Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's a Small World, June 1969

Yeah, yeah, I know. As much as I love the elaborate façade of "It's a Small World", I feel like I've seen enough pictures of it to last me a lifetime. AND YET... to be honest I'm still not really sick of it. Look, it's like a giant popup book, or a crazy paper sculpture. It's sponsored by the Bank of America too, and America is where I happen to live.

I propose that the Imagineers release hundreds of feral monkeys into the ride for an added sense of surprise. Disney Company, please send a large check to "Major Pepperidge" (they know where I live, they've been scanning my thoughts using microwaves for years and years).


Nanook said...

I wonder if the first image can be described as The backside of water-? Well, it's definitely the backside.

Snow White Sanctum said...

I never tire of "Small World" but I second your notion of feral monkeys. Talk about adding a punch of excitement to an attraction! ;)

K. Martinez said...

I love "it's a small world" but have to admit the last time I was on it I completely zoned out.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nanook, it doesn't make me think of water!

Snow White Sanctum, you forget the amazing smell that would be added as well.

K. Martinez, it's OK to zone out on IASW; in fact, it is the perfect ride to zone out on!

Connie Moreno said... need to design your own amusement park.

Debbie V. said...

I always thought the gold and white facade (as opposed to multicolored) was sophisticated. The way you walk down to the boats...the umbrella-ed control booths...the turquoise painted boat lanes. Many things to love.
I guess I'm fortunate in that I don't get enough chances to be at Disneyland that I can afford to zone out :) But I completely see I could. It has that Peaceful, Easy Feeling :)

TokyoMagic! said...

I also vote for your feral monkey idea, but I suggest dressing them in little outfits from around the world before releasing them into the ride!

Rich T. said...

The feral monkeys concept was funny to begin with...then TokyoMagic's comment nearly made me do a spit-take all over my computer! :)

Anonymous said...

Major, I have found aluminum foil shaped into a tri-corner hat deflects the government's efforts to read my thoughts...however, they are messing with internet connection and have been reading my emails, so if this message is incomplete, you'll probably be contacted by the

Bill in Denver

Major Pepperidge said...

Connie, a day without monkeys is a day without sunshine

Debbie V, I agree; the later pastel-colored façade was popular with many people, but I found it too overly "sweet". I don't go to the park that often either, but fatigue can take over when you least expect it.

TokyoMagic!, as long as the little outfits include diapers, I am all for the idea.

Rich T, TokyoMagic! will be happy to buy you a new keyboard. Right, TM?

Bill... a tri-corner foil hat... I like your sense of style! Mine looks more like a Hershey's Kiss.

Nancy said...

I like it