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  1. When it comes to It’s A Small World, I am in the hate it crowd. However, if the boats were updated with laser guns , and the characters and scenery with targets (like Buzz Light Year), and you racked up a score for every target you hit, I would be in the love it crowd😊

  2. I don’t hate it’s a small world, only because my granddaughter liked it and when I am on it, it makes me think about her.

  3. A lot of the rides people don’t like, I feel, are made for the littler kids. My 5 year old loves the “driving cars” ride. Barnstormer was a favorite of hers too and we took her on it twice in one day! Last time we were there she was disappointed we didn’t go on the carpets but, she didn’t let us know until we were on the monorail back to the car! lol My husband loves Peter Pan but, hates it’s a small world lol.

  4. I followed the creation and history of “It’s a Small World ” since the World Fair days and have always been impressed by the art and innovation of the small group of imagineers that put this attraction together. It is an attraction that I ride multiple times whenever I am in the Magic Kingdom and it takes me back to simpler times in Disney history. One of my favorites along with Big Thunder Mountain.

  5. I agree from an adult point of view most of those rides are on the lame side. But, if you have young children or grandchildren that can’t go on space mountain or any of the rides that have height requirements, these are wonderful rides for the younger set. There is nothing more precious and exciting than going through it’s a Small world and your 4 year old grandson points at the twirling geese and says “guck”. Thank you Disney for providing rides that old and young can enjoy. Those rides let you see the world through the eyes of the young. And for the record, as a 69 year old I still enjoy a ride through It’s a Small World.

  6. I 100% agree about the Speedway. Ugh. It smells like a lawnmower and if I want to drive that slow and not get anywhere I’ll just drive on I4. I love Peter Pan, and it’s a personal favorite but I won’t wait an hour for it. Small World is okay, and if the line is short enough it’s a nice cool place to sit for a bit when it’s super hot.

  7. Keep in mind, Walts dream was to provide family entertainment for young and old. Small world allows the elderly to return to their youth and rejoin their younger family members in the land of what if and wonder. It is truly a magical experience and I can’t wait to ride it once again with my grandson. That said, the speedway definitely needs an upgrade and some careful reimagining for sure. Electric cars are most definitely in step with the “Tomorrowland Speedway” theme…

  8. I love being immersed in Mary Blair’s and Alice Davis’s visually stunning work on It’s a Small World. At the time Small World was created, many companies – including Disney – had incredibly sexist, discriminatory hiring policies. These two women were early standouts in their fields. The music does get annoying but I have no problem tuning it out. For me, the eye candy is worth the earworm.

  9. Jen, I’ve never agreed more with a sentence that included both “candy” and “worm”.

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