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24 June 2011

Memory 046 - "it's a small world"

It's a Small World ClockThe clock tower ** Binaural Audio **
Time: 42:49
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Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can't actually be there.

Watch out, I’m on a roll here folks. It’s been only two weeks and I’m back with yet another Memory. At this rate, I might be caught up on my requests by... oh... next year. Ok, so I’ve still got a ways to go, but this is a good start right?

So this is yet again another “old” request. Initially, Chris (our requester from Memory 45) also requested this attraction back in 2009. Since then, I’ve received another request from Andy in NY for a recording of “it’s a small world” from before 2000 (which unfortunately I don’t have).


And again like last time I threw the question out to Twitter and Facebook and got the following responses.

On our Facebook page Barbara wrote:
I love the clock... it opened when I was standing right in front of it.
And we got some feedback on twitter this time, from @DanielWalker116:
one of the all time classics. It isn't a trip unless you ride this!
Thank you all for writing and commenting. I too love this classic attraction. Yes, the song gets stuck in your head, but listen to the words. They have a message that even today still ring true, and how often can you say that of a 60 year old attraction.

So instead of two versions of the attraction over time for Andy, we’re going to catch two rides over space. Today, we’re going bi-coastal. We’re going to start out with a night trip to the Magic Kingdom in January of 2007. Traci has a convention at the Contemporary Resort this week, and after checking in, we head to the Magic Kingdom for some casual fun. It’s not that crowded, considering it’s just a couple days into the New Year. We do have a short wait, and we’ll join up with this Memory in the queue, just before it our turn to ride.

After we finish in Walt Disney World, we’re going to take a jump to our June 2010 trip to Disneyland. It’s been a gorgeous California day. We out here for my brothers wedding, so the whole family decided to take a day at Disneyland a few days before the wedding. We’ll join the group in line again as we’re coming down the ramp to the boats. You’ll hear lots of conversation between the whole group, and unfortunately that doesn’t stop in the ride either. I guess that’s what happens when you get 11 friends and family on a boat all to themselves. Remember what I said about the words, listen to our conversation. We’ve ridden this attraction dozens of times over the years, but it finally hit us.

And this is my first time seeing the new Disney Character Figures that have been added and they are fantastic. I didn’t think I would like them initially, but boy was I wrong. These dolls fit in beautifully, and don’t detract from anything that already existed.

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