NEW YORK (AP) — Disney on Friday launched a website to create a global sing-along for "it's a small world" to mark 50 years since the theme park ride with the unforgettable song opened at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City.
The "it's a small world" ride opened April 22, 1964 at the fair in Queens. In 1966, the ride opened at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.
The website SmallWorld50.com invites the public to submit videos of themselves singing the song. Fans can also create virtual dolls on the website by mixing faces and clothes to build unique avatar-like figures.
Walt Disney wanted "it's a small world" to be easy for kids to sing, but the song is an earworm for some adults. It plays continuously at "small world" rides in Disney parks.