“it’s a small world” Boat Gets Stuck; Cast Members Work to Free It

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It’s a magical day at the Disney Parks… but even the most magical days have moments of surprise. Video captures Guests visiting Disneyland Park found themselves stuck on an “it’s a small world” boat as Cast Members worked to free.

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Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are home to the nostalgic “it’s a small world” attraction. Disneyland Park’s and Magic Kingdom’s boat rides are extremely different but still feature the same whimsical, song-filled journey around the globe.

@DisMomKnows took to social media on August 8, 2022, to share a video of an “it’s a small world” boat seemingly wedged between the attraction walls. The video is noted with “Never seen this happen before #disneyland #itsasmallworld.” Check out the video below:

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As you can see in the video, several Cast Members work to fix the problem as Guests on the stuck Small World water ride remain seated. It takes a while, but the video cuts off shortly after the Cast Members free the boat.

While we’ve seen experiences such as “it’s a small world” being transformed into an Encanto (2021) inspired projection show and Cast Members putting on a rubber duck race with the attraction, we have never seen a boat get stuck, needing Cast Members to free it.

"it's a small world" Encanto Projection
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We’re thankful the Cast Members could free the popular attraction so it could continue without having to evacuate theme park Guests on “The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed.” Disney describes the nostalgic attraction with:

Voyage along the Seven Seaways canal and behold a cast of almost 300 Audio-Animatronics dolls representing children from every corner of the globe as they sing the classic anthem to world peace—in their native languages. 

Amid vibrant backdrops, you’ll travel through country after country, and by journey’s end, you’ll see that it really is a small world after all.

We’ll keep Disney Tips readers posted if further details are shared about this stuck Small World ride incident.

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.