It's a Small, Small World

We went to Disney to experience the magic and wonder that Walt had in mind when he created the park. And there are certain things that are simply synonymous with the words Walt Disney World.

Mickey Mouse is one of them. If you go to the park and don't see the Mouse himself, you just feel as though your whole trip was for naught. Don't you remember the commercial with the little girl about that very thing? It's true.

Watching a Disney parade is another. Seeing all those characters in one place is awesome. Seeing the magic of the nighttime spectacular that is the Spectro Magic Light Parade is beyond description. Seeing the look on your kids' faces as they watch the magic float by them is pure bliss.

Riding the rides is another must-do at Disney. Because, despite everything else that it is, it's still an amusement destination. While the rides aren't top of the line as far as roller coasters go, there are certain other rides that are must-experience. Space Mountain ranks right up there. (Guess what we didn't do?) Dumbo is another. I've heard that once kids get on that, there is no getting them off. (We missed that one as well.) And what's Disney without knowing that It's a Small World?

I joked that we couldn't leave until we sufficiently tortured Daddy with it. The kids joined the bandwagon. We rode through the entire World's waterways in a tiny boat behind a woman who sat with her hands over her ears and a resigned look on her face.

We all felt just like that.

And now the kids know that Daddy wasn't joking when he said he was only just recovered from the deep, internal scars of riding that as a small boy. They have all made a pact with themselves that they will never - as long as they live - sing that song again.

Which is why I have made a pact to slip in the phrase "it's a small world" every single day. Just when they least expect it, I'll remind them that we live in a small world after all, don't we? Or that Ponyville really is a small world.

I'm not going to sugar coat things. They hate me for it.


Leanne said...

As a teen I got stuck on that ride. We were in there for almost an hour in those little boats with that song playing over and over and over again. I still have nightmares about that. Sigh.

Roger said...

That is so awesome!!

When we went there two years ago, that was the only ride that Danny (then a year and a half) wanted to ride. It got to the point that we purposely took the long way around, because if he even caught sight of the ride, we HAD to ride it.

So your husband and Danny are polar opposites in this case.

It IS a small world, after all.

Viv said...

Pirates of the Caribbean was always my favorite ride. Although, it has been 12 years since I've been to Disney. Take me to Sea World any day!

Burgh Baby said...

Alexis LOVES It's a Small World. So so so so so much. She would have ridden it 52365257 times if there wasn't a risk that she would have been left an orphan about half way through that.

caramama said...

I am apparently in the minority of people who LOVED that ride and would do it again and again even today. Drove the rest of my family crazy, but I loved it. And my mom was great about humoring me.

JennyH said...

Ha! What a great mom you are :) What fun is it if you can't tease your own kids?

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love it...and you know what? it really is a small world after all. hmmmm.

MoonNStarMommy said...

ROFLMBO!! But isn't torturing our kids (and husbands) one of the greatest rewards of being a Mother (wife)????

CC said...

Bwhahahaha! But I LOVE you for it!! Us female torturers have got to stick together.