By: Anne M. Raso
Sure, they are always trying to add upgraded and trendsetting attractions at Disney World but old-school fans who were kids and teens when the park first opened up some 40 years ago seem to mainly think of Magic Kingdom and the original Disney magic that was created there with rides on the mild side.
The ultimate classic for 50-somethings and up is undoubtedly the It’s A Small World ride which many people saw for the first time at the New York World’s Fair in Flushing, Queens, circa 1964-1965. It hasn't changed one iota in the 15 times we have been on it (including back at the World’s Fair)! The 60s modern graphics on the walls mixed with the characters wearing their native garb and the voices from around the world blending together are the key factors in this attraction being so timeless. For those of you expecting to see the kids from around the world wearing updated clothing and wearing iPods or carrying skateboards, think again! This is timeless “signature” Disney!