Weeks ago, we reported that one of Disney’s most divisive attractions would soon require payment for Guests to experience it. Now, that day has finally come.
When it comes to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, it’s no secret that some rides are more quintessential than others.
Both Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park are home to the most iconic attractions, such as the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and most controversially, “it’s a small world.”
Although it’s not for everyone, “it’s a small world” is easily one of Walt Disney’s most iconic creations. Its overly happy and wholesome subject material and overly catchy song make it one of Disney’s most divisive creations as well.
In short, Guests either love it or hate it!
It’s so iconic that it’s been replicated in Disney Parks around the globe: Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. However, Disneyland Paris’s version closed for refurbishment in November of 2021, and did not open until May 5, 2023.
Today, on May 10, Disneyland Paris’s “it’s a small world” attraction welcomes Disney Premier, a paid service similar to Genie+ Lightning Lane services.
As a result of such a lengthy refurbishment, and on such a quintessential Disney attraction, it wouldn’t surprise us to hear that Guests now have to pay for Disneyland Paris’s Disney Premier service in order to experience this ride due to longer lines than usual.
Although “it’s a small world” isn’t everyone’s favorite ride, we have no doubt that many Guests are happily paying to experience it. For more information regarding Disneyland Paris’s Disney Premier service, check out the official website.