By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
I’ve always been terrified of roller coasters, but the one ride I will go on is “It’s a Small World” at Disneyland. The classic Disney attraction has been around for exactly 50 years, and to honor the multi-cultural extravaganza, Disney is filming a “Small World” movie!
50 years ago, “It’s a Small World” opened at the 1964 New York World’s fair. The attraction was incredibly successful, selling 10 million tickets that were priced at 60 cents for children, and 95 for adults. All money earned was donated to The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In fact, the ride was such a hit that Disney incorporated its design into other rides (like “Pirates of the Caribbean”), and permanently added “It’s a Small World” to various theme parks.
The studio has hired Jon Turteltaub to direct the feature, and Jared Stern as the main scriptwriter. What kind of possible plot could Disney come up with for a movie like this?! Well, we’ll let you know as soon as they release any information. For now, the house of mouse is keeping everything under wraps, and has only stated that they plan to do more than one flick. Images courtesy of Disney.