Disneyland. The happiest place on Earth.

Until you hear the insane stories of what you don't see behind the scenes at the park.

Intern Jordy and her family grew up in California, not far from Disneyland. They would visit the park together on the regular, so much so that it because her family's "thing." When Jordy's grandfather passed, her mom decided the best way to honor him was to spread his ashes on the Haunted Mansion ride.

Seriously. It's a thing.

This got us talking about all the crazy stuff happening at theme parks that we don't normally get wind of. We found a Reddit thread with some of the craziest stories you'll ever hear. Here's just a few:

 

Cinderella's Castle:

I was working in the kitchen at Cinderella's castle when this family of 4 came in for their dinner. About half way through the dinner the husband politely stands up and taps his glass for attention. He announced that his wife of 15 years has been cheating in him for over a year. The entire place stood still in shock. He motioned for his kids paid the waitress and left the wife crying at the table.

 

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular:

I worked at the front desk of one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels, a lady, followed by another lady with like an 11 year old kid, walks up and asks if there is a place that people leave messages for their family if they are separated. I said, "not really" and inquired more into the situation, apparently the first lady was helping the other lady, who didn't speak good English, and her kid. The lady and her kid were in line for Indiana Jones when the father said he was going to the restroom, but never returned. They later went to the car, and the car was gone. They were hoping he left a message for them somewhere. Me and the lady while talking realized he left them, probably for good. The father was probably thinking, at least he left them at Disneyland. I spoke to my manager later about it, and apparently this happens ever so often, a father decides to leave his family, and thinks if it's at Disneyland it softens the blow. Ruins Disneyland for the Family if you ask me.

 

Animal Kingdom:

I worked a ride in Animal Kingdom a long time ago. Saw a 8-10 foot long snake emerge from an area with lots of plants and bushes. It slowly works it's way through a line of about 200 people. Weaving it's way through people's legs, strollers, bags, etc...then it just casually slips back into another wooded area.

No one noticed!

 

There's many more stories at the Reddit link. Be warned: The vast majority of stories involve some kind of human fluids. It's as gross as it sounds.

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