Tales From the Underbelly of Disneyland: Not Softballs

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For some, Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth. It's a world of wonder and amazement where everyone, young and old alike, can live out the carefree abandon of their youth.

For others, eh, it's a job.

"Tales from the Underbelly of the Happiest Place on Earth" interviews ex-Disney employees about those nine-to-five experiences that go unseen by happy park goers. Peer at Disney's Underbelly after the jump.

What was the grossest thing you ever came across while working at Disneyland?

I was cleaning the Space Mountain restroom one night when I came upon a toilet that was filled with brown water. I couldn't see through the water; it had the consistency of unfiltered apple juice. When it comes to these types of situations you don't want to just flush the toilet and hope for the best, so I opted to attack it with a plunger.

Nothing happened, so I figured it was something big. I grabbed a pair of tongs. Yep, regular old salad tongs, which we frequently used to retrieve items out of urinals that couldn't be flushed. I reached into the murky water with the salad tongs, but when I went to squeeze the tongs shut they wouldn't budge. I pulled the tongs out of the water and realized that I had just grabbed a turd that was the size and shape of a softball. It was just as hard, too.

I called my Lead to have him give me a hand in trying to get the toilet back into shape. "The turds in here are huge," I told him. He had worked in custodial for a while, but he still had no idea how big I was talking about. Maybe he thought I was just trying to be funny when I said they were as big as softballs.

He took a large ball plunger and tried to clear out the toilet. After giving it a couple of thrusts, he pulled the plunger out and looked down into the water. As he peered down into the bowl he realized the plunger was suddenly heavier. He looked into the end of it and noticed that one of the giant turds had lodged itself into the ball plunger. He was stunned.

He grabbed a trash can, reached into the toilet with the tongs, and started to pull out all the turds one by one so the plumbers would be able to snake out the drain. One of the turds he pulled out was roughly the size of a Chipotle burrito and as hard as a rock. I'm not sure what kind of human could squirt out such a thing, or what he/she could possibly have eaten to get those results, but it was definitely a sight to see.

--Anonymous ex-Custodial Cast Member

And, actually, while putting this post up I received the following photo and text from a current Cast Member:

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The text simply read: "Unopened and used condoms at entrance east!"

Ah, if those bathroom stall walls could talk.

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Jotajota
Jotajota

I think those were Mickey Mouse turds.

Travis
Travis

Well, when I worked at a grocery store I had to deal with a miscarriage in the bathroom, come at me.

Veronica
Veronica

OMG Justin, I think I love you... I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! Shit, granny panties & dentures. Please keep sending the stories! We have annual passes & I'll never think of Disneyland the same!

bill martin
bill martin

i worked graveyard two years ago and you have no idea what i have seen and smelled, During a graveyard shift at the end of November 2009 I was doing my detail at Club BUZZ I smelled natural gas. Near the outside of the Restaurant close to the q line of nemo. I called the disney fire dept they did nothing about it. THe next night called the maitence dept they did nothing about it . On the third night I said to my self and other cast member this is bullshit do they really care about you me other cast members and guests i do not think so. I used my cell phone and called the Anahiem fire dept they in turn called the park security and called me back on my phone and asked me why i called athe fire dept, I told them that nothing has been done to avert a potential explosion of gas after i went through all the disney idots. I found out later that they wanted to fix the leak after the Christmas Season was over. Typical

Marianne
Marianne

 I'm currently in Custodial there and all i have to say is thank god i am a female cast member, the worst I've ever dealt with is used pads stuck to the partitions...

Dean
Dean

I was the Custodial Led for this incident. I Immediately called my Supervisor over and he described these huge softballs as Claim Jumper Baked Potatoes! The best part of this story came after I sent the above poster out of the restroom to finish his claening round, My Supervisor and I witnessed the Disney plumber come into the restroom with a small hand snake and then proceeded to about break his back trying to spin it! The plumber then began to gag and dry heave from the smell and ran out of the restroom. My Sup and I laughed so hard, because about 5 minutes later the plumber returned with this lawnmower that had a snake attached to it. He tried to pull this rope for about two minutes before it finally cranked up and broke through!

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Wjk9lvr
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Former custodial cast member, We call ours "The Pinapple" The story lives on 22 years later. It was in Village Haus Mens.   : )

Anon
Anon

Why isn't Disney's new safety manager Art Pedroza making sure these restrooms are safe? Too busy committing perjury and evading taxes I guess.

YESEMITE
YESEMITE

I worked there and trained in their ROP program. In orientation, or DISNEY COLLEGE, they emphasize the importance of cleaniness and allllll of the basic body and health safety issues. HOWEVER, upon working there found that I rarely saw any servers in my restaurant wash their hands. Only the chefs. And they reused found cooked from the night before in the freezer, reheated. It happens everywhere. I would always think twice when deciding if an expensive dineout entails thorough and complete satisfactory.

Susie Lemus
Susie Lemus

this is the best that you could come up with.?

Anon
Anon

Is this going to be a regular feature?I would love to hear more stuff like this.

Nek_bbew
Nek_bbew

well now,....thats too funny,....guess they are a bottom,...or at the least after that they are now,..no wait,...they are torn assunder after that,...can u imagine trying to walk after poo'n a softball or a chipotle sized poo hard as a rock? lord the after splash would be amazing,...

Paul Steven
Paul Steven

I used to work in Outdoor vending when their offices where by the train station in Tomorrow Land.  It stunk so bad...during the summer it was nearly unbearable to be there

bill martin
bill martin

if anyone does not believe this look at the records of my call to anahiem fire dept i used my name and my cell no begins with 714 471

bill martin
bill martin

who was you super the fucken brain dead doug

Bill T.
Bill T.

The things we do to put food on our tables and take care of our families ... . As many people there are that flood through the park you guys do a great job of keeping it decent.

Shady
Shady

Awesome! Thanks for the update, Dean!

Dean
Dean

LOL! Take my word for it when I tell you that no one had worst luck in Village Haus Mens than me!

bill martin
bill martin

tell us more saftey manager are you kidding they hire fucken idiots no background or no education at all

Wingmatsunaga
Wingmatsunaga

making sure they are safe? If someone is going to take a huge crap in the bathroom, who is he to try and stop it from happening?? I don't know what you mean or how any of that could possibly be his fault. Its the fault of asshole customers who dont care if they ruin a toilet.

Justin
Justin

It is! Keep an eye out for more "Tales from the Underbelly" soon.

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