Sections of Popular Disney Ride Have Been Removed Due to Safety Concerns

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Weather is a constant concern when visiting any Disney Park. It impacts shows and rides each and every day (especially at Walt Disney World), so it’s always smart to consider checking what mother nature has in store before kicking off your magical day in the Park! Weather can impact a lot of things at Disney, including what you should wear, what you can see, and what you can ride.

As you plan your visit, we recommend that you keep a few things in mind. Firstly, it’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast, as it can significantly affect your experience. For instance, rain is a common occurrence at Walt Disney World, but don’t let that dampen your spirits. Instead, embrace the opportunity to enjoy some of those famous Disney rides without the crowds and experience shorter wait times.

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However, you should also understand that the weather can be unpredictable at times, which may adversely affect your experience. Please rest assured that your safety is always Disney’s top priority. Keeping that in mind, certain experiences around Disney Parks may change depending on the weather. For instance, we’ve all endured canceled fireworks or Disney ride closures if the weather, such as lightning, could pose a risk.

Guests to Disneyland Paris got a taste of Walt Disney World weather earlier today when intense wind storms rolled through the area. The entertainment Resort in Chessy, France, found itself utilizing Cast Members to quickly remove parts of a popular ride’s facade as wind picked up due to stormy weather.

A Twitter post by user Cave of Wonders shows Cast Members removing decorative pieces from lanterns surrounding the it’s a small world ride. Behind them, trees sway in the gusty weather as storms proceed through the area. Disney removed the structures due to safety concerns as in high wind, they could obviously become dangerous projectiles that pose a serious threat to visiting Guests.

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it’s a small world recently reopened at Disneyland Paris in May of 2023 after closure for extensive refurbishment. You may not be familiar with Disneyland Paris’ version of it’s a small world, but if you’ve visited Disneyland or Walt Disney World, you’ve most likely experienced the Disney ride that has Guests board a boat and float through the room after room of brightly colored dolls and props dancing to the catchy tune written by the famous Sherman brothers.

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It’s a must-do attraction for some Guests, while others absolutely hate it, given that the Disney ride’s song tends to end up stuck in your head throughout the rest of your Disney vacation. The ride officially opened at Disneyland Paris in 1992, but has been a mainstay attraction since its incorporation after a stent at the 1964 World’s Fair.

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Outside of a catchy song, and animatronic singing children from all over the world, Guests at Disney Parks enjoy the brightly colored facade of the ride. It’s a perfect place for photos! Famously designed by Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump, it’s a small world’s internal design was the brainchild of fellow Disney legend Mary Blair. In fact, her design for the beloved Disney ride is what inspired Crump to create the facade. Since it’s opening at Disneyland, followed by Disney World, and then Disneyland Paris, the Disney ride has become iconic in its design and, what some perceive to be, it isn’t very pleasant content.


About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!