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Old 11-21-2012, 08:49 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Robo View Post

It's a world of laughter
A world of grief.
It's a world of bugging my Uncle Keith.

It's so easy to nag you,
So much it may gag you,
I'll sing this ALL DAY LONG...

It's a boat ride, much too long.
Makes you weak, even if you're strong.
Sears your brain with repeating song.
That will last your WHOLE LIFE LONG!

bravo! love this.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #17
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I didn't read the whole thread so maybe this has been mentioned, but in the Unofficial Guide to WDW some years ago a WDW visitor commented that those riding this attraction should be provided with a basket of softballs to throw at the dolls. FWIW, I don't ride this anymore when the grandkids are with us at WDW.


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Old 11-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #18
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Look at it from an artistic standpoint...

Last summer I read about Mary Blair who is credited with much of the art design portion of the ride. Here is a link describing her contributions. She is also credited with part of the Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico at Epcot, along with the amazing, gigantic mural in the Contemporary. Her art design is also seen in the movies Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.

I rode IASW many times last summer just to take a fresh look at the art. I had a great time. As for Ridley Pearsons book, that made the ride even more interesting for me. Because of his book, I started looking for the suns in each "room".

Also to keep us on our toes, we had a contest to see who could identify any non-working pieces. And to see if we could identify all the countries. The ride is nice and cool in the hot summer, and the line moves quickly.

Finally, I like to read all the ways to say goodbye at the end of the ride.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:32 AM   #19
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I don't care if each doll is hand-painted by Picasso and each room designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.....IASW is still brutal. I'd rather stand in a line that goes nowhere than actually board the boat.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #20
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I rode it once because Mrs. Tex said that I had to. All I can say is that it's a good thing I love my wife, because I'd want revenge against anybody else who did that to me.

All you'd need to do to turn the ride into a blockbuster horror movie is to play the music just slightly out of tune, and play slow motion closeups of some of the animatronics.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #21
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I love this ride, probably even more than my wife does! I would have absolutely no problems doing a full 8 hour shift here if I were a cast member!
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #22
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One of the (many?) good things you could say about the Small World ride was that it was better than that Narnia attraction.

(Shudders) Eww.. Narnia.

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Kurby View Post
To clarify he hasn't been to Disney in over 30 years

He's saying he won't go prob cause everyone tells him they hate the ride so he might think its crap
Take him to epcot so he can go on IASW Mexico Edition with Day of the Dead dolls.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:14 PM   #24
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My 14 yr old still remembers when we rode IASW in DL 9 years ago.
Now, THAT is a L-O-N-G ride. It gives us a greater appreciation of shorter WDW version.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #25
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I love its a small world at wdw
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #26
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Dh and I went to Disney world for our honeymoon in í98. Heíd never been before, so I made sure we got in line for Itís a Small World. I didnít tell him until we were close to the front that we were only going on the ride to show him how truly disturbing it is!

We get in the boat and start Ö.. only to have the boat get stuck in the middle of the ride! We sat there FOREVER while those dolls just kept singing and singing and singing!

Dh canít wait to take the kids on it! :lol
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:53 PM   #27
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i love the ride....my daughter doesnt....when she was 8 we got stuck in the middle of the ride not sure what happened but they didnt stop the music for about 10 mins and then the ride didnt move for another 10 mins....so that may be why she doesnt ....we went to disney in March and i asked over and over if she wanted to go on but she refused lol....
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #28
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #29
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Love IASW. LOVE it. No trip is complete without it.

And you know how sometimes you get a song, or a part of a song, stuck in your head - sometimes called an earworm? Well, if you can't get rid of it any other way, just think of the IASW song. NOTHING else can stand up to the awesome power of IASW.
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I have to admit that scene in the Kingdom Keepers Book I did creep me out, but I still ride it and I look at it with fresh eyes based on the book. It is fun to see what Ridley Pearson found interesting in our favorite park to make it part of the overll story.
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