Disneyland is closing “It’s A Small World” in January for 10 months to deepen the flume and to replace the old fiberglass boats with new, more buoyant boats. Why? Because people have gotten so much larger in the last 40 years that the boats get stuck on the bottom. Usually around the Canadian Mounties and Scandinavian geese. Disney says it has nothing to do with the weight of the people on the ride, just time for a “face lift.”
I haven’t been to Disneyland in about 15 years and I must confess, I L O A T H E that ride. When I used to go with my sister and her kids in the late 80’s, I loved all the rides and seeing Tigger, etc. But when they wanted to go on IASW, I stayed far away and waited. That song. A friend works at Disney and if I called and he had to put me on hold, (They play Disney music on hold) I would hang up instantly if that song came on. The horror.
So maybe while the ride is closed, I could go back again.