The Associated Press has a small story and a 2 minute video (click on the little icon to the left of the story) that reveals many of the new character figures that have been added to Disneyland’s classic “it’s a small world” attraction in an effort to make it more relevant for today’s audiences.

I’m still against the idea, and this video does nothing to assuage my fears, but go check it out and draw your own conclusions. Is the attraction still purely a message of “a child’s hope for world peace” or does it now include a marketing for Disney’s animated films?

Also this video does not show the new ‘America’ scene that replaced the rainforest section of the attraction. Hopefully video of that will be forthcoming as Annual Passholders get their preview.