‘it’s a Small World’ 50th Anniversary

As heard this morning on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, we are all invited to join a first-of-its-kind, online global sing-along at SmallWorld50.com to celebrate the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” – the classic Disney Parks attraction that opened as a tribute to UNICEF’s work for children around the world at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

‘it’s a small world’ 50th anniversary

‘it’s a small world’ 50th anniversary
Walt Disney, “It’s a Small World”, 1964 Worlds Fair

“It’s a Small World”, has been one of the most iconic attractions in Disney history.  Since it’s debut at the 1964 World’s Fair, millions of people have experienced the many different cultures represented by the children of the world throughout the ride.  More importantly, are the millions who sing the catchy “It’s a Small World” melody, written by the Sherman Brothers for the attraction.

‘it’s a small world’ 50th anniversary
The Sherman Brothers

‘it’s a small world’ 50th anniversary
Richard Sherman

You can participate in this historic celebration by recording and sharing an online video of yourself singing “it’s a small world” on our new global online hub SmallWorld50.com. At the site, you can also create virtual “it’s a small world” dolls to share with your friends. The Walt Disney Company will donate $150,000 to benefit UNICEF in honor of the 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world,” plus $1 for every sing-along video recorded on SmallWorld50.com and another $1 for every virtual doll created on the website, up to $100,000.

‘it’s a small world’ 50th anniversary

On April 10, hundreds of voices from Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan, Disneyland Paris in France and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will come together to sing the unforgettable theme song of the “happiest cruise that ever sailed the seven seas.”

Be sure to share your online video at SmallWorld50.com


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