STRANGE BUT TRUE
DISNEY theme parks have ranked among the world’s most popular vacation spots for decades. But for some guests, the resorts are a much more, ahem, permanent place of rest.
Employees at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, tell The Wall Street Journal that the parks have become a favorite spot for visitors to scatter the cremated ashes of their loved ones.
A Disney spokeswoman said such scattering of ashes on company property was “strictly prohibited and unlawful,” adding that guests attempting to do so with the remains of family members or friends “will be escorted off property.”
But that hasn’t stopped some guests from going to great lengths like smuggling ashes into the parks via prescription pill bottles and make-up compacts to ensure their loved ones can spend eternity at the Happiest Places on Earth, according to the report.
Employees told the Journal that it happens about once a month