When Walt Disney decided to
put in the Haunted Mansion, he was quoted
as saying -
going to have ghosts from all over the world... but we haven't
got the ghosts in yet. We’re out collecting the ghosts. And
we're making it very attractive for them, hoping they're going
to want to come and stay at Disneyland, so we guarantee them
creaking doors and creaking floors."
Walt Disney, 1965
He had no idea how very prophetic his
words might become when it came to the real deal at Disney World.
The ghosts are real, according to those who have seen, felt and
encountered them. Many, in fact, are said to walk the grounds,
climb stair cases and peek out from around corners. Both child
ghosts and adults are said to haunt both Disney World and Disneyland.
Guests to the Disney establishments
expect to come across ghosts and spirits
when they visit the Haunted Mansion, but they certainly don't expect the
experiences that many park visitors report about ghostly goings-on.
Although there are the few
reports of actually seeing Disney himself, Walt's been pretty quiet in
his silent overseeing of the empire he built.
Despite the rumors that have
gone on for years about his supposedly being cryogenically frozen after
his death, this is entirely false. Mr. Disney was cremated two
days following his death and the ashes interred at Forest Lawn Memorial
But the following are true
accounts of guest and employee reports as to the haunting of Disney
- George is a ghost said to haunt the area of the Pirates of te
Caribbean. It's said a beam fell on him and killed him.
ghost's presence has been acknowledged so well that the
employees say good morning to him at the start of the
day, as well as say good night to him at the end of the
workday. If he is not respected, the attraction has been
known to shut off on its own"
- Employees have been known to talk about a ghost that haunts
the Tower of Terror. He walks about when there are no guests.
- A young blond girl has been spotted at the Spaceship Earth
area at Epcot Center. She rides a car, sometimes with a
young boy who is found around her.
What happens at Disney
World, doesn't stay at Disney World, especially when its as interesting
as the real deal.
No animation, puppetry or any other "effect" in this phantom
The Disney Ghosts walk.
Believe it or not.
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