#7 picks are
"it's a small world"®
First, we will start with the classic. I can never, not go on this attraction at least 3 times during my visits to Magic Kingdom. One of the first attractions I ever went on WAY back in 1976. Since this is Throw Back Thursday I had to go with this attraction first. Unfortunately, I have no pictures inside from that trip. Back in the day, when you had to use film, and flash bulbs (the younger set is reading this with a huge blank look on their faces I am sure). For those who remember the strips of bulbs you would get and put on your camera. You had to be pretty picky what you were taking indoor pictures of, because the bulbs were expensive!
Back to the attraction, It's a Small World is so much fun. Even though you get the song stuck in your head for hours, and/or days............you can't help but love it. As a matter of fact, the big portion of my Christmas gifts this year pertain to this attraction! I can't wait for next week to open them! I will share all this after Christmas!
Disney says this about this classic attraction:
Embark on a whimsical boat ride past a jubilant confection of singing children from around the globe.
“The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed”Sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a delightful musical boat tour hosted by the children of the world. From a colorful dock, climb aboard a cozy boat and set sail along the Seven Seaways Waterway on a 10-minute journey.
Amid a vibrant, multi-colored backdrop exquisitely crafted out of papier-mâché, glitter and fabric, behold a cast of almost 300 traditionally dressed, dimple darlings from nearly every corner of the globe sing a simple song in their native language about universal harmony and dance. Travel to all 7 continents and, by journey’s end, see for yourself that it truly is a small world after all.
From the snow-capped Swiss Alps to the golden Serengeti, the children of the world are ready to make your acquaintance. During your tour, experience a rainbow of diverse cultures from such far-off locales as:
- The British Isles
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- The Middle East
- South America
- Australia and the South Pacific Islands
The Classic SongWritten and composed by an Academy Award®-winning team of brothers, the song "it's a small world" is a timeless classic.
As you sail the Seven Seaways, “it’s a small world” is lovingly sung by the children of the world in their native languages—including French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and English. Despite the change in language, the Sherman Brothers came to the conclusion that a single musical theme was the way to bring the song together, thus reinforcing the attraction’s larger message of cultural unity and harmony.
The Story Behind the Song
Originally, Walt Disney envisioned the world’s children singing the national anthem from each country they represented. But he quickly discovered that everyone singing a different tune resulted in a musical cacophony. Walt approached Richard and Robert Sherman, who were hard at work on Mary Poppins, to create a singular song that could be sung by all of the children. The result was “it’s a small world”—one of the most well-known songs of all time.
Timely as it is today......this would have been Robert Sherman's 88th birthday today.
Now on to DINOSAUR!
This attraction creates a true adrenalin rush, especially for those who are riding for the first time. You don't know what to expect. Even those of us who are "old hats" at this, still get a thrill when certain things happen. Thrilling and fun, all at the same time! What more can you ask for?
That's me, in the back row! I just can't believe what I am seeing!!
Disney says this about DINOSAUR!,
Take off on a scary, prehistoric tour aboard a rip-roaring Time Rover to save a dinosaur from extinction.
A Trans-Dimensional Joyride to the Dinosaur AgeTravel back in time on a perilous race to rescue an Iguanadon before the meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs strikes.
Step inside the halls of The Dino Institute, a one-time secret research facility and museum that is home to real fossils dating back to when dinosaurs walked the earth. During narration provided by Bill Nye the Science Guy, stroll past prehistoric exhibits and behold the colossal skeleton of the carnivorous Carnotaurus, one of history’s most feared dinosaurs.
A Secret Mission
Make your way into the research control center and watch an informative video about your adventure into the primeval past aboard the CTX Time Rover—your vehicle for the trip back in time.
The presentation takes a turn when you're recruited to rescue a mild-mannered Iguanodon from extinction and return back to the present with the 3.5-ton dinosaur.
There’s just one problem: The date you're being transported to is around the same time that a giant meteor hit earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Can you find the Iguanodon and return back to the present in time to avoid the cataclysmic event?
Blast to the Past!
Board a sturdy, 12-seat Time Rover and race through a darkened forest in search of the tagged dinosaur.
Experience the world as it existed 65 million years ago! Speed past a spiky Styracosaurus grappling with a nearby tree. Brace yourself as you careen through unpredictable hairpin turns, a ragged Aliormus foraging for food nearby. Dart around a fearsome Velociraptor hunting for prey and avoid the clutches of a Cearadactylus soaring overhead.
As the countdown clock ticks, meteors crash all around you: The end is near. Suddenly, the terrifying roar of an unimaginably huge beast can be heard in the distance. Is it the friendly Iguanodon you’re searching for—or the dreaded Carnotaurus looking for a meal?
Time is nearly up. Will you complete your mission and make your escape? Or will you join the dinosaurs and become extinct?
Too Scary for Kids?
DINOSAUR includes loud sounds in the dark and menacing dinosaurs that may be scary for children.(Depends on the kid for sure!!)