Guest steals something from this Magic Kingdom attraction every time she rides. And she hasn’t been caught yet.

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We’ve heard of diehard Disney fans before. Each one seems to have his or her favorite Disney film, favorite Disney Park, and favorite Disney Park attraction. But one woman’s affinity for a Disney Parks attraction takes things to a whole other level–one we’re sure even the “diehardest” of diehard Disney fans would find repulsive.

If you love Disney, Disney films, Walt, you probably also love Disney Parks. And when it comes to the parks, you’ve got a proverbial smorgasbord of choices in parks from which to choose–all around the globe: the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Resort in California, Disneyland Paris, Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort (sometimes called Tokyo Disneyland), and Hong Kong Disneyland. (Oh, for the day we can add another domestic Disney Park to the list in, say, Texas?)

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Disney fans even have their favorite theme park within their favorite Disney theme park resort. For some, it’s Disneyland Park at Disneyland Resort in California. For others, it’s Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort.

But for many, it’s Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Why? Well, for starters, Magic Kingdom is the epitome, sort of the “poster child” for Disney Parks. Though it wasn’t the first one built, Magic Kingdom feels like the embodiment of all things Disney, all things childhood, Mickey, and Walt himself.

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But whether Magic Kingdom is your favorite Disney Park or not, chances are you still love the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction nestled deep inside Adventureland. (And if you don’t love it, chances are you don’t loathe it.)

The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is one enjoyed by kids and kids at heart of all ages. It was the first Disney Parks attraction to inspire a film franchise, rather than the other way around.

And you don’t even have to be a swashbuckler yourself to enjoy the ride that gives Guests a look at a pirate‘s life and glimpses of Captain Jack Sparrow throughout.

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One Disney fan likes the ride so much, that she takes a piece of it home with her every time she visits. But she’s not stealing props from the attractionRather, she fills up her Dasani water bottle with water from the attraction. And as if that weren’t bad enough, she then takes the water home and uses it to cook a meal.

(Pausing for dramatic effect. And to let you digest that–no pun intended.)

We aren’t sure what this Disney fan cooks in her pirate‘s brew; we just know that we won’t be over for dinner anytime soon.

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The practice is not only a bit disgusting, there are a few more things to consider. First, putting your hands into the water at an attraction at a Disney Park is prohibited; there are gears and other mechanisms at work under the murky waves, to say nothing of a boat whose wheels ride along a track. Any part of that can be a recipe (again, no pun intended) for disaster.

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Second, those murky brown waves are murky and brown by design. The color of the water at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction is largely due to chemicals in the water.

So no, you shouldn’t take water from the Guest-favorite Adventureland attraction so you can go home and cook dinner with it. For goodness sakes, use your own tap water or invest in some chicken broth. We guarantee no long-term effects will arise from either of those.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!