|At the entrance of “it’s a small world”; New York World’s Fair April, 1964. I remember well the “Bel-Gem Waffles”and the Vatican Pavilion’s “Pieta”, but at 6 years old, it was this most wonderful world of Disney that I remember best.|
|“it’s a small world” makes its way from New York to Disneyland, and opens May 16, 1966. (ANOTHER 50 year anniversary this May. 2016!)|
|Vaguely reminiscent of Rolly Crump’s The Tower of the Four Winds in New York. Sadly, this 200,000 pound, 120-foot tall moving edifice did not make the trek west.|
|Photo courtesy of our hostess, Focused on the Magic!|
|Marking the entrance of “it’s a small world”, Disneyland Paris.|
In 2008, three years after the park’s introduction, “it’s a small world”, (along with the addition of 38 Disney characters created in Mary Blair style), was unveiled in Hong Kong Disneyland‘s Fantasyland on April 17th; guests simply demanded it!.
In this new decade we will have yet another cruise to look forward to; Shanghai Disneyland opens its doors in 2015. (As we now know, this date has been pushed back to 2016!)
As we both celebrate a birthday, I know what I’ll be singing all day tomorrow… #SmallWorld50 Me and about one million of my closest friends!
Be sure to whistle that tune as you hop over to read more about Walt Disney and Mary Blair- Their Grand World.