Dishney: Five Ghostly Disneyland Urban Legends
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Like any place with a rich history, Disneyland's got its fair share of urban legends and myths surrounding it--take the cryogenically frozen head of Unky Walt for an example--but cast members and guests alike have reported over the years certain encounters with certain ghouls that might've escaped being the 1,000th happy haunt of the 999 at the Haunted Mansion. There's the hooded, faceless dude who resides in the hidden basketball court inside the Matterhorn. Or there's also the spirit of the teenager who was crushed by oncoming cars of the People Mover who's been said to violently grab at the hair of blonde riders... when he fell to his death (after attempting to exit the ride while it was still in progress), he was said to have desperately grabbed at his blonde girlfriend's long hair.
Read through our compiled stories of sightings of spirits--some amusing, some creepy (unsettled child souls! Sad face!). Leave a comment if you've got a story of your own!
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Mr. One-Way's story is perhaps also the most retold of them all. Though there are a few different accounts of Mr. One-Way, the consensus is that he's a spirit said to inhabit mainly the queue at Space Mountain.
There are some accounts that describe the friendly ghost (who appears to be a living being to the unsuspecting) as a "large man with reddish hair and a red face," while others report that Mr. One-Way is actually a young boy dressed in '70s clothing who was totally entranced with the ride while he was living. Witnesses report that the child version of Mr. One-Way will actually interact with guests in line, strike up conversation, and the more you talk, the more you realize the guy's not actually from our time: He has no idea of the new changes made to the park since his time.
Next? The spirit will hop on board the ride next to single passengers and disappear as soon as you hit that final flashy tunnel at the end of the ride.
Paranormal Blog reports that both the ride and the women's employee locker rooms are frequented by One-Way.
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We've heard about cast members catching family members surreptitiously attempting to scatter the ashes of a loved one at Disneyland--though according to this next account, it might be better to get the approval of said loved one before you do that.
It's said that one can often spot the spirit of a crying male child huddled near the exit of the Haunted Mansion--thanks to his mother who had scattered his ashes throughout the ride. The story goes that the kid actually didn't want the ride to be his final resting place... and thus the tears and uh, you know, the eternal sorrow, etc. Not the happiest story. Sorry.