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‘it’s a small world’ Holiday Overlay is a ‘Sensory Overload’

The holidays are a-coming, and Disney is putting together their celebratory decor; they also shared a sneak peek for fans to enjoy.

The Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort are magical places to visit during the holidays. Whether it’s the Halloween season, with all the spooktacular decor and parades, or the Christmas season with the Very Merry Christmas Party and more, Disney Guests love frequenting the Disney Resorts and their Parks: Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

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Over at Disneyland Resort, one attraction that is highly anticipated every year is “it’s a small world.” The attraction is always beautifully decorated with stunning lights and several holiday-inspired touches. While it closes for a few weeks in preparation for the Christmas overly preparation, Disney recently shared a behind-the-scenes view into what goes into making it the wonderful Disney holiday experience it is.

ABC7 shared a little overview of what fans can expect from this year’s festive decor.

We got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the transformation inside the parks. Joe Peters, the park’s senior technical director, has worked at the park for 39 years and says the holiday celebrations at Disneyland are “radically different” than they used to be.

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Per Peters, it takes about seven to eight weeks to transform the attraction, including large pieces that weigh thousands of pounds to smaller pieces and “Easter eggs” and small details that are still very appreciated by die-hard fans.

The Festival of Holidays at the Southern California Disney Resort will certainly bring an enchanting experience for those visiting Disney California Adventure Park during the holiday season.

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Disneyland Resort/Disney

Here’s what Disneyland Resort has to share about the holiday overlay for this attraction,

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 keep readers updates on all Disney news as it comes to light.

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