Apparently the Haunted Mansion isn’t the only place in Disneyland that gives the haunts a place to call home! Stories have been told for years and years that the Disneyland park in general really is actually haunted. Over the 58 years Disneyland has been open, around 10 deaths have occurred at the park (give or take a few, for more specific information give yourself some time to research.) Some say the ghosts of those who died haunt the park, some say random ghosts just come to inhabit the happiest place on earth, some have no explanations for their experiences, and some even claim they believe Walt himself haunts the park! Of course there is no tangible proof for any of these claims, but here are some of the most famous stories:
"An employee was in the old apartment to dust the furniture (referring to the firehouse appt. in town square.) As she left, she turned off the lights. When she noticed the lights were still on she returned to the second floor and turned them off again, assuming she had forgotten to turn them off the first time. Again, when she reached the first floor, she noticed the lights were on again. She went back upstairs to see what was going on, when she got up there, a voice told her "Don’t forget, I am still here." They leave the light on for Walt now as a tribute to him. (Or if you prefer, he just won’t let them turn it off)."
"Both Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion have the same legend associated with them. A young boy who loved the rides died young. His mother wanted to scatter his ashes on the Haunted Mansion, but Disneyland refused. She decided to sneak in and scatter the ashes on the ride despite their refusal. Ever since then, the ride is said to be haunted by that little boy. However, he is said to sit at the exit of Haunted Mansion and cry. Also stories are told of that same little boy being seen on Pirates of the Caribbean."
"It’s a Small World is said to be haunted by either employees or guests that loved the ride so much they decided to come back. Manifestations include the figures moving on there own after they have been shut down. There is a story about a mechanic after having been fired by Disneyland, snuck back into the ride and was living there for a few days before he was discovered."
There are many more stories, check them out at: http://www.hauntedhoneymoon.com/hauntedplaces/disneyland.html
You might even have your own story, feel free to share it right here on my blog!
*IMPORTANT* Like I said, there is no evidence of any of these stories actually happening, other than the testimony of the person claiming to experience them. Never, ever let these stories deter you from visiting the park. The deaths of the guests at the park have all occurred under their own discretion, as Disney placed safety rules that had been ignored. No matter what you believe in, keep in mind Disney works to make their parks the safest they can be.