9 special numbers to remember about “it’s a small world” Holiday edition at Disneyland

One of the special attractions during the holidays at Disneyland is transforming the “it’s a small world” ride for the holidays.

The children of the world in the ride are dressed in seasonal costumes and sing a mix of holiday songs along with the class “it’s a small world” theme as guests take a leisurely boat ride.

Not only is the inside transformed, but the exterior is plastered with lights and 3D-projection technology from Nov. 10 to Jan. 7, 2018.

The amount of work to make the change is stunning. Here’s a look at nine big numbers and facts you might not know about the special attraction.


350,000: Miniature-lights are on the trees, hedges and animal topiaries surrounding the “it’s a small world” Holiday attraction.

50,000: Lights on the facade of ‘”it’s a small world” Holiday.

150:  Giant candles decorate the Christmas Tree in the European scene.

35: Days it takes to install all the lights and changes to the attractions facade.

18: Days it takes to decorate the holiday attraction’s interior.

15: Every 15 minutes on the quarter hour  after dark ,the clock at the front of the attraction is  transformed into an enormous clockwork mechanism with advanced 3D- projection technology. The gears and springs pull back to reveal a world of holiday wonders hidden behind the clock.

14: Feet high is the snowman in the attractions finale.  The snowman holds an “icicle” sign that spells out “Happy Holidays”

10: Different scenes you float past through on the attraction.

2: Special smells inside the attraction. Fresh pine from a glistening winter forest and peppermint from candy canes in the European scene.