Disney arranged to have himself frozen in cryonic chamber full of liquid nitrogen upon his death, and he now awaits the day when medical technology makes his re-animation possible.
Origins: When the "frozen Disney" rumor was started, and by whom, is unknown. The privacy Disney maintained concerning his personal life extended to his death, and the lack of details available about his funeral and burial arrangements — combined with his reputation as a technological innovator — has helped foster the story of Disney's cryonic suspension ever since.
History of 'frozen Disney' rumor
Location of Walt Disney's burial site
Walt Disney's burial marker
Walt Disney's death certificate
Walt Disney's will
Last updated: 24 August 2007
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