Disney World guests trapped on ‘It’s a Small World’ ride for over an hour – National

It may be a “small world,” but it isn’t always a pleasant one.

A few unlucky guests at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., claim they were trapped on the popular “It’s a Small World” ride for over an hour when the seemingly attraction broke down.

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In video posted to social media on Saturday, one Disney World patron called the experience “torture.”

Footage shows a line of boats stalled near the ride’s exit, with one visibly sinking slowly into the water.

The video is dubbed over with a popular TikTok sound, but the Disney guest claimed the line of boats was halted for about 45 minutes before staff noticed the malfunction — and the famous song played over and over on loop.

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“Everyone was on a boat so we sat there for about an hour stuck with the song on repeat!!” the Disney World guest wrote, reiterating that the experience was “torture.”

“It’s a Small World,” the attraction known for its singing animatronic dolls representing several international countries, is one of Walt Disney World’s most popular rides.

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The unfortunate experience may remind some readers of a 1993 The Simpsons episode, where Bart and Lisa have their own adventure on a fictionalized version of the ride.

Located in the Magic Kingdom, “It’s a Small World” has allowed guests to float around the globe since Walt Disney World opened in October 1971.

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There are also “It’s a Small World” rides in Disneyland in California, Disneyland Paris and Shanghai Disneyland.

Last month, Walt Disney World saw a number of other incidences in its parks, including a ride malfunction on Splash Mountain that caused guests to escape from a moving log boat and a fist fight between two families that sent one person to hospital and triggered the arrest of three others.

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