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It's a small world

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It’s a Small World (Disneyland and Magic Kingdom)

Created for the World’s Fair of 1964 to promote UNICEF, this 10-minute float through doll-populated versions of world cultures is now de rigueur for the toddler set. True, the pure-hearted song is much-maligned, but those scoffers may regain respect when they learn the ditty was cleverly composed so its repeating verse and chorus would never clash. And it could have been noisier: originally, Walt wanted all the children to sing their own national anthems. Go to Disneyland’s, which is the World’s Fair original, although some Disney characters were added in 2009.


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