Disney World’s Big Secret: It’s a Favorite Spot to Scatter Family Ashes

Walt Disney World and Disneyland are the most popular places for families to spread the ashes of their loved ones. It happens so often that they have a code word for it at the park, HEPA cleanup, referring to a vacuum cleaner. People sneak the ashes in pill bottles and/or plastic bags. Favorite spots to spread ashes? The Haunted Mansion, flower beds, landscaping around the park or on water rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, the Dumbo ride moat and It’s A Small World.

Spreading of ashes is strictly prohibited and unlawful. It is also a misdemeanor.

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