Did you know that Disneyland’s it’s a small world contains a doll depicting the ride’s amazing visual designer, Mary Blair?
Imagineer and fellow it’s a small world designer Rolly Crump explains, “Mary got childlike when she designed, and much of that went directly into the ride. We did a Mary Blair figure for it’s a small world, and she’s still in there. Mary always wore wild outfits, with a poncho and she had short blonde hair. So we decided to include a Mary Blair doll for the ride, with a poncho. She’s standing midway up in the Eiffel Tower.”
For a while, Tokyo Disneyland even sold a small Mary Blair/it’s a small world doll. Try and find one now, though…not an easy task.
This Disney Parks fun fact comes courtesy of Kevin Yee’s Walt Disney World: Hidden History.