been there!


19 napaboaniya March 11, 2009 at 4:09 am

The lyrics of it’s a small world is running through my head now :)


20 eastcoastlife March 11, 2009 at 5:28 am

I’m going to visit it one day. :)


21 sheila March 11, 2009 at 6:07 am

I remember waiting for 2 hours in line for this ‘ride’. lol With three little kids, my husband, my parents and sister/hubby in 95 degree full sun. lol. Oh the memories! It’s been 8 yrs since we went there and we still have one particular saying that we use that we took off the walls of that ride…”What the Crap”. I’m not sure if that’s actually how it’s spelled, but you know all those sayings on the walls from different languages? That was one of them! LOL. How funny!


22 Run DMT March 11, 2009 at 6:12 am

My girls love that ride! But that song stays in your head!


23 Elizabeth March 11, 2009 at 6:17 am

That’s the one ride I can’t miss when we go to WDW!


24 Stacy C. March 11, 2009 at 6:34 am

Funny how we both posted about Disney! We love Small World too!


25 katef March 11, 2009 at 6:38 am

Awww.. so jealous! I wanna go to Disney World!!!!!


26 the BARBOUR family March 11, 2009 at 6:43 am

Happy WW!


27 Carey March 11, 2009 at 7:45 am

When I was a little girl, Its a small world was my favorite thing to visit when we went to disney land. Happy ww.


28 Cathy March 11, 2009 at 8:03 am

One of my favorite rides at Disney!


29 BECCAuse i said so March 11, 2009 at 8:15 am

oh no! i dont want this song in my head all day!


30 Kari A. March 11, 2009 at 8:24 am

A trip to Disneyland is not complete until you have been on “It’s a Small World.” It never fails to make me feel like a little kid again!


31 prasti March 11, 2009 at 8:29 am

The strongest memory I have of visiting Disneyland when I was six is from β€œIt’s a Small World.”

me too.


32 Tanya March 11, 2009 at 8:30 am

I went as a kid…can’t wait to take our lil ones :)


33 Cathi March 11, 2009 at 8:35 am

Mine photo is from D-Land too!!


34 Dori March 11, 2009 at 8:44 am

Love WW today — my picture is from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.


35 Cindi ~ Moomette's Mama Mentor Blog March 11, 2009 at 8:49 am

We loved that, and can’t wait to take the kids back with the grandkiddos this time!

Happy WW & mine’s posted too!

Moomette’s Mama Mentor ~ Connecticut in Winter


36 Sweet Serendipity
March 11, 2009 at 8:52 am

Cool pic. It was many moons ago, but I remember that ride.


37 Colleen - Mommy Always Wins March 11, 2009 at 8:54 am

Wow – that photo makes it look almost creepy! ;-)


38 susieshomemade March 11, 2009 at 8:59 am

I loved these too but, the lighting is a little creepy:-)


39 Mama Duck March 11, 2009 at 9:01 am

Awww, my little guy still enjoys it, it’s a timeless thing ;).


40 Maria March 11, 2009 at 9:03 am

I remember that ride. The music combined with the soft slow movement of the boat. It was magical.


41 Toni March 11, 2009 at 9:08 am

I love lvoe love it’s a small world, i still remember seeing it when i was little.


42 CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) March 11, 2009 at 9:08 am

Small World is probably my favorite ride at Disney World too, for all of the same reasons! :)


43 Heartofamommy March 11, 2009 at 9:23 am

I love it’s a small world too. Who doesn’t? Probably some stick in the mud. ;-)


44 Catherine March 11, 2009 at 9:32 am

I know people love to hate on that ride but I just love it. The cute dolls singing and dressed up at every turn. Truly a Disney classic ride.


45 Jodilightful! March 11, 2009 at 9:33 am

Aww, makes me want to do Disney World again… I haven’t beeen since I was five :)


46 Jen E March 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

I remember loving this ride as a kid, but looking at it now it’s kind of creepy looking… hmmm…


47 Just Mom March 11, 2009 at 9:45 am

Brings back memories of my first trip to Disneyland a long, long, long, long, long time ago. What fun.


48 Melissa March 11, 2009 at 10:00 am

I remember riding this over and over during a family vacation. Talk about nightmares!!


49 DJ March 11, 2009 at 10:09 am

I remember going to Disney World when it first opened and It’s a Small World was my favorite ride. I have not been back since :(


50 Tracy March 11, 2009 at 10:11 am

WE LOVE Small World!!!! We saw it at Disney World. We are Disney fanatics! Our oldest has been there 6 times now. Kids grow up TOO fast…nothing like Disney MAGIC!


51 The Gang's All Here! March 11, 2009 at 10:25 am

I love the shadows and the light – such a different view from the traditional bright lights and bright colors!


52 Charlotte March 11, 2009 at 10:36 am

I do remember that ride at Disney World. Actually a funny story about it. I went with my schools band and we got stuck on the ride for 2 hours listening to that song. Never again have I ridden that ride. Hahaha


53 Alexia March 11, 2009 at 10:40 am

Is it just me or is the Mr. Linky not working right?


54 MomSoapBox March 11, 2009 at 10:50 am

Awwwww – makes me want to get on the ride. It’s been a while since we’ve been to Disneyland.


55 Alicia March 11, 2009 at 10:52 am

Love this!


56 tanyetta March 11, 2009 at 10:52 am

sooo much fun ;)


57 IE Mommy March 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

Man, am I late to the game on this one or what? Well, I’m posted and all set to go :) Swing by the IE Mommy and come fishing with us!


58 Tanya March 11, 2009 at 10:59 am

The song really sticks in your head!!!! Thanks for bringing back happy memories with your post! :)


59 Prontip March 11, 2009 at 11:01 am

Your WW reminds me how small our world really is. So I posted a little peice of my small world as my WW.


60 MommyNamedApril March 11, 2009 at 11:28 am

it really IS a small world.


61 miss thrifty March 11, 2009 at 11:44 am

I just love Disney World we have been there twice while my husband was on business.


62 BassAckwards Mom March 11, 2009 at 11:52 am

love your photo!! I haven’t been to disney in 10 years… we’re planning a trip in 2 years with the kiddos… I can’t wait!


63 Gattina March 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Very cute !


64 kris March 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm

haha! i so remember this addicting tune :)


65 Sera March 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm

This is my first time participating – woo hoo! I’m excited to check out your site some more. Cute picture – I just love reminiscing.


66 Erin March 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Great pic! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Small World Ride! I ride it over and over when we go to Disney World.


67 Blessedw5mom (Heather) March 11, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Oooohh we love Its a Small World!!!! I love almost anything Disney! We are headed there in Oct, for my birthday this year!


68 Sara March 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Now that song will be in my head all day!


69 Naomi March 11, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I love that, too. I am curious to see how the revamp compares to my childhood memories. I loved all the old Disney kitsch- Tiki Room, etc.


70 Desiree - Mother Musing March 11, 2009 at 3:50 pm

One of my most favorite rides is It’s a Small World!!! The last time we were at Disneyland it was closed for repairs… =(

Thanks for sharing!


71 Munchkins and Music March 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm

I remember going on this ride at Disneyland. That was fun!


72 Jenn Albright March 11, 2009 at 5:59 pm

We are heading there next week, to disneyland, cant wait to take my toddler on this ride, my oldest has been on it the last 3 times he was at disneyland (spoiled little boy by his grandparents)


73 Melanie March 11, 2009 at 5:59 pm

That picture turned out well! Now I’ll be singing the song all day . . . lol


74 Kalisha March 11, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Like the comment above me…Thanks! That song will be stuck in my head the rest of the day!
It looks like you had a great time–I can’t wait for a nice family vacation.


75 babyrocasmama/Shan March 11, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I remember It’s a Small World (I grew up in OC, CA-original Disneyland) I can remember where all the little sections were and the countries, etc. Now they have changed the ride and added Disney characters…it’s just not the same anymore!

But, like you, I still have my memories.

Great picture…ours were always so blurry.


76 Cascia March 11, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Great shot! I love Disney World and that ride.


77 MaryBeth March 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a WW, but my sister has been begging for one… I can’t wait to check out some of the others when DH goes back to Iraq. Until then, he’s got all my time!


78 purplemoose March 12, 2009 at 1:39 am

Hey, this is my first wordless weds post. Hope I did it right!


79 Stephanie March 16, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Cool photo! It brings back so many memories…that’s such a classic Disney ride.


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