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    Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Quick story: Wednesday I was standing by "It's a Small World" shortly before the fireworks. The attraction (iasw) was closed at about 8:30 p.m., and a group of 50 new trainee cast members came out, and their trainer was explaining hidden mickeys, the fireworks show, and how large the small world attraction was at Disneyland vs. other parks.

    He then said that Pirates was originally a walkthrough, but when Walt saw how great (and efficient) the boats of small world worked for the 1964 world's fair, he ordered all the concrete of pirates to be ripped up, and they reworked the attraction as a boat ride-through.

    He then said that Pirates in its present form wouldn't be possible without It's a Small World, stating, "people love Pirates, and always make jokes about "It's a Small World", but they don't dare make those jokes around me!"

    Laughter then ensued. True story. I'm sure I'll be seeing some of these eager fresh faces throughout the summer, helping guests enjoy the magic. They seemed like a good group.

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    He then said that Pirates in its present form wouldn't be possible without It's a Small World, stating, "people love Pirates, and always make jokes about "It's a Small World", but they don't dare make those jokes around me!"

    To which Frogberto overheard and yelled out, "Small World sucks! Pirates rule!"

    Laughter then ensued and the lead cast member ran off in tears!

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Can you imagine the guest-flow issues had Pirates of the Caribbean been a walk-through attraction? Perhaps, that's the reason Tarzan's Treehouse is as uninteresting as it is.

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Yes! And then I sez to him... step aside matey, we be boarding your "small world" and raping and pillaging all them dolls and plundering mermaids for sunken treasure... arrrrrrgh


    Quote Originally Posted by WatchYourHeadNStep
    He then said that Pirates in its present form wouldn't be possible without It's a Small World, stating, "people love Pirates, and always make jokes about "It's a Small World", but they don't dare make those jokes around me!"

    To which Frogberto overheard and yelled out, "Small World sucks! Pirates rule!"

    Laughter then ensued and the lead cast member ran off in tears!

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto
    Yes! And then I sez to him... step aside matey, we be boarding your "small world" and raping and pillaging all them dolls and plundering mermaids for sunken treasure... arrrrrrgh

    The picture this projects into my mind is priceless...

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogberto
    Yes! And then I sez to him... step aside matey, we be boarding your "small world" and raping and pillaging all them dolls and plundering mermaids for sunken treasure... arrrrrrgh
    You would want to rape all of the children dolls you pediphile!!!

    Haha just kidding!




    ...But really...why must you hate small world? it Promotes world peace and equality through rhythm and dance. I see nothing to dislike.


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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Small world is so underappreciated. It's my favorite next to Pirates and the Matterhorn (for sentimental reasons) but when I think of the legends (Mary Blair, Marc and Alice Davis, Rolly Crump) that actually put it together it makes me appreciate it all the more. Do you know that it only took less than 1 year from concept to completion?

    Awesome.

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    IASW always gets a bad rap. But it's still one of my favorites.


    This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    America Stings: "Ridiculing It's a Small World wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World."

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Oh, I was all excited about this topic until I read it.

    I already knew about it! I know too much Disney history.

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Quote Originally Posted by A Disney Dreamer
    Oh, I was all excited about this topic until I read it.

    I already knew about it! I know too much Disney history.
    Sorry the topic wasn't exciting enough for you. Maybe you're "the boy that knew too much".

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Quote Originally Posted by A Disney Dreamer
    Oh, I was all excited about this topic until I read it.

    I already knew about it! I know too much Disney history.

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    I think iasw has a wonderful message, it is a classic attraction!

    i enjoy iasw, i'm even in the iasw lives forever club!

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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Quote Originally Posted by MiceSteak
    You would want to rape all of the children dolls you pediphile!!!

    Haha just kidding!




    ...But really...why must you hate small world? it Promotes world peace and equality through rhythm and dance. I see nothing to dislike.
    I can promote world peace through the rythmic pulsating of my hips ... but not everybody partakes in the equality that is my dance. Would you care to see? I will put on a private show for you, everybody spreads rumors that there are no cameras in my house ... but my blue elvis thinks otherwise!
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    Re: Castmember: "Pirates wouldn't be as fun without It's a Small World"

    Well, IASW has a few things going against it compared to POTC.

    First... the song.
    Yeah I know, it's a classic written by Disney Legends, the Sherman Brothers. But seriously, do you ever walk around singing "It's a small world after all, it's a small world after all, It's a small world after all, it's a small, small world..." to yourself.

    Whereas, the Pirates tune is much more catchy..."Yo-ho Yo-ho, a pirates life for me..." As a matter of fact, my wife sings it like this, "Ya ol' hoe, ya ol' hoe, a pirates wife I'll be."

    Second, POTC has way better theming than IASW. Audio-animatronic pirates (arrr matey) vs. dolls!?... with cheap mechanical articulation. And what is with the 4'x2' acoustic tile ceiling in "it's a small world".


    And lastly, castmember costumes for "it's a small world" SUCK. So you could dress like "little girly-men":


    Or you can dress like this:


    'Nuff said!
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