It’s a Small World at Disneyland Paris has now closed for a major refurbishment which is expected to last up to 12 months. The attraction is undergoing a complete renovation including the attraction controls, animatronic dolls, facades, ride scenes and lighting.
“Its a Small Word” Refurbishment Details
It’s only been 5 years since the attraction was given a fresh coat of paint, however, the new refurbishment will completely overhaul the attraction. The ride scenes we will see the lighting and hydraulic systems being updated and over half of the dolls being replaced. In addition to this some wooden elements will be replaced with composite materials and other backstage areas will receive ceiling, flooring and electricity updates including new underwater booster jets.
With so much of the show being replaced, and over half of the dolls being replaced, only time will tell if Disneyland Paris will be the next park to see Disney characters being introduced to this popular attraction.
Improve Cast Member Conditions
The final part of the refurbishment will improve the working conditions for the Cast Members with a lager control tower and brand new show control systems. The air conditioning and heating system will be refurbished with some parts being replaced with energy-efficient materials.
Removal of Asbestos in the Attraction
Disneyland Paris is also taking this opportunity to remove asbestos from the attraction. The attraction was opened in 1992, 5 years before the substance was banned. However, it’s important to remember that the level of asbestos in the building is not higher than the legally admissible level. Therefore there’s not been any significant danger to Cast Members or guests.
Other changes around the Attraction
According to multiple sources the area around the attraction will also be updated with a new redesigned queue area with the guardrails being brought in line with new safety standards. We’ve also heard rumours that this will allow for new raised spaces along the parade route.
In summary, this is one of the biggest attraction refurbishments the park has completed, and it’s expected to be closed for the next 12 months. We’ll continue to keep you updated with the progress and any further news that’s released.