Today is the last day It's a Small World in its non-holiday form will be open until early 2009.
Starting tomorrow, the attraction will be closed October 22 - November 8 to dress up for the holidays, and once its holiday run is over (actually sometime late January), Small World will embark on a massive 9-month refurbishment to replace the trough and the boats, as well as spruce up the props and dolls (most of which will be removed for cleaning), repaint the exterior facade, give the entrance a brand new sign, and redo the postcard "hello" and "good-bye" rooms.
Once that grandiose refurbishment reaches completion, assuming all goes according to schedule, it will be just in time for the 2008 holiday season and It's a Small World Holiday. Which brings us to 2009.
Farewell hello and good-bye rooms. You served your purpose, but there's so much more potential.
May the rollicking song continue to roll through our heads throughout 2008.