Set sail on a whimsical world tour, as dolls from all over the globe sing and dance to the tune of ‘it’s a small world’.


Disneyland Park


Guest Must Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages, Preschoolers

‘it’s a small world’: The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed

Sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a delightful musical boat tour hosted by the children of the world. From a colourful dock, climb aboard a cosy boat and set sail along the Seven Seaways Waterway on a 10-minute journey.

Amid a vibrant, multi-coloured backdrop exquisitely crafted out of papier-mâché, glitter and fabric, behold a cast of almost 300 traditionally dressed dolls from nearly every corner of the globe sing a simple song in their native language about universal harmony and dance. Travel to all 7 continents and, by journey’s end, see for yourself that it truly is a small world after all.

Set Sail!

From the snow-capped Swiss Alps to the golden Serengeti, the children of the world are ready to make your acquaintance. During your ‘it’s a small world’ tour, experience a rainbow of diverse cultures from such far-off locales as:

The British Isles
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
The Middle East
South America
Australia and the South Pacific Islands
America and Canada
Before you return home, the children reunite for a sparkling grand finale, reminding us of the common bonds of friendship, laughter and happiness we share—and that if we see the world through the eyes of a child, we’ll realise we are all basically the same.

Designing the Small World

 Walt Disney selected Mary Blair as art director and Alice Davis as costume designer to bring ‘it’s a small world’ to life. Art Direction With her distinctive use of colour, geometric shapes and a simple, child-like art style, Mary Blair was known for her visual aesthetic—felt in every aspect, in every nation of ‘it’s a small world’. As you glide through the many scenes, coloured paper in bold hues vividly creates collages of some of the world’s most beloved countries, giving you the impression of sailing through a classic children’s book.
Authentic Attire
Under the direction of designer Alice Davis (and her husband Marc Davis), Disney seamstresses gathered and sewed every inch of clothing to create a faithful portrayal of each nation’s traditional attire. That’s over 300 outfits in all! Authentic materials were used for each region, from silks for the saris of India and fine wool for the Scottish bagpiper.