After our quick visit to Disney's California Adventure this afternoon, we moved over to Disneyland.
As always, the flowers at Town Square were gorgeous!
More beautiful flowers on Main Street, hinting that spring is just a month away:
It's a Small World recently reopened after renovations which took most of 2008. The refurbished ride included controversial changes, the insertion of Disney characters, created in the style of Small World artist Mary Blair, in appropriate lands.
Alice in Wonderland, for example, is in England:
The Three Caballeros in Mexico:
Ariel and Flounder:
Lilo and Stitch in Hawaii:
I do think they could have done a better job with the design of the new "America" room:
Our overall verdict? We rather liked it and thought the Disney characters were appropriate, especially as they were designed to match Mary Blair's style.
However, I didn't particularly care for the new soundtrack, which includes adult choral vocals at one point in the arrangement, backing up the traditional children's chorus singing "It's a Small World." The inclusion of adult voices is very out of place in the ride, and I believe they should re-think it.