Jim's Blog

It's A Small World Collection

I don’t really remember the first time I saw the It’s a Small World ride...or heard that song! Seems like I’ve been singing it all my life. I know the ride was developed for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and opened up in Disneyland a couple of years later. Since then it’s delighted millions of Disney Theme Park guests from all over the world with its musical message of friendship and understanding. And while I don’t remember my own first encounter with It’s a Small World, I’ll never forget the first time I took my daughters, their wide-eyed looks of sheer joy and the pleading afterwards of, “Let’s do it again!” So for me this new It’s a Small World collection has been a real labor of love, a chance to relive some memories and make some new ones. And it’s not just about the designs. It’s about the music! That song! It brings a smile every time I hear it. I love the way we’ve been able to work it into the collection, the interaction between the pieces and base. Take a look at the video to see what I mean. And I dare you to not be humming that song for the rest of the day!