Theme Parks

Urban legends and myths about Disney theme parks, rides, and attractions.

The Disney theme parks remain the most tantalizing and alluring portions of Walt Disney's legacy. We've all wondered what mysterious and exciting new attractions are being dreamt up by the Imagineers, what ideas never made it past the drawing board, and what little secrets may be hidden in existing rides. Furtive rumors about the parks are plentiful: tales of hushed-up kidnappings and deaths, private clubs, and selective admissions abound. Although the truth usually turns out to be far less exciting than the rumors, many of these stories are as beloved by Disney fans as the parks themselves.

Green bullet A private club exists within New Orleans Square at Disneyland.

Red bullet A private club can be found near Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World.

Green bullet Several guests have been killed on Disneyland attractions.

Green bullet A cast member was killed on America Sings.

Green bullet A young girl died while riding Body Wars at EPCOT.

Red bullet No one is ever declared dead while on Disney property.

Green bullet Disneyland used to deny admission to long-haired male guests.

Green bullet Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was denied permission to visit Disneyland in 1959.

Red bullet The actual plane from the film Casablanca is part of The Great Movie Ride at Disney-MGM Studios.

Red bullet The newly opened Haunted Mansion closed after a guest suffered a fright-induced heart attack.

Red bullet Walt Disney's face appears on one of the singing busts in the Haunted Mansion's graveyard.

Red bullet The horse-drawn hearse in front of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion is the actual hearse used to carry Brigham Young's body.

Red bullet Children have been abducted from Disney parks by kidnappers.*

Green bullet Matterhorn mountain at Disneyland houses a basketball court.

Red bullet Disneyland's Skyway was permanently closed because a guest fell from one of the cabins.

Green bullet Women bare their breasts for the camera on Splash Mountain.

White bullet Costumed cast members molest Disneyland guests.

Multi-colored bullet Shouting "Andy's coming!" to Toy Story characters at Disney theme parks will cause them to stop and drop.

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