Better hurry – “it’s a small world” will close October 25 in order to get ready for its annual seasonal overlay. Don’t fret though – the attraction is scheduled to reopen November 13, and you can experience “it’s a small world” holiday through January 3.
For your viewing pleasure, take a look at the video below. It’s a historical look at the attraction, and includes video of Walt Disney explaining his original concept for “it’s a small world.” There’s also video from the opening ceremony in 1966. You’ll hear how Walt Disney Imagineers refreshed the classic attraction in February 2009 by adding some familiar faces and a new America scene. Peek behind the magic and see how Imagineers seamlessly weaved in references to Disney and Disney-Pixar characters with new costumes and enhancements to the beloved “it’s a small world” song.