Big month for cremation, which is fitting since it’s October. First we had that teenager who baked her grandfather’s ashes into cookies and served them to classmates. And now we’ve got the myth about Disney parks being caked in human ashes. We’ve included it in spooky urban legend galleries before. But that’s all it’s been… a legend. Until now.
The Wall Street Journal just published an exposé confirming the rumor with several current and former Disney employees. And not only is it true, but people scatter their loved one’s ashes in Disney parks so frequently, the cleanup crew even has a codename for it: “HEPA Cleanup.”