The first ride we rode on was the "It's a Small World" attraction which I loved when I came here at 8 and 10 yrs. old. The building is so much more impressive than the Magic Kingdom and when the sun hits on the gold trim, it is so bright that you need sun glasses! Every hour the clock strikes the hour and all the little dolls come out and spin around on a path from the front of the clock (which opens) to the sides. They are dressed in their costumes (that you see in each "room" when you are on the ride inside).
You get on the ride outside and the entire ride is at least 3 minutes longer than WDW. Our wait was maybe 5-7 minutes outdoors but with 67 degree weather. It is worth seeing if you come to CA.
Here is a view of the attraction sign. You can see a small portion of it on the far right in the first picture.
Okay, "It's a Small World" is much bigger and better in CA than in FL but the castle at Disneyland, well, as Kimmy would say,"Not so much!!!"
A back view...too small for even your average princess.
Of course, what vacation would be complete without scheduling your park day on the first day of a new ride?!!! The park was packed on this day. But, we refrained from standing in the 5 hour line to see the refurbished "20,000 Leaues Under the Sea" ride which is now the "Finding Nemo" submarine ride.