VIDEO: Walt Disney Classic Ride Suffers Disrepair

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Yet again, another Disney Park ride is suffering from disrepair, and this time the ride is a Walt Disney classic.

The Disney Parks — Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort — are known for being the perfect spots for that magical Disney vacation. But recently, these Theme Parks have been under fire for less savory news: ride breakdowns, bad Guest behavior, and of course, the controversial price rises.

Mickey and Friends, Disneyland Resort/Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

Mickey and Friends, Disneyland Resort/Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

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Now, a beloved Disney ride has called into disrepair, and this one has fans upset. Last month saw the “it’s a small world” at Walt Disney World Resort having its share of technical problems. Now, it seems Disneyland Resort is experiencing similar issues.

Disney fan and TikTok user @thedisneypixel visited Disneyland Park and shared a video from the Fantasyland attraction:


Disneyland Hula girls in “its a small world”. Update 7!!! Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 Hula girl 1: No new hire yet. How hard is it to hire a new dancer? Hula girl 2: New hire no longer “new”. In fact, she got let go for being too apprehensive. Hula girl 3: After getting yelled at by 4, #3 doesn’t care anymore and stopped trying. Hula girl 4: Hula girl of the year candidate. . . . . . #disney #waltdisney #disneyparks #disneyland #itsasmallworld #hulagirls #hulagirl #werkit #workit #newgirl #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #foryourpage

♬ original sound – TheDisneyPixel

In the video, we see two animatronic Hula dancers missing, one motionless and only one dancing as intended. Despite this, Disneyland Resort hasn’t announced plans to refurbish “it’s a small world” or repair any broken animatronics.

Fans in the comments were shocked at the sorry sight. @ScratchelRocks wrote, “there was just 4 of them last week when we visited!”

@TwinkleBTX added, “Dropping like flies!”

Fans were distraught at this development. Tiktok user @MsLotusDeb expressed, “What???? The hula girls are my favorite part.”

“it’s a small world,” Disneyland Resort/Disney Parks Blog

This joyful boat cruise started as a World’s Fair attraction before it found its home in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park, Walt Disney World Resorts Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Per the Disney website:

Board a whimsical boat ride for a song-filled journey around the globe—this cherubic chorus is pure joy!

Voyage along the Seven Seaways canal and behold a cast of almost 300 Audio-Animatronics dolls representing children from every corner of the globe as they sing the classic anthem to world peace—in their native languages.

Amid vibrant backdrops, you’ll travel through country after country, and by journey’s end, you’ll see that it really is a small world after all.

The ride debuted in 1966, but characters were added in 2009.

Guests can see Peter Pan and Tinker Bell in England, Cinderella in her native France, Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket in Italy, Aladdin and Jasmine in the Middle East, The Three Caballeros in Mexico, Ariel and Flounder under the sea, Lilo and Stitch in the South Pacific, and Woody, Bullseye and Jessie in the southwestern U.S.A.

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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