Anybody who knows me personally will know that I am an enormous Disney geek. Interestingly, for me it is not so much about the films as it is the theme parks. There are paintings all over our house of the parks, I have a collection of plates and collectibles and several boards full of trading pins. The best present I received this Christmas was a surprise from my husband, a set of figures based on characters who appear only (or mostly) in the parks: the yeti from the Matterhorn, Figment from EPCOT and a Ghost from the Haunted Mansion were included amongst others. So when I heard that Disney was releasing a story app based on one of their most beloved (or possibly infamous) rides, “It’s a Small World,” I absolutely had to try it out.
I will first answer the question that every single person familiar to that ride is currently asking: Yes, it does include the song. However this is a version of the song that has been toned down to more instrumental and melodic background music, rather than the invasive song well-known to Disney park patrons. The music hums away in the background and provides a perfect score to the story without being intrusive. That’s until you get to the very end when the chorus of the original song pipes up on repeat until you hit the menu button and you’re stuck with it in your head for the rest of the day.
Read the rest of Sophie Brown’s review and comment over at GeekMom.