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It's a Small World (East Coast) Vs It's a Small World (West Coast)

Disneyland: Very similar rides, yet the experience is different.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM
When I rode this ride for the first time in Disneyland this past Summer, I got out of the boat with a big smile. I never got that happy in the Orlando version, yet they are so similar. My conclusion of what makes the SoCal version more magical is the loading / unloading area; getting into the boat outside the show building makes the experience much much better. It's that transition from the outside world into a magical place inside that gives it its true magic. The dolls coming out of the clock and the topiary seals the deal. And is it me or this version looks longer than the one at MK?


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From Anthony Murphy
Posted September 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM
The one in Disneyland seems bigger.

Not to mention it is the original and really has the Clock thing going on. The Clock addition at WDW is pretty recent

From Amy Smith
Posted September 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Anyone who has read Kingdom Keepers will tell you that the FL version is horrible and full of nightmare-inducing creepy dolls! ;)

From AJ Hummel
Posted September 17, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I've never been on the Florida version, but everyone I know says the California one is better. I've been on the California and Paris versions, and I have to say that the Paris one is the better of those two. The scenes inside are much better, and the ride is a more appropriate 6 minutes instead of 13 like the California version. Plus, there are no Disney characters.

From Dominick D
Posted September 18, 2012 at 7:18 AM
6 minutes won't make you wanna smash your head on a wall :)

From Randy Stellar
Posted September 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Inside, I like the FL one better because the rooms are flooded and it's not just a canal. But outside CA is much more impressive.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted September 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM
The other thing that Disneyland has over Magic Kingdom is that this is the orgininoal (EDIT: ok, its original) ride. Yes, this is the one that Walt Disney actually created and rode. Period.

Thats what I like about Disneyland. Being such a Disney nerd, this is our "Graceland". These are the bonefide 50 something rides that Disney personally created. You could be sitting in the seat that Walt sat in!

From Dominick D
Posted September 21, 2012 at 5:16 PM
YES!! FINALLY!! A TYPO OF THE WEEK!!!

Anthony Murhpy: orgininoal

From Tony Duda
Posted September 21, 2012 at 6:12 PM
Dom, you spelled Murphy wrong. Disqualifies your nomination.

Never been to Disneyland so I can't compare but I can brag about me riding it at the 1964 New York World's Fair.

From Dominick D
Posted September 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM
Actually Tony, Mike is in charge of TOTW, so 2 nominees for him.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted September 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM
"I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way." -- Mark Twain

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