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Iconic Disney Attraction to Close For Nearly 3 Weeks

If you are only familiar with things that happen at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, then you may not know about what happens at Disneyland during the holiday season. Attractions at Walt Disney World tend to stay the same all year — with this year’s exception being Cosmic Rewind getting a holiday track. However, at Disneyland Resort, certain attractions receive holiday overlays, so Guests experience something different!

Mater's Graveyard Jambooree

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During Halloween, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure becomes Mater’s Graveyard Jam-BOO-ree and Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters gets a spooky soundtrack. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! in Avengers Campus changes at 3 p.m. daily and comes Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark. One of Disney’s most popular attractions, The Haunted Mansion, gets a massive overlay, becoming Haunted Mansion Holiday for Halloween and Christmas.

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Halloween is not the only time a ride gets a makeover. One of the most popular ride overlays occurs during the Christmas season and involves another popular attraction — “it’s a small world”. Every year, Disney shuts the ride down for several weeks and, when it reopens, it has become “it’s a small world” Holiday.

Disneyland’s Halloween season has only just started, but we are now learning that they are already prepping for the “it’s a small world” closure and overlay. According to the Disneyland Resort website, “it’s a small world” will close on October 24 and will not reopen until November 11 — the day that holiday celebrations begin at Disneyland.

“it’s a small world” will be closed for refurbishment from October 24, to November 10, 2022, and will reopen on November 11, 2022, as “it’s a small world” Holiday during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.

"it's a small world"

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Here’s more on “it’s a small world” Holiday — the merriest cruise that ever sailed.

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.

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It should be noted that, during the Believe! In Holiday Magic Fireworks, it is possible that “it’s a small world” Holiday may be closed. The ride’s operation will be determined by the wind conditions during the fireworks show.

This year, the holiday season at Disneyland Resort will run from November 11, 2022, through January 8, 2023.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!