• On Oct 12, 2021
    Taylor from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How long did it take to make small world????

    Hello Taylor and welcome to planDisney!

    Your interesting question made me so happy!  I'm so delighted because "it's a small world" is actually my favourite childhood Attraction at Walt Disney World Resort, and to this day, a visit to the Magic Kingdom Park is never quite complete unless I've boarded the happiest cruise that ever sailed!

    "it's a small world" is one of the opening day Attractions that debuted on October 1st, 1971 at Walt Disney World Resort; so of course we can all wish "it's a small world" a happy half-century during The World's Most Magical Celebration for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort

    To answer your question Taylor, about how long it took to make "it's a small world" - because we know that the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World took 18-months to construct, and that 'it's a small world" debuted on opening day, I'd have to conclude that it took 18-months!

    However, originally "it's a small world" was imagined by WED Enterprises (Walter Elias Disney Enterprises) for the 1964 New York World's Fair UNICEF Pavillion, and it took 11 months for the project to complete.  Once the New York World's Fair closed "it's a small world" was carefully dismantled piece by piece and relocated to Disneyland Resort in 1966 where it can still be enjoyed by Mouseketeers of all ages today!

    If classic Disney is your passion Taylor, I thought that you may wish to take a peek at our Panel Extras - Classic Disney Intinerary for some further pixie-dusted inspiration. 

    Taylor, I hope that I've been able to offer you a small insight today!  If you should have any further planDisney questions for me concerning an upcoming visit to the magic of Walt Disney World Resort, then please do pop back any time!

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane

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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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