it's a small world
“It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears...” Yes, these are Disney’s famous singing and dancing dolls, who first debuted their act at the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair. Their catchy song adapts to the local surroundings as your boat floats sedately past scenes depicting the world’s continents and cultures. Must transfer from ECV to wheelchair to ride. Alex’s ToddlerTip: "I love the boat." Allie’ s KidTip: “Ask your grown-ups for a seat at the end of a row so you can see more.”Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: All ages
Boat Ride Duration: 11 min.
Bonus: This attraction is open for both Morning Extra Magic Hours and Evening Extra Magic Hours.
- Must transfer from ECV
- Seating type: bench with backs
PassPorter's Ratings for it's a small world
Author Jennifer Marx's Rating:
Appeal by Age:
It's a sentimental favorite. It was my grandma's favorite and now it's my son's (5) favorite. It captivates us every year.
Principesa gave this a rating of 10 on 08/23/2016 at 6:14:57 pm EDT
This ride is the best!
MinnieMousePixieDust gave this a rating of 10 on 08/10/2016 at 2:20:40 pm EDT
This is one of those rides you kind of have to ride.
Espeon200 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/30/2016 at 1:57:37 pm EDT
It's a must do.
BethC gave this a rating of 6 on 06/30/2016 at 10:41:27 am EDT
I rode this ride at the 1964 World's Fair.
Jablers gave this a rating of 8 on 06/28/2016 at 9:40:57 am EDT
I fell in love with is ride as a child and still love it today! A nice leisurely ride with a catchy tune and beautiful scenery! Great place to oil off on a hot day!
Patty Jo gave this a rating of 9 on 06/28/2016 at 7:57:10 am EDT
Always a must do because of its classic nature. New things coming with the MagicBand so be sure and where yours!
RandyF1979 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/26/2016 at 8:09:07 pm EDT
This is a must-ride-as-the-first-ride for my family. My husband makes this request for every visit.
Dopeyhornet gave this a rating of 10 on 06/26/2016 at 3:21:55 pm EDT
Make sure you wave your MagicBand at the iPad on the wall towards the end of the que for a surprise at the end of the ride
utscrapbooker gave this a rating of 8 on 06/26/2016 at 1:59:13 am EDT
I love this ride but husband doesn't so I ride it alone.
Disneygirl288 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/25/2016 at 8:46:21 pm EDT
Love this Disney classic ride! For me, it's a must do on every trip.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 10 on 06/24/2016 at 11:51:58 am EDT
Slow and steady, but a family favorite . . . There's so many details you always notice something new!!
Shula8205 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/23/2016 at 10:55:37 pm EDT
I totally understand why this attraction is so popular because of the historical context, but it's just not for me. I can't handle the song being stuck in my head all day long.
todncopper gave this a rating of 3 on 06/22/2016 at 3:21:28 pm EDT
a classic must do despite the annoying song being stuck in my head for the rest of the day
2babiesandthemouse gave this a rating of 8 on 06/20/2016 at 10:49:49 am EDT
Always a "must do" on our trips!
aswaffer gave this a rating of 7 on 06/19/2016 at 10:53:59 am EDT
I remember riding on this at age 4 with my mom, over and over and over again. I also remember riding this with each of my kids for their first times, and reliving that wonderful memory about me and my mom. I will always ride this ride to remember my mom and remember the looks of wonder and amazement on my kids' faces.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/18/2016 at 9:20:34 pm EDT
Great for the kids. I always see something new everytime I ride this., especially if your looking hard for hidden mickeys
Cbinks2 gave this a rating of 6 on 06/17/2016 at 8:22:34 pm EDT
We love this CLASSIC ride! It's very artistic, and packed with visually stimulating and beautiful scenery. We love that almost all Heritages are respresented in this adorable ride.
JKDenn gave this a rating of 10 on 06/17/2016 at 3:21:27 pm EDT
Cute and I insist all first timers go on it at least once.
Papa Jim gave this a rating of 7 on 06/17/2016 at 2:41:45 pm EDT
Once that song starts, it's stuck in your head forever. Younger kids and teenagers will like this but the adults are usually ready to get out of the boat by the end of the ride. My brother got stuck on one of the boats. The soundtrack never stopped!
Missi gave this a rating of 5 on 06/17/2016 at 12:50:22 pm EDT
Never miss a chance to ride. A classic that is great for the whole family.
rubyblue gave this a rating of 9 on 06/17/2016 at 12:35:52 pm EDT
It's corny but fun.
chelynnah gave this a rating of 7 on 06/17/2016 at 12:22:30 pm EDT
I went through a period of time where I wanted to jump overboard and swim back to shore about halfway through, but the cult has brainwashed me into a total fan again! A great ride to drift into the happy Disney trance.
Cannibalking525 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/17/2016 at 9:51:33 am EDT
Adore this ride, the colors and catchy music are a must do for us. We love the art of Mary Blair.
KateLovesDisney gave this a rating of 8 on 06/16/2016 at 11:13:05 pm EDT
The ride is family friendly, AC, entertaining, and a good attraction during rain showers. It's a family favorite.
CindyFan1771 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/16/2016 at 10:58:05 pm EDT
Wouldn't be a trip to the MK without stopping here. Not the most thrilling ride but one that helped start it all.
aat912 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/15/2016 at 8:16:45 am EDT
I always visit this attraction. A classic!
tinae159 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/15/2016 at 1:32:45 am EDT
A classic. Love the new magic at the end of the ride.
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 5 on 06/14/2016 at 9:35:45 pm EDT
Not very thrilling or high-tech, but this is a classic. Can't imagine going to Magic Kingdom and not doing it.
EvaKi gave this a rating of 7 on 06/14/2016 at 10:55:05 am EDT
A classic Disney experience
eeyore01905 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/14/2016 at 10:12:28 am EDT
Classic and adorable
Disneymom7702 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/14/2016 at 3:31:55 am EDT
It wouldn't be a Disney trip without that annoying song playing over and over in your head. It's a must do.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 9 on 06/13/2016 at 8:32:47 pm EDT
10!! Need I say more!
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/13/2016 at 6:38:29 pm EDT
Its a small world after all...!!! Love it...
ths2wllpas gave this a rating of 9 on 06/13/2016 at 6:21:14 pm EDT
A classic! Good for one ride per visit, but not something we would do over and over again in the same trip.
rebeccamcarroll gave this a rating of 5 on 06/13/2016 at 2:37:45 pm EDT
Relaxing boat ride that everyone will enjoy.
handette gave this a rating of 9 on 06/13/2016 at 2:23:54 pm EDT
Always a classic!!
cbate717 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/13/2016 at 2:13:19 pm EDT
It's a classic. It's also a good place to cool down.
jodistrock gave this a rating of 7 on 06/12/2016 at 9:40:02 am EDT
Good classic fun, and beautifully detailed.
dutchdisneyfamily gave this a rating of 7 on 06/11/2016 at 10:02:20 pm EDT
Cindita gave this a rating of 8 on 06/11/2016 at 7:03:45 pm EDT
Took 2 year old grandson and he loooved it!
nvrtoooldforthemouse gave this a rating of 7 on 06/11/2016 at 1:49:57 pm EDT
pure nostalgia. nuff said.
norm & linda gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 11:19:06 pm EDT
Can't visit the world without it!
justmitype gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 12:28:31 pm EDT
Love this. Cannot get enough of it.
tigger442 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/10/2016 at 10:22:22 am EDT
Must ride it every trip. Line usually moves pretty well, too.
jseneca21 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/10/2016 at 7:17:07 am EDT
Highly repetitive music can get to you.
Big G gave this a rating of 4 on 06/07/2016 at 10:01:21 pm EDT
We never get sick of the song.
WDWLodge gave this a rating of 7 on 06/06/2016 at 10:30:20 am EDT
It feels lie vintage Disney. Another ride for the memories. I pass on this one routinly as my son refuses to ride the "doll ride"
Loridove gave this a rating of 3 on 06/05/2016 at 6:29:20 pm EDT
All the money people throw in the water goes to local children's charities (sometimes Give Kids the World!!!!!!)
Urbss gave this a rating of 8 on 06/05/2016 at 6:02:29 pm EDT
Although a classic, this attraction is slow & time consuming. I think everyone should ride it once. Beware... you will find your self singing along all day long.
DisneyOrBustColorado gave this a rating of 4 on 06/04/2016 at 9:20:56 am EDT
Really needs updating!! Disneyland's version is much better.
thelivlloyds gave this a rating of 4 on 06/03/2016 at 8:15:41 pm EDT
A classic Disney ride. Have loved it since I was a kid and my Mom took us on it 3 times!
DebbieJoyce gave this a rating of 10 on 06/03/2016 at 4:22:14 pm EDT
Clasic ride that we have to do at least once on every trip.
AeroScott gave this a rating of 7 on 06/03/2016 at 3:58:46 pm EDT
We got stuck on it. but It is a Classic Disney ride, I would ride again and make more first timers ride as well.
comfort80 gave this a rating of 5 on 06/03/2016 at 3:02:04 pm EDT
Classic and a must for me.
Grooviamommy gave this a rating of 8 on 06/03/2016 at 3:12:31 am EDT
A classic that still gets me to sing along.
amouse9 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/03/2016 at 1:58:33 am EDT
Another must see in both parks.I go several times
KDevines gave this a rating of 10 on 06/02/2016 at 11:46:02 pm EDT
While this is not my favorite ride by along shot, this is still the classic Disney that should be done at least once. I also use the wait times for this ride as a guide for how crowded the park is.
Pal of Pooh gave this a rating of 3 on 05/31/2016 at 11:41:55 am EDT
To be fair, I'd rather be marched across a desert than go on Small World. That said, this is Disney, and Small World must be ridden and enjoyed. Fine. I'll do it, but I won't like it.
mikeserin gave this a rating of 5 on 05/30/2016 at 6:52:53 pm EDT
We don't miss this on our visits! One of the classics.
mom2three23 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/30/2016 at 4:24:13 pm EDT
It's a classic. We have to ride it every time we visit.
Marandaclan gave this a rating of 6 on 05/30/2016 at 10:20:31 am EDT
Must-do for me! Such a feel-good attraction
mbbowen gave this a rating of 10 on 05/30/2016 at 9:39:48 am EDT
It should be illegal to visit the Magic Kingdom and not go on this ride (but Disneyland's is a much better version. Wish they would add the characters and do the Christmas makeover at WDW)
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 7 on 05/29/2016 at 5:23:49 pm EDT
Great place to cool off and relax! Must do for every visit.
CountryTink gave this a rating of 8 on 05/29/2016 at 1:28:50 pm EDT
Nothing like the grand one at Disneyland, but still sweet especially for the really young.
ErikaO gave this a rating of 5 on 05/29/2016 at 12:45:25 pm EDT
Iconic! A must see for every visit!
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 7 on 05/29/2016 at 9:37:04 am EDT
My daughter loves this ride
DisneyDreamer0610 gave this a rating of 8 on 05/29/2016 at 1:51:37 am EDT
A tradition, have to ride every visit
Victor gave this a rating of 8 on 05/28/2016 at 8:47:57 pm EDT
Cute ride to do if the lines aren't long
lintom gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 11:11:19 pm EDT
Classic Disney, definitely a must do - every time!
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 9:02:38 pm EDT
I will never get tired of this ride. It was magical as a child. A nice sheltered wait line area too.
Melissa709 gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 7:38:52 pm EDT
A must do Disney Classic
KMB733 gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 6:49:09 pm EDT
It's a Disney Classic. Love hearing my teenage DSs sing along!
MCP gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 5:27:31 pm EDT
Must be done at least once. Otherwise only if there's no wait.
ElizaMargo gave this a rating of 4 on 05/27/2016 at 4:24:45 pm EDT
Cute Disney classic
cutiepie gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 4:24:31 pm EDT
Absolutely a must-do! Always nostalgic and a great way to cool and calm down.
Emlette gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 12:57:44 pm EDT
BriarRose4 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 12:39:17 pm EDT
One of the best places to cool off and sing the song.
txtink gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 12:12:44 pm EDT
A Disney must do but not one of my faves.
NAM111 gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 11:31:03 am EDT
Another great classic! A must-do on every trip.
MayraLR gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 11:19:30 am EDT
Simply a classic
Rob0519 gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 10:48:32 am EDT
A classic ride - not to be missed
zettarooski gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 9:10:14 am EDT
We actually love this ride and with the grandchildren it was magical.
CEK40 gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 8:48:54 am EDT
My daughter loves this ride. Unfortunately, I then have the theme song playing in my head all day long.
christiniap gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 8:35:41 am EDT
This is a great ride to get out of the heat - and take a nap.
Ms Minnie gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 7:52:04 am EDT
A classic that we try to hit every trip as long as it's a short wait. A "must-do" for first timers.
MmichelleM gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 7:16:30 am EDT
A must do each time I visit- it is the quintessential Disney ride!
Babby58 gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 7:14:07 am EDT
Should have played this at Gitmo for spontaneous confessions
geebo gave this a rating of 1 on 05/27/2016 at 12:19:27 am EDT
Must do classic. Fun for everyone. Not real comfortable if you have long legs though.
sherrymickey gave this a rating of 10 on 05/26/2016 at 11:45:31 pm EDT
A must do every trip!
gardengalWDW gave this a rating of 6 on 05/26/2016 at 11:32:47 pm EDT
I find this to be a fun, peaceful and calming ride.
Ms. Earson gave this a rating of 8 on 05/26/2016 at 11:32:15 pm EDT
Classic! One of my favs but I drive my husband and kids nuts b/c I love it sooo much.
megeed gave this a rating of 10 on 05/26/2016 at 11:23:19 pm EDT
This is one of my nostalgic favorites. Just a feel good ride.
MiquiMom gave this a rating of 8 on 05/26/2016 at 10:52:21 pm EDT
A sentimental favorite from my 1st visit in 1977. Just something sweet and joyful about it that makes me feel like a kid again.
gina921 gave this a rating of 8 on 05/26/2016 at 6:47:40 pm EDT
I much prefer Disneyland's version
mrsbruhaha gave this a rating of 4 on 05/26/2016 at 1:46:18 pm EDT
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