Tuesday, November 15, 2016

6 fun facts about the it's a small world Holiday edition at Disneyland

The “it’s a small world” Holiday edition at Disneyland is celebrating its 20th season.

Each year nearly three dozen Disneyland cast members take 35 days to install the façade of the special holiday edition and nearly 18 days to decorate the interior.

This year there will be at least a half a dozen “Hidden 20s” in the attraction.

Here are six fun facts about the attraction:

1. 50,000 lights are placed on the façade of “it’s a small world” Holiday.

2. 350,000 mini-lights in the trees, hedges and animal topiaries surround the attraction in Fantasyland

3. After dark, the smiling clock at the front of “it’s a small world,” decked out in a Santa hat, reveals a sparkling projection show. On every quarter hour, the brightly light façade of the attraction is transformed into an enormous clockwork mechanism with advanced 3D-projection technology presented by Siemens.

4. Special effects inside the attraction include scents of fresh pine from a glistening winter forest and peppermint from tantalizing candy canes in the European scenes.

5. Nearly 150 giant candles decorate the Christmas Tree in the European scene.

6. A 14-foot snowman made of glimmering crystal snowflakes that shine with thousands of luminous lights is in the finale. The snowman joined this festive attraction in 2011.
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