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

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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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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.

©2011 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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