The excitement of Disney parks leads guests to sing, dance, and even cry tears of joy. However, one guest was caught doing something a little stranger in the Disney parks.
People travel from all over the world to experience the magic of the Disney parks. The company has only grown since Walt Disney’s original dream at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. In 1971, the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, opened its first park: the Magic Kingdom. EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney California Adventure Park round out the U.S. Disney parks.
As the Walt Disney Company set its sights on growth, it looked internationally, creating more Disney parks. These parks include Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Hong Kong Disneyland, and the company’s newest park, Shanghai Disneyland. Disney’s parks and experiences now stretch across the globe, bringing magic to guests worldwide.
Wild Guests at Disney Parks
Though Disney parks create unforgettable memories for guests, not all memories are magical. We often hear absurd stories of guests acting out in the parks, from jumping off attractions to defecating in queues. It makes you wonder why some guests even come to the parks to begin with.
Recently, a guest shared a frightening experience they witnessed while visiting Phantom Manor, a popular Disneyland Paris attraction. Phantom Manor is inspired by the Disneyland Resort’s original Haunted Mansion attraction. The manor is home to grim grinning ghosts, similar to its Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, and Tokyo Disneyland counterparts.
This guest shared their shocking find while visiting Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris on social media. The guest caught another guest crawling into the attraction’s graveyard surrounding the Phantom Manor queue. Supposedly, the guest was trying to get a closer look at the tombstones featured in the cemetery, marking the resting spots of the manor’s past guests. In photos shared on social media, it appears that after crawling closer to the tombstones, they used their phone’s flashlight to read the inscriptions.
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A Haunted History of Rule Breaking
While the guest caught crawling may have just been looking at the tombstone’s inscriptions, guests are strongly prohibited from climbing beyond the walls of the queue. These rules are especially enforced at the Phantom Manor and other Haunted Mansion attractions at Disney parks worldwide.
The Haunted Mansion has a long history of guests attempting to spread their loved one’s ashes throughout the attraction. Disney Cast Members have had to apprehend guests for this behavior over and over and warn against it, saying they don’t want to vacuum your loved ones out of the ride. However, it seems that the restrictions and warnings don’t always work.