The most charming attraction at the Happiest Place on Earth is back with its seasonal yuletide cheer with Disneyland welcoming back the “it’s a small world” Holiday attraction.

The yearly overlay features the attraction’s children of the world donning seasonal costumes as they the holiday classic carols “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls” intermixed with the cheery “It’s a Small World (After All)” theme that was written by the legendary Sherman Brothers. If you listen carefully, the mermaids sing “Jingle Shells.

In total, five scents can be experienced in the attraction. In Asia, guests enjoy the fragrance of cherry blossoms. South America adds a classic cinnamon scent, and the South Seas bring tropical flair with the smell of coconut. The essence of fresh pine and peppermint candy fill the air in the European scenes.

On the attraction’s exterior more than 400,000 lights illuminate the building and it’s surrounding topiaries and plants. Every quarter hour, a special projection show takes place on the facade culminating with a memorable finale featuring music from “The Nutcracker.”


Full POV on-ride video of “it’s a small world” Holiday filmed November 11, 2023.


Take a closer look at the beautiful “it’s a small world” Holiday.


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See it for Yourself

Disney Holidays take place at the Disneyland Resort from November 10, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

MORE INFO: Check out all of our coverage for Disney Holidays

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