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‘It’s A Small World’ Turns 50; Sing-Along Held

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LAKE BUENA VISTA (CBSMiami/AP) — It’s the song that stays stuck in your head for days, “It’s a Small World.”

The timeless Disney tune that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year.

On Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, a huge chorus of the song performed  in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. Tributes to the song were also held throughout the park all day.

The song and animatronics attraction debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It was shipped to Disneyland in California then recreated at the other Disney parks. The attraction opened at the Florida park in 1971.

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