Fan-Favorite Disney Park Attraction Closes Soon

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The official announcement of the closure of an iconic Disney Park attraction in January 2023 has been put out by Disney.

The Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are two of the best places in the world for Guests to enjoy a Disney vacation. Each Disney Resort has Theme Parks that are beloved by fans—like, Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure in Disneyland.


Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Resort/Disney

One of the best times to visit Disneyland Resort is during the holiday time. The holiday season has some of the best seasonal overlays, amazing food, and wonderful shows on offer for Guests to enjoy. One of the most iconic seasonal overlays at Disneyland Resort is “it’s a small world” Holiday, where the beloved attraction is decked out with 50,000 lights illuminating its iconic facade and an additional 350,000 mini-lights light up the trees, hedges, and animal topiaries surrounding the attraction.

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“It’s a small world” Holiday/Disney

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“it’s a small world” Holiday is a favorite for countless fans, but the attraction cannot keep its holiday overlay forever. To make this change,  Disneyland officially announced the temporary closure of the attraction in January 2023, as the holiday celebrations end in the California Theme Park.

The official Disneyland Resort website states, “Starting January 9, 2023, “it’s a small world” Holiday will close for refurbishment before reopening as “it’s a small world.” Please check back for updates.”

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Partners Statue, Disneyland Resort/Disney Parks Blog

More from Disney about the “it’s a small world” Holiday experience:

An Exuberant Holiday Experience

Set sail along a wondrous wintry waterway transformed with whimsical décor. Behold jubilant regional adornments all along your world tour of good cheer. Listen as the costumed chorus of children sings the classic “It’s a Small World (After All)” song and traditional holiday tunes.

The enchantment begins as you approach the iconic façade, which is adorned with thousands of shimmering lights for the season.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on all Disney news as it comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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