Walt Disney's Ghost and Death and Is Disneyland Haunted?
Several ghosts are said to reside in Disneyland. Find out about these spirits along with a very interesting claim about Walt Disney's body.
Even though the percentage of deaths in Disneyland is quite low, there are still those who seem to have stayed on in the Happiest Place on Earth after their deaths.
Curious? Read on to find out more!
Walt Disney image by NASA and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by AlMare.
Several locations in Disneyland are said to be home to ghosts. There's a female who is affectionately known as "Disco Debbie" in Space Mountain, a little boy in The Haunted Mansion and Dolly, who was killed on the Matterhorn Bobsleds.
Other haunted locations include Tom Sawyer's Island, The Christmas Shop and the stockroom of Star Trader, to name but a few.However, there is one ghost said to haunt Disneyland who is very famous and that spirit is Walt Disney himself!
Disneyland entrance image by WriterJanis.
Ghost of Walt Disney
There are two main locations where the ghost of Walt Disney is said to be seen. The first is in his apartment that is located above the Main Street Firehouse. From here, Walt would work or spend time with his family.
At one point it even had a fire pole where one could slide down. The apartment is still there today and a light is always on in memory of Walt Disney. However, don't get your hopes up of visiting there. It isn't open to the public.
Main Street USA image by deror_avi at Wikimedia Commons.
Hauntings in Disneyland
The other place the ghost of Walt is seen at is the former Disney Gallery located above the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Originally, this was going to be a suite for Walt. However, he passed away before it's completion.
For many years it served as a showcase for Disney artists and imagineers. After closing, it was turned into The Dream Suite in honor of The Year of a Million Dreams.
Disney Gallery image by deror_avi at Wikimedia Commons.
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Disneyland Haunted Rides
A family favorite ride in Disneyland is It's a Small World. Originally created for the 1964 World's Fair, this delightful ride which features the catchy tune "It's a Small World After All," is also said to be haunted.
There are reports of lights turning themselves on and off by themselves and animatronics moving on their own after the ride has been shut down. Sounds pretty creepy to me.
Small World ride image by WriterJanis
Walt Disney Frozen
On December 15, 1966, Walt Disney passed away due to complications from lung cancer. His body was cremated and only a small funeral was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California
.Interestingly enough, a rumor has been going around for years which tells a different story. The rumor states that Walt Disney's body was cryogenically frozen and is currently being stored somewhere underground in Disneyland.
The most common belief is that he is somewhere under the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, awaiting the time a cure can be found and his body can be resurrected. Could this be the reason Walt Disney haunts Disneyland? Is he waiting for the day to come back to life?
As much as Disney fans may want to believe this, it appears to be nothing more than an urban legend. According to Snopes, this claim is false. What do you think?
Pirates of the Caribbean picture by Jonnyboyca and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
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Disney Ghost Stories
The Matterhorn Bobsleds, home to the Abominable Snowman, is yet another haunted location in Disneyland. It's reportedly haunted by the ghost of a woman named Dolly.
Matterhorn image by SolarSurfer and downloaded to Wikimedia Commons.
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