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Disneyland guest causes boat collision by grabbing track and stopping ride

“it’s a small world” felt much smaller for some unlucky Disneyland Resort visitors this week!

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@celvil711 on TikTok was riding ‘it’s a small world’ at Disneyland Park when his boat suddenly hit another and stopped. Typically, the boats on “it’s a small world” are spaced out unless there was a technical error, so the guest was confused.

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Then she noticed a guest in the boat they collided with reached out of the boat to grab the carousel track and slow the boat to a stop, causing the traffic jam. The guest shared the following video:


what happened to keep your arms inside the boat? 🧐#fyp #disneyland #itsasmallworld #wtf

♬ el que use este audio es normal – el_neis

According to the guest, five boats “it’s a small world” ended up colliding and coming to a stop before the ride could continue.

Learn more about “it’s a small world”

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Related: TikTok exposes MORE technical difficulties and disrepair on the classic Disney park attraction

This cheerful little boat cruise started as a World’s Fair attraction before finding its home in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park, Walt Disney World Resorts Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. From Disney:

Step aboard a whimsical boat for a song-filled journey around the world – this cherubic choir is pure bliss!

“The happiest cruise that has ever sailed”

Travel along the Seven Seaways Canal and see a cast of nearly 300 Audio-Animatronics dolls representing children from all corners of the globe as they sing the classic anthem to world peace, in their native language.

Amidst vibrant backdrops, you’ll travel through country after country, and at the end of the journey you’ll see that it really is a small world after all.

Spot familiar faces

The ride opened in 1966, but additional characters debuted in 2009, carefully placed in the appropriate countries.

During your cruise, keep an eye out for Peter Pan and Tinker Bell in England, Cinderella in his native France, Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket in Italy, Aladdin and Jasmine in the Middle East, The Three Caballeros in Mexico, Ariel and Flounder under the sea, Lilo and Stitch in the South Pacific, and Woody, Bullseye and Jessie in the Southwest United States

A famous facade

Don’t miss the attraction’s charming moving facade, with its spinning flowers, swirls and icons of famous world landmarks. Every 15 minutes, the 9 meter high clock tower opens to display a parade of 24 animated characters. When the procession is over, 2 toy jesters appear and announce the current time.

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The song

“It’s a Small World (After All)” is a timeless classic and one of the best-known songs of all time. Walt Disney asked Academy Award®-winning brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, who were hard at work on Mary Poppins, to create a singular song that could be sung by Audio-Animatronics personalities in multiple languages.

Designing a (small) world

Walt Disney chose Mary Blair as artistic director and Alice Davis as costume designer to bring “it’s a small world” to life.

Classic Mary Blair styling
With her distinctive use of color, geometric shapes, and a simple, childlike art style, art director Mary Blair was known for her unique visual aesthetic. His collages of colored paper give the impression of navigating through an illustrated children’s book.

Authentic costumes
Led by designer Alice Davis (with help from her husband, Imagineer Marc Davis), Disney seamstresses sewed more than 300 costumes in all. Authentic materials were used for the traditional dress of each region, silks for the saris of India and fine wool for the Scottish piper.

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Disney history, after all

“it’s a small world” was created for the New York World’s Fair in 1964-1965. Personally overseen by Walt Disney in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the attraction was a huge success for 2 seasons at the fair and was eventually returned to Disneyland Park, where it opened on May 28, 1966.

Some new familiar faces have debuted with the addition of Disney and Pixar character dolls, carefully placed in the appropriate countries.

Due to its immense popularity, the attraction has been replicated around the world and is considered a Walt Disney classic.

For your safety and that of other Guests, please keep your hands and feet inside the Disney Parks rides at all times.