In the City of Light, visitors can discover just how small the world is at an enchanting exhibit in the 13th arrondissement. The exhibit is called ‘It’s a Small World’ and it takes place at an exhibition space called the Docks. This space houses the Cité de la Mode et du Design, a Parisian museum dedicated to fashion and design.
The ‘It’s a Small World’ event is happening over one weekend, from April 5 until April 6, 2014. It has been organized in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disneyland Paris. The major European attraction park is definitely worth the commute for visitors who want to feel like kids again. For those who want to simply get a taste of Disneyland closer to the city center, the weekend event at the Docks offers the perfect occasion to do so.
The ‘It’s a Small World’ exhibit features the famous dolls from the eponymous Disneyland attraction. The dolls wear costumes that tell a tale about their origin and culture. However, at the Docks, the dolls will not sport the same outfits that are seen on the Disneyland ride. Instead, a number of artists and creators were asked to create whole new outfits for the dolls. In this way, some of the biggest names in fashion — from Nina Ricci and Lolita Lempicka to Colette and Julien David — have contributed their creativity to an exhibition that is enjoyable for both children and adults.
Guests staying at Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can visit the Docks, located at 34 Quai d’Austerlitz, by taking line 5, 10 or 6 of the metro and getting off at Gare d’Austerlitz (lines 5 and 10) or the Quai de la Gare (line 6). Even those who miss the exhibit at the Docks can see the dressed up dolls at Disneyland starting April 10. They will stay at Disneyland Paris for three months, displayed in the windows of Main Street, U.S.A. After that, the dolls will be donated to UNICEF France.