Take a Ride on It’s a Small World from Disneyland Paris – Episode 217
Take a ride on one of Disney’s classic attractions, It’s a Small World from Disneyland Paris this week on Travel with Rick!
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It’s a Small World is a classic indeed!! My family and I always ride it on our visits to the world! I loved DLP’s version with the hockey players, football player and the golden gate bridge and Hollywood sign, I’d love to visit DLP someday! So good to see you Parkhopper John on this side of the camera, your a natural, love your website. I believe legend Mary Blair and her unbelievable artistic talent designed the It’s a Small World costumes. Rick, I’m really looking forward to your DL behind the scenes ABD, I just LOVE history and I know this tour would be right up my alley! Be safe my friends at TWR, y’all keep those smiles on!
Great video! Love it’s a small world no matter where its at. Alice Davis designed clothes for small world Mark Davis’ wife. Mark was a character designer at Disneyland.
Nice video. The first thing I liked was the fountain before the boat goes inside the attraction. It’s a nice touch. This one is different in a lot of ways. But it is all the same classic everything about it. You have to expect some different stuff. The designer is Alice Davis.
This ride was my mom’s favorite, and I learned to love it thru her eyes.
The question that was asked for the week was who was the imagineer that designed the clothes for the characters in It’s a Small World.
Mary Blair was responsible for the attraction’s whimsical design and color styling. Mary Blair had been an art director on several Disney animated features (including Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland, and Peter Pan). Like many Disneyland attractions, scenes and characters were designed by Marc Davis, while his wife, Alice Davis, designed the costumes for the dolls. Rolly Crump designed the toys and other supplemental figures on display. The animated dolls were designed and sculpted by Blaine Gibson. Walt was personally involved with Gibson’s development of the dolls’ facial design (each animated doll face is completely identical in shape, hence the name “It’s a Small World”).
I am so happy that Alice finally got a window in the park near her husband Marc.
Thanks Rick for everything I look forward to the videos that you put out. It gives me a taste of the
World, and other parks, when I am to poor to be able to go.
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thank you for a great show. I remember riding for the first time in 1964 at the New York World Fair.It was Alice Davis who design the cloths. It was great to see it now at a different park.thank Rick an John for all your hard work in bring the joy of Disney to us. thanks.
great video, my 5 year old son loves that ride and after watching that video insists we go to dlp next year. no idea who designed the clothes. cant wait for next weeks video
Wonderful video of Small World! I love the ride in Florida and this was a new adventure for me, seeing things a little different. John, you are a delight! Great job indeed! I don’t know the answer about the costumes for the dolls. Could google it to get the answer, but off hand don’t know. Ha ha. Can’t wait for the next episode!!!!!!!
Have a Disney Day, Everyone!!
Love your videos and so enjoyed the Paris version of this ride. The scenery was stunning and so colorful. The answer forbtgevquestion is Alice Davis her husband Mark designed the dolls.
Keep up the great work.
Well, Hi John! Long time no see! I am the “Jeanne” that you met in in the American Pavilion in April. It is ok if you do not remember 🙂 It is so nice to see you again and you did a terrific job! I had no idea who designed the clothes for the dolls but I have learned so much about it from reading the other comments – Alice Davis! Very cool that she has her own window! That was a wonderful, beautiful video. Fantastic video shooting. Thank you so much Rick and John for giving us a taste of Disney every week and showing us Disneyland Paris. It has been fantastic to see.
Hey Park Hopper John,
I’m glad you could step in for Rick. I love It’s A Small World. I love seeing the suptle changes in the colors and design of the attraction at each of the parks. As for the question of the week my understanding is that Mary Blair designed the attraction, the dolls were sculpted by Blaine Gibson, and the costumes were designed by Alice Davis. Boy, what would we do without computers, the internet, and Google? Can you imagine having to go the public library to research a question like this one?
See you next week.
Great show! Disneyland Paris looks like it has a great “it’s a small world.” I love how all the parks have there own take on this classic attraction. I can’t wait to ride this attraction in disneyland CA next week! I believe Alice Davis designed the costums for the attraction. Looking forward to next weeks show as always!
Great video as always guys.I loved the feel to DLP’s It’s A Small World.Similar but yet so different than the one at WDW.Alice Davis designed all the dresses and what an amazing job she did.Thank you guys.Take care.