“Just SO WRONG”: Terrifying Ride Photo at Splash Mountain Reveals Two Guests’ Dark Secret

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The Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, and in the United States, it’s the #1 vacation destination for families. With four immersive theme parks, dozens of interactive attractions, rides, and Broadway-style shows–all inspired by the world of Disney–it’s no wonder Disney World is called “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” But for one woman visiting the parks from the United Kingdom, the Florida Disney Resort was anything but.

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During a family vacation to Disney World, Natalie, a mom from the U. K., spent a day at Magic Kingdom with her husband, her child, and one of the family’s nannies. They enjoyed numerous rides, shows, and attractions, only adding to the magical feel of the day. Though many families experience stress on their vacations, things were going swimmingly for Natalie and her family. That is, until she noticed something terrifying in a ride photo taken in Frontierland.

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Guests who frequent the Central Florida Disney Parks are used to the hilarity that’s sometimes found in photos of themselves taken while they’re enjoying a ride at Disney World. Sometimes the camera captures a funny expression on a Guest’s face, the image of a Guest in the prelude to a sneeze, or a photo of the self-proclaimed bravest Guest in the family covered in the look of sheer terror (usually on coaster attractions and the like). But for Natalie, the ride photo taken of her and her family as they plunged 50 feet down at the Splash Mountain attraction captured something horrifying–something she never expected.

The Splash Mountain ride photo (seen below) would serve as proof of an extramarital affair between Natalie’s husband and their nanny.
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The young mother posted a video online that has since been deleted. In the video, she detailed her experiences and feelings as she sorted through old family photos and first discovered the affair when she came to photos of the family’s Disney World vacation. She further shared the ride photo that depicts her now-ex-husband alongside their nanny that clearly captured the two snuggling up during the iconic log flume ride at Magic Kingdom. Natalie said she found evidence of the couple’s indiscretion in more than one vacation photo.

“We went to Disney [World] in Orlando and took the nanny with us to help with [our daughter] . . . not [my] husband,” Natalie posted as the caption to her video. “I was going through old photos and came across more than one where they were a little too close.”

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In response to Natalie’s decision to post the video online, the nanny involved filed for a restraining order against Natalie. Aside from that, however, Natalie says that her wayward ex-husband has been kind ever since the couple separated and divorced, despite the situation, which included the nanny moving into the home that Natalie and her ex-husband once shared. According to Natalie, the same cannot be said for the former nanny.
“My ex-husband has actually been quite lovely and remorseful, and just sweet considering the situation,” Natalie said in a post. The nanny, on the other hand, has “been quite the opposite.”
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Natalie shared that her ex-husband and ex-nanny recently welcomed a new baby and that the nanny repeatedly sends Natalie hateful messages. Natalie has even been banned from going to her former home to pick up her daughter. “She actually filed a police report against me at the beginning of all of this,” Natalie explained.

On a positive note, Natalie said she was able to finally convince the nanny to drop charges against her, but she also said she just wishes her ex-husband and nanny had just been honest about their relationship. Hopefully it makes her feel better to have had the magic of Disney’s PhotoPass photos to shine a light on the truth about her ex-husband.

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“At the end of the day, if they really love each other – they just had a baby together – then, who am I to stop them from being together?” Natalie said. “The way that it was handled was just so wrong, and her attitude towards me is just so wrong.”

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!