There are lots of ways to die embarrassed. Bad estate planning is one example; see the category above for others. Nothing can top being trampled for eternity while listening to bad puns! Seriously, have you given thought to the ultimate disposition of your remains? Do you trust your family to handle this for you? Do your adult children like to spend a little too much time at Disneyland?
It’s been confirmed, pixie dust isn’t the only thing floating around at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World these days.
A new article by The Wall Street Journal (paywall) has confirmed the rumor that everyone hoped wasn’t true: Disney parks are a popular spot for people to scatter their loved one’s ashes. In fact, the practice, or attempted practice, happens on at least a monthly basis.
According to Gizmodo, WSJ interviews current and former Disney custodians who have been assigned to ash detail (or “HEPA cleanup” as it has been codenamed by park officials).
“The Haunted Mansion probably has so much human ashes in it that it’s not even funny,” said one Disneyland custodian to the Journal.