Disneyland's It's A Small World ride was never the paragon of normal, what with its chirpy dead-eyed puppets and hypnotically communitarian mantra. But Chinese theme parks take the sing-songy boat ride to new frontiers of uncomfortable.

Incredibly, these rides make Willy Wonka's boat ride look like an enviable option in comparison. Here's one of the rip-off Small Worlds at Suzhou Amusement Land — this one has the original music but adds Voltron and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for more copyright-infringing fun!


And this one resides at Shanghai's Jin Jiang Action Park. Notice the inexplicable long stretches of silence, the journey into deep space, and how Santa Claus and Satan's rooms mysteriously abut each other.

[Via Theme Park Review]