“Almost everyone warned us that Disneyland would be a Hollywood spectacular—a spectacular failure. But they were thinking about an amusement park, and we believed in our idea—a family park where parents and children could have fun—together.”
We recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Jonathan Freeman, the original voice of Jafar in Aladdin. He’s reprised the role for the first-ever musical version of Aladdin, which opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway last week.
With the announcement this morning of Disney Parks’ 50th anniversary celebration of “it’s a small world,” we thought it would be fitting to take a look at the attraction in a light that not many have seen: its original debut at the 1964 World’s Fair!