RUMOR: Disney Characters to Be Added to Magic Kingdom’s ‘It’s a Small World’

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(Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney)

Okay this is a rumor as nothing as been confirmed by Disney (But D23 is coming up quick!)

WDWNT posted that It’s a Small World at Walt Disney World could be getting a lot of additions for the 50th Anniversary of the park in 2021.

With Walt Disney World closing in on its 50th anniversary in 2021, many classic Magic Kingdom attractions are set to go through some changes and refurbishments before the big celebration kicks off. The long-rumored addition of Disney film characters to “it’s a small world” will apparently come to fruition just ahead of the golden anniversary festivities, according to internal sources.

I’m sure Disney is going to update and change some of it’s attractions before the 50th anniversary. I could see them doing this, although I’m not sure I want it changed. The one in Disneyland has the characters and they are cute, but I really just love the Magic Kingdom version as is.

Tokyo Disneyland has added the characters and WDWNT say it’s very similar to the Magic Kingdom in layout overall, so maybe it will be cute?

The Tokyo Disneyland refurbishment also brought about beautiful bright lighting, an improved audio system, and a generally refreshed attraction. If you’ve been on the Magic Kingdom version recently, the dimly-lit, aging attraction certainly looks to be in need of that very same treatment. Let’s hope it is in the budget.

If this rumor is true, we can expect the attraction to close for a short time to be updated. Honestly, I expect a few attractions to close for updates next year.

What I really wish they could do is add some kind of facade like they have in Disneyland or Tokyo Disneyland. I’m sure that is really wishful thinking, but I would LOVE to have even a small version added!

(Photo Credit: Tokyo Disney)

We should be getting more information from D23 about possible plans for the 50th anniversary. I am really excited to hear more about that.

What do you think? Do you think it’s true? Do you like the idea? Not like it? Comment and let us know!

Source: WDWNT

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