It's a Small World Disneyland, Anaheim attraction celebrated it's 56th anniversary April 10.
Pictured below is one of the original ticket booths still in Disneyland Park. This one is on you way to It's A Small World.
The classic attraction, featuring designs by Disney Legend Mary Blair and music by Disney Legends the Sherman Brothers, debuted at the 1964 World's Fair. "it's a small world" now entertains guests at five Disney theme parks worldwide.
Intended to look like a child’s art project, the attraction is a look at the world through a child’s eyes.
Husband-and-wife team Marc and Alice Davis – (that’s Marc pictured above with Walt Disney and “it’s a small world” designer Mary Blair) were also instrumental in the creation of “it’s a small world” – Marc created many of the character vignettes, while Alice helped create many of the dolls’ costumes. They are the only married couple to have been honored with windows on Main Street, U.S.A.
The original concept featured the dolls singing the national anthems of their various countries. The result was, in Disney Legend Richard Sherman’s words, “a cacophony.” He and his brother, Robert, composed a simple song that could be translated into many languages and sung consistently throughout the attraction.
One of the most popular Disney attractions of all time, the show is a fun-filled and whimsical salute to the children of the world that conveys its message of peace and harmony through the international language of music.
It's just as beautiful after dark!
Holiday overlay. Guests will enjoy riding "it's a small world" again and again at Disneyland as they search for the Disney and Disney•Pixar characters now represented in the attraction as well as a restored "finale scene."
There are a lot of images from the dark ride. Everything - animatronics, are moving constantly, it's difficult to get a clear photo. I'm including them in the gallery below.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".