The old adage “You learn something new everyday’ has become truth yet again. A lot of Disney fans are talking after a viral Tik Tok video featuring someone pretending to losing it when they find out that the puppet/dolls from “It’s a Small World” require haircuts because their hair “grows.”
Now the internet is processing the information after @Parkearl posted the following video:
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Let me start off by saying that we love “It’s a Small World” but the creep factor with that ride is a real thing for many people. I don’t know if it’s the “Uncanny Valley” effect, or the never ending song, but some people feel very uneasy on this ride.
The characters being ‘scary’ to so many people was even used in a Disney book series. In the “Kingdom Keepers” books the dolls came to life and attacked.
Many laugh it off as fiction, because of course it is, but the fact is people are creeped out and already feel like the dolls could be alive, so this video makes the whole thing more surreal.
‘It’s a Small World’ animatronics get haircuts?
Yes. It’s true.
The dolls routinely get hair cuts because their hair does indeed “grow.” However, it doesn’t grow in the way something alive does. There’s a simple explanation.
Some of the hair is made of yarns and the humidity causes them to stretch out and become misshapen. As such, the hair needs cut and sometimes replaced.
This fact doesn’t make it much less creepy for many people.
But it’s a fun video and I thought it was something a lot of people might not know. So I thought I would share it.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!
Source: @Parkearl on Tik Tok
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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