Well, folks, I turned fifty this year, but I'm in good company. The Disney ride "It's A Small Small World" is turning fifty this year as well and it is holding up just as good as I am (!).
Heike and I visited Walt Disney World recently and here are some pics of this iconic ride.
At the entrance getting ready for a "cruise"
Years ago as a kid I bought the record to the ride. This is what it looks like:Click here to hear that iconic song....And as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary, here are a few pics I found of the original:
Truth be told, me favorite ride isn't "It's a Small World." My favorite is the Carousel of Progress, which apparently is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, too. It had a catchy song as well, but not as catchy as "It's A Small World" so maybe that's why the media is focusing on all of those dancing dolls.
Kids are always fascinating to watch at Disney World. One young boy was terrified about getting on this ride. He was screaming at the top of his lungs. I guess the thought of dancing dolls was just too much for him. His Mama said "you are going to GET on that boat...NOW!" and he did!
By the way, Walt Disney World is doing a great job keeping these nostalgic rides open for new generations to enjoy. I'm not amused at the increasing ticket prices or huge crowds that make you feel like sheep being herded from one ride to another, but it still is The Wonderful World of Disney.