STRANGE BUT TRUE

Central Telegraph - - NEWS -

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

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