Video: ‘Small World’ Animatronic Spotted Missing Head

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Walt Disney World attractions are often very elaborate presentations that feature hundreds of moving parts, and inside classic attractions like “it’s a small world,” it is a common experience to see at least a few of those moving pieces not operating properly. The most common example would be the one animatronic out of the set refusing to move in sync with the others.

It's A Small World Entering The Small World

Credit: Disney

But what about when one of those animatronics loses its head–literally?

Yes, at least two Walt Disney World Guests were riding “it’s a small world” when they noticed that one of the animatronics in India was completely missing her head. They posted a video of the scene to TikTok, which you can see below:


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♬ original sound – Disney Dude & Dudette

It is unclear at this time why or how this poor little dancer lost her head, and Disney Cast Member elected to keep the rest of her in the ride instead of removing her completely until she was all put back together.

We at Disney Fanatic have posted previously about issues with this classic attraction at Disney World and Disneyland, from other less shocking animatronic malfunctions to Guests acting out. But we also recently reported that the variant at Disneyland Paris Resort was one more step closer to reopening after its long refurbishment closure.

Disney World describes “it’s a small world” on its website, in part, as the following:

it's a small world

“it’s a small world” Credit: Disney

Related: Closing Date for “it’s a small world” Is Announced

“The Happiest Cruise That Ever Sailed”

Sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a delightful musical boat tour. Cruise along the Seven Seaways Waterway on a gentle 10-minute journey through all 7 continents. Pass through vivid, fantastical scenes representing the iconic sights and sounds of dozens of nations.

Behold a cast of dancing darlings from nearly every corner of the globe and watch as the Audio-Animatronics figures achieve universal harmony as they sing one song in many languages.

By journey’s end, Walt Disney’s simple message is clear: it truly is a small world after all!

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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