Disney Guests Hop Out Boat, Take Photos With “Racist” Animatronics

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There are many things that you should never do at Disneyland Resort. The story below is one of them.

Disneyland is not just a theme park; it’s a place where memories are made, and dreams come true. The attention to detail, immersive storytelling, and dedication to creating a magical experience for Guests have made it a beloved destination for families, Disney enthusiasts, and people worldwide. Whether you’re young or young at heart, Disneyland offers a timeless and enchanting escape from reality. Disneyland was the product of Walt Disney, the visionary creator of beloved characters like Mickey Mouse and the mastermind behind countless animated films.

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Disneyland is home to two theme parks Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Each Disney Park includes something for Guests of all ages and sizes. One iconic Disney attraction located at both Disneyland Park in California and Magic Kingdom in Disney World in Florida is “it’s a small world.” This attraction includes a song that Disney Guests will be singing all the way home “It’s a Small World (After All)” is a timeless classic and one of the most well-known songs of all time. Walt Disney asked the Academy Award-winning brothers, Richard and Robert Sherman, who were hard at work on Mary Poppins, to create a singular song that could be sung by Audio-Animatronics figures in multiple languages.

“it’s a small world” gives Guests the chance to take a 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.

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In a TikTok, one Disneyland Guest talks about his experience from when he was a chaperone on a trip to Disneyland when his group of teenagers kept insisting on riding “it’s a small world” again and again. At first, this Guest let the teens go thinking they were learning about the different cultures. At one point, he decided he wanted to see what they found so interesting when the group of kids told him to hold the boat. While he knew you should keep your arms and feet inside the boat at all times, he helped the kids hold the boat. After stopping the boat, the teenagers got out and started taking pictures with the animatronics that the user deemed “racist.” Shocking these Guests did not get caught jumping in and out of the boats. However, this Guest feels bad about not being caught or allowing the teens to do this.


I should have been a better role model and not let them do this. But I can make up for it if I ever get the chance. disneyland itsasmallworld story politics fypシ

♬ original sound – Matt Storrs

This stunt was very dangerous and Guests should never stop an attraction or remove themself from an attraction. If this happened today, Disney would remove them from the attraction and most likely ban these Guests from all Disney Parks.

Over the years “it’s a small world” has received some updates like cameras inside the attraction so Cast Members can see what Guests are doing. Also, Disneyland has had this attraction since it opened in 1966, but additional characters debuted in 2009 with familiar faces in many different nations. During your cruise, keep an eye out for Peter Pan and Tinker Bell in England, Cinderella in her native France, Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket in Italy, Aladdin and Jasmine in the Middle East, The Three Caballeros in Mexico, Ariel and Flounder under the sea, Lilo and Stitch in the South Pacific and Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie in the southwestern U.S.A.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.