Disney Updates It's a Small World Exhibit With Pixar Characters
Posted on February 7, 2009
Disney has upgraded the It's a Small World exhibit at Disneyland. The attraction had been closed for more than a year as it underwent renovations. Disneyland guests will now find some of the child dolls dressed as their favorite Disney characters, in the countries where their stories take place.
There are 29 Disney and Disney-Pixar characters now represented in the attraction. Disney says the new doll costumes and toy decorations are fashioned in the same artistic style that was created by art director Mary Blair, whose sense of design shaped It's a Small World from the beginning. Dolls dressed in Aladdin and Jasmine costumes are in the Middle East scene, and a doll dressed as Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" appears in the Great Britain scene.
An AP video says some people are excited about the changes while others are worried it will detract from the original vision of the It's a Small World ride. Below is a video clip of the ride provided by Disney.