Disney fan horrified to learn hair on Small World dolls ‘grows’ and has to be cut

News

It’s a Small World (After All) is one of the most beloved rides at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and despite being open at the theme park since 1971 a number of people are still learning new things about it today.

For instance, a number of people recently discovered something surprising about the dolls featured on the ride.

A TikTok user named @parkearl uploaded a video to the social media platform, sharing the knowledge that the animatronic dolls require a yearly hair cut.

The clip baffled many people as they couldn’t wrap their minds around how the dolls’ hair could possibly grow – after all, they’re just dolls?

It turns out that the hair is made of yarn, which stretches over time due to the humidity – meaning it has to be cut back into shape.

This fact creeped out the woman who posted the video, as well as those who watched it.

More than 650,000 people have watched her clip, with it garnering over 93,000 likes and more than 590 comments.

One concerned user wrote: “WHY DOES THEIR HAIR GROW?!?”

Another said: “I didn’t need to know this.”

A third asked: “Why did you do this to me?”

“They… they THEY WHAT,” commented someone else.

A different user added: “I could have gone my whole life without knowing this and I would’ve been fine.”

According to the Walt Disney World website, It’s a Small World was created for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair.

A post on the site reads: “Personally overseen by Walt Disney in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the attraction was a huge hit. After two seasons there, it was shipped to Disneyland park, where it opened on May 28, 1966.

“In 1971, It’s a Small World was recreated to become one of the Opening Day attractions at Walt Disney World Resort.

“Due to its immense popularity, the attraction has been replicated at many Disney theme parks around the world and is considered a Walt Disney masterpiece.”