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3 Disney Park Rumors - True or False

FoxTheNerd

New Member
Original Poster
#1
So, Disney parks, some of the most popular in the world, have had there fair share of rumors, but which ones are false? Well, I thought I could do some research, so let's find out! (Note: Some of these rumors may put scary images in your head, but I won't actually show you these pictures.)

UNDERGROUND TUNNLES - TRUE
I believe most people have agreed this is true, but I might as well go over why. Disney has these underground tunnels to get cast members and character from one place to another. For example, imagine Buzz Lightyear, trying to make his way to Tommorowland, but having to walk through Adventure Land to get there. Yeah, not only would that be out of place, but people would want all the autographs they could get. The underground tunnels solve this problem. Ask a cast member, and they'll tell you it's true. Also, I know someone who's sister worked at Disney, and that someone has confirmed they are real. See, ask someone, and they'll tell you it's real. Point made.

HAUNTED HEART ATTACK - FALSE
Basically, rumor has it that The Haunted Mansion was originally much scarier, but was toned down after a man had a seizure on it. With some simple research, you'll figure out that this is false. The Haunted Mansion has actually not changed much sense it debuted.

HANGING AROUND IN IT'S A SMALL WORLD - PROBABLY FALSE
Once upon a time, a family was riding it's a small world. It was pretty normal, until the ride shut down and cast members escorted them out. As the family exited, they saw a child hanging from the ceiling. Or, so they claim. I'll lay it out for you and simply say that it's a bunch of crap. Let's look at the many ways this is impossible.

1. This child looks very young, and I doubt they could scale the walls like some sort of Olympian.
2. You would have to get past a lot of security. I mean, think about it. This family claims that this happened during park hours, but during park hours, staff are always watching through cameras.
3. How could you even scale the walls? Seriously, I can't see a little child climbing this.

Mind you, the ceiling's pretty high, too.
 

lazyboy97o

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#2
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Tunnels under the whole park is only a feature of the Magic Kingdom. There are tunnels limits to smaller areas at other parks (ie. Future World East, Tomorrowland at Disneyland), but the whole park system is unique to Magic Kingdom.
 

raven

Well-Known Member
#3
Tunnels under the whole park is only a feature of the Magic Kingdom. There are tunnels limits to smaller areas at other parks (ie. Future World East, Tomorrowland at Disneyland), but the whole park system is unique to Magic Kingdom.
Actually Future World "central" at Epcot. It's basically to service the restaurants and MouseGear but is in a giant horseshoe shape under the entire Communicore buildings. The Land also has a smaller tunnel from the east of the backstage area, under the Garden Grill and comes out via a stairwell in the backstage area near the Behind the Seeds desk. This tunnel is for food deliveries to be able to get up inside the restaurant since the boat ride goes completely around it.
 
#6
You may say that the Haunted Mansion hasn't changed since it's debut, but i disagree
R.I.P. Hatbox Ghost
(Hey at least he's in disneyland. and i don't live a crap near disneyland.)
 

Otterhead

Well-Known Member
#7
Also, I know someone who's sister worked at Disney, and that someone has confirmed they are real.
Any guest who wants to take a tour of the Magic Kingdom can go down into the Utilidors and explore them; it's not just a tunnel system, it's where all of the employee services are -- cafeterias, salons, break rooms, etc, right underneath the streets. Just went down there last week :) The tunnel at Epcot is just a tunnel, however, very basic.
 

Master Yoda

Pro Star Wars geek.
Premium Member
#8
Any guest who wants to take a tour of the Magic Kingdom can go down into the Utilidors and explore them; it's not just a tunnel system, it's where all of the employee services are -- cafeterias, salons, break rooms, etc, right underneath the streets. Just went down there last week :) The tunnel at Epcot is just a tunnel, however, very basic.
They also aren't really tunnels from a technical sense. The Utilidoors are the first floor of the Magic Kingdom. The guest areas are on the second floor.
 
#10
The Pirates of the Carribean is haunted. My daughter just did a stint in the College Program and one of her roomies was an operator there. She said she heard some pretty creepy noises when they would close the ride late at night and everything was shut down. Rumor is that George was a construction worker who worked on the initial ride who fell from the ceiling to his death. They say that he sometimes manifests himself in the bird in the last treasure room scene. When the power is off, the bird has been seen moving. If you say his name three times while going through the battleship scene something will happen. That's where he died.
 

DisneyExpert

Well-Known Member
#11
The Pirates of the Carribean is haunted. My daughter just did a stint in the College Program and one of her roomies was an operator there. She said she heard some pretty creepy noises when they would close the ride late at night and everything was shut down. Rumor is that George was a construction worker who worked on the initial ride who fell from the ceiling to his death. They say that he sometimes manifests himself in the bird in the last treasure room scene. When the power is off, the bird has been seen moving. If you say his name three times while going through the battleship scene something will happen. That's where he died.
The story behind it is an urban legend (there is no record of any contruction worker dying during the construction of Pirates, especially from a fall), but the Pirates Cast says 'good morning' to George every day. It's a tradition at this point.
 

BoarderPhreak

Well-Known Member
#12
While it's true that people have tried to spread a loved one's ashes in the MK (especially HM), there's nobody, err, there. When caught, the ride is shut down and cleaned.

Moral of the story - unless you want your loved one to spend eternity in a landfill - don't do it. ;)
 

Mainahman

Well-Known Member
#13
While it's true that people have tried to spread a loved one's ashes in the MK (especially HM), there's nobody, err, there. When caught, the ride is shut down and cleaned.

Moral of the story - unless you want your loved one to spend eternity in a landfill - don't do it. ;)
Or your favorite attraction to be down for a while
 
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