Disney Ride Unexpected Shuts Down Due to Passenger Weight

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Should Disneyland Resort watch where Guests are placed on attractions because of weight?

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are home to some of the most popular attractions in America, including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland Park, Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, just to name a few.

concept art for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disneyland Resort's Toontown
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Disneyland is known for being “the happiest place on earth” and is a popular tourist location for Guests to visit from all over the world. Disneyland has two theme parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Each Disney Park is filled with attractions for all ages and sizes.

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While Disneyland sees thousands of Guests daily, during the holiday season Disneyland sees even more than normal.

Monkey animatronics take over a white boat on the Jungle Cruise.
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Holiday crowds mean longer lines and more Disney Park Guests on rides. One TikTok shows “it’s a small world” not being able to move due to the weight of passengers and amount of passengers on board. The Cast Members try to rearrange and shift the weight in the boat, but it still does not work. This, ultimately, causes the wait for “it’s a small world” to be outside of the queue.


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♬ It’s A Small World – Little Apple Band

“it’s a small world” is described like this:

“Voyage along the Seven Seaways canal and behold a cast of almost 300 Audio-Animatronics dolls representing children from every corner of the globe as they sing the classic anthem to world peace—in their native languages.

Amid vibrant backdrops, you’ll travel through country after country, and by journey’s end, Guests see that it really is a small world after all.”

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Some Disneyland attractions change for the holiday, including “it’s a small world” which transforms into “it’s a small world” Holiday. Beginning January 9, 2023, “it’s a small world” will be closed for refurbishment and will reopen on January 20, 2023.

What do you think of “it’s a small world” issues during holiday crowds? Let us know in the comments. 

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