Joining the other attraction-themed merchandise lines announced today at Pass Annuel Showtime for Disneyland Paris, there’s a special line of “it’s a small world” merchandise coming to the park later this year!
New “it’s a small world” Merchandise
The new collection will include the following:
- A replica of the attraction marquee
- A notebook
- A pen with a special clock face dongle
- A keychain featuring parts of the attraction exterior
- Minnie ears
- A puzzle
- A t-shirt
- A tumbler with swirly straw
Let us know if you’re excited for this new merchandise in the comments below!
“it’s a small world” at Disneyland Paris
“it’s a small world” was an opening day attraction at Disneyland Paris, which began welcoming guests on April 12, 1992. The park is celebrating its 30th anniversary, but the ride was closed for refurbishment from November 2021. It was initially expected to reopen in November 2022, but the refurbishment was extended until it finally reopened last month.
The refurbishment work addressed the outdoor façade and several technical upgrades.
Much of the ride was repainted, including the façade, which was last repainted five years ago. Some wooden elements were replaced with composite materials.
Ride control systems are also believed to have been replaced, and the control tower used by Cast Members was set to be enlarged. Other backstage areas are reported to have received flooring and electricity updates.
As for the ride scenes, lighting and hydraulic systems were updated. Approximately half of the dolls were replaced as well. Some new dolls in wheelchairs to highlight inclusivity were also installed during the refurbishment.
Disney also reportedly took this opportunity to remove asbestos that was used in the construction of the A/C system and framework of the building. Asbestos was not banned in France until 1997, five years after the opening of Disneyland Paris. The amount of asbestos in the building is not higher than the legally permissible level — so it has not been a significant danger to guests and Cast Members.