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Old 01-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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It's a Small World - Appreciation Society *50th Anniversary!*

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It's a Small World Appreciation Society!

Who's in? Who's with me?

I feel like IaSW gets a bad rap at times. I see it over and over again on our boards.

"It would be my version of a living hell to get trapped on that ride."

"I can't stand the song."

"The dolls are creepy."

But I know for many of you out there, you this ride!!

So if you...

-Love the song (thanks Sherman Brothers)

-Get tearful (happy tears) when riding the boats down its canal

-Respect the history of this ride (debuting at the NY World's Fair)

-Appreciate Mary Blair's artistic touch

-Would proudly ride this attraction without force, begging, or bargaining from others...

than YOU, my friend, are a rightful member of the It's a Small World Appreciation Society!

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Old 01-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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I would be so sad to see anything happen to this ride.

I'd rather stand in line for an hour to see this over anything else on the entire property!
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #3
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I too like this attraction . The colors and artistry are at the top. It was my grandparents favorite ride when we went to Disneyland a long time ago. I always think of them when I ride.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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I want to join! I love It's a Small World - I like to ride it twice in a row, once on each side of the boat so that I can really focus on one side of the ride at a time and take everything in.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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I love IASW. It does get a bad rap here. I don't understand it. Catchy tune and the dolls are just so gorgeous. I don't have any feelings regarding nostalgia or the World's Fair, maybe because I'm too young. But those dolls are just so pretty and I love looking at them and enjoying the creativity. I ride it at least 2-3 times in one trip. There is just so much else to do, or I'd ride it more. Luckily, the rest of the family enjoys it too!

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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It's a Small World is a must do in my book. Love the song, love the dolls and love the relaxing atmosphere (in air conditioning!).

The first time I rode IaSW I was 6. I hated water and was convinced the boat would tip over and my whole family would drown. My grandma convinced me to ride and I've loved it ever since.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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Oh, I am a life-time member of this club.

IASW encapsulates every ounce of Disney magic that was my children's first trip at ages 16 months and 3 years.

My husband and I dreamed of their first trip and wondering what the magic would look like through their eyes. Flying on Dumbo was magical, Ava's first glimpse of Cinderella's castle was pure job - but IASW captured the innocence and wonder of a child. I had tears in my eyes watching them enjoy it! It brought so many memories, that I chose an IASW pin to add t our collections (we don't pin-trade, we each pick a memorable pin each year and collect them).
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #8
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My dd's and I love this ride. It's educational too, when they can look at the dolls and talk about what country they are from and what they are doing!

I even got stuck on this ride for 10-15 min. and I was OK with it!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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you won't believe it, but it's one of my top 3 attractions in the Magic Kingdom!
It is traditional, happy and cute!

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #10
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Sign me up! I totally dig the artistry and the costumes.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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I'm IN, but only because I heard there were snacks involved. If someone points me to the crab dip, I'm in for life!

Truth be told I like the ride. It's cute and it's totally Disney. No matter how delusional you are, when you're on that ride you just know you are at Disney. Hogwarts has no comparison, not to mention enough rides.

The cool kids tend not to like rides like IASW, instead they prefer Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Space Mountain. I'd rather hang with the nerdy kids that appreciate mini, audio animatrontic, semi functioning dolls that move as if they are suffering from some strange palsy. Nothing too complicated for me! Let's keep life simple and cute shall we? And let's not get into that song.... OK lets! It's really great for humming around annoying co-workers! Once they know that as soon as you see them coming you're going to start humming and get that song stuck in their head they stay Far FAR AWAY! Mission accomplished!

I make a mean spinach dip so I'll bring that to the next chapter meeting. Should we wear outfits from our favorite countries too? With a little duct tape and some spanx I think I might be able to fit in that Dirndl we have laying around the house....

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:56 PM   #12
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Count me in! This was my favorite ride when I visited DL for the first time 23 years ago, and my son's favorite ride when he visited WDW for the first time 2 months ago. I love everything about it!
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #13
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i'm not a of the song however it is a Disney instition (i don't think thats spelt right) so would be a shame if anything happened to it. i will join your society for all that is small!
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:14 PM   #14
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IASW is Disney to me. everything i remember and love as a child is idealized in that one ride. i absolutely love it and am a proud member of your club.
It "is" a small world after all....
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:16 PM   #15
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Oh, my!!! When we arrive at MK we head straight to FantasyLand. Albeit we ride PP 2 0r 3 times first, we then head across to IASW & ride at least twice. It's just so beautiful in there. Occasionally I hear my 10 year old grandson singing the song so guess he would be a member too, lol.

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