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“it’s a small world” Boat Begins Sinking With Guests Stuck Over an Hour

It’s a magical day at Walt Disney World Resort, but sometimes not-so-magical moments occur, leaving Guests stranded… in this situation, for over an hour.

Whenever a sinking boat is being reported at Walt Disney World, typically, it centers back to Magic Kingdom Park and the iconic attraction Splash Mountain. And as moments of Splash Mountain boats sinking have been caught on camera, it seems like the latest boating issues involve “it’s a small world” attraction in Fantasyland.

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Riding “it’s a small world” is a rite of passage among Disney fans. The music, the animatronic dolls, and the overall Disney experience are memorable ones that Guests seem to either love or hate.

In a recent video, Guests were reportedly stuck on “it’s a small world” for over an hour, with the video showing the left side of one of the ride’s boats sinking.

@hazeysmom22 took to social media to share a video, noting, “We were stuck for over an hour, the torture 😭 #smallworlddisneybound #disney #disneyworld.” Check out the video below:


We were stuck for over an hour, the torture 😭 #smallworlddisneybound #disney #disneyworld

♬ Oh No – Kreepa

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It seems like everyone in that boat needs to lean right!

This isn’t the first time “it’s a small world” has landed on social media. At Disneyland Resort, we’ve seen moments with Guests placing their hands under the boat, which is extremely dangerous. We’ve also seen a video of “it’s a small world” at Disneyland Park breaking down, requiring Cast Members to tow the boats by hand.

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Disney describes “it’s a small world” attraction as “The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed:”

Sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a delightful musical boat tour. Cruise along the Seven Seaways Waterway on a gentle 10-minute journey through all 7 continents. Pass through vivid, fantastical scenes representing the iconic sights and sounds of dozens of nations.

Behold a cast of dancing darlings from nearly every corner of the globe and watch as the Audio-Animatronics figures achieve universal harmony as they sing one song in many languages. By journey’s end, Walt Disney’s simple message is clear: it truly is a small world after all!

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Hopefully, these Guests were offered a complimentary Disney Lightning Lane pass to make up for time lost in the Disney Park while stranded on the boat ride.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.