Guest Deliberately Interferes With ‘it’s a small world’ Boats

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The “it’s a small world” boat ride that can be found in Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park (and Disneyland) is a classic Disney ride that — like many Disney rides in the theme park these days — seems to be attracting Disney Guests who demonstrate particularly rude behavior. In recent months, Disney Guests have done everything from fistfighting to abusing theme park Cast Members, and now yet another Disney Park Guest has acted out of turn!

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It’s a Small World is a Disney ride located in the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort. Credit: Disney Photo Tour

On the beloved “it’s a small world” boat ride in the Magic Kingdom theme park, a Guest recently spent their time on the ride with their arm out, holding onto and pushing off of the track that the boats are set to follow. Footage of the Walt Disney World Resort rule-breaking was shared by @celvil711 on TikTok; you can see said footage in the clip below!

“What happened to keep your arms inside the boat?” the TikTok user wrote in the video’s caption. “He was slowing down his boat and there ended up being 5 boats behind us,” the Magic Kingdom Guest added.


what happened to keep your arms inside the boat? ?#fyp #disneyland #itsasmallworld #wtf

♬ el que use este audio es normal – el_neis


This behavior is inconsiderate in several ways. First of all, this Disney Guest is distracting other “it’s a small world” passengers who are trying to enjoy the Magic Kingdom ride on their Disney vacation. Secondly, Disney rides break down easily — especially recently — so interfering with a Disney ride’s machinery could have resulted in the ride’s closure for the rest of the day if this Disney Guest caused any glitches or did any damage.

When Guests interfere with rides like this (or like jumping off of a ride, like this Guest did), they run the risk of ruining the Disney magic for everyone else and putting a damper on other people’s day at the Disney Parks.

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It’s a Small World is a Disney ride located in the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort. Credit: Disney

Walt Disney World Resort and other Disney theme parks also typically warn Guests to keep all limbs inside the rides’ boats or cars at all times for a reason: the machinery involved in roller coasters or water rides is often dangerous! Have you seen any other Disney Guests flouting the rules and risking not only their safety, but also their fellow Guests’ Disney magic during trips to Walt Disney World Resort (or Disneyland Resort) and the Magic Kingdom theme park?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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