April 10, 2014 – Disney Parks Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of it’s a small world
“It’s a world that we share, and it’s time we’re aware, it’s a small world after all!”
On April 10, 2014, celebrations kicked off to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the popular attraction it’s a small world. The attraction, first premiering at the 1964 World’s Fair, has become a staple of any park visit around the world. The celebrations began with a sing-along featured on the ABC morning show Good Morning America, with global awareness through the website SmallWorld50.com. Conversations were also held with Disney Legend Richard Sherman, who wrote the attraction’s catchy song with his brother Robert. Each park had their own way of celebrating: In Walt Disney World, guests joined the sing-along before the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, with several park performers incorporating the song in their routines; in Disneyland, Richard Sherman appeared in Main Street, leading guests in their own sing-along; Hong Kong Disneyland featured their the Hong Kong Children’s Choir singing the song in Cantonese; Tokyo Disneyland had cast members and guests sing the song in Japanese; Disneyland Paris had a special event with students from the European International School leading guests in a multi-language version of the song.