It's a Small World started as a way to promote global harmony, but 50 years later the Disney ride may be more famous for a theme song that's hard for visitors to forget — even when they want to.
The cheery tune about laughter, hopes, fears, mountains, oceans, the sun and a smile divides listeners into two camps.
"They want to kiss me or kill me," said Richard Sherman, who co-wrote "It's a Small World (After All)" with his late brother, Robert. "They either love it or hate it. They hate it because they can't get it out of their heads."
Disney is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the attraction, which was designed as...