The skyway in Magic Kingdom in Disney World was closed shortly after a cast member fell to his death. I was working that morning, had just started as a cast member for Tomorrowland attractions. The woman training me told me he was cleaning the front of the cab when another cast member started the ride without giving the proper two warnings. It started and he grabbed hold of the outside and tried to hold on, only losing his grip as he was near the dumbo ride and fell. He died on scene but the news reported he died at the hospital because "no one dies at Disney". As part of my training that day, we rode the skyway. Even though they had the place where he fell blocked off with the wooden walls, you could still look down inside and see the blood on the ground. Not sure if that is why they closed that one or if it were already in the works for closing. I don't recall the exact year for this but it was like 2000 or 2001.

Here's another Disney urban legend you probably haven't heard: The dead boat.

Legend has it there was a famous skipper back in the day of the stripey top boats of yesteryear. When he passed, the skippers sent a "dead boat" down the rivers in his honor. Some of those that knew him real well went on a little safari to watch the boat go through the course. They say that among the usual jungle noises, they saw the boat lights go on and you could distinctly hear his usual whistle. I didn't stick around long enough to catch this, as it was somewhat of a tradition around the time he passed, as a way for him to have his final farewell cruise, again, and again, and again, every 10 minutes, for the rest of our lives.

George is indeed real. As a former skipper of the World Famous Jungle Cruise, next door neighbors to those really bad egg pirates, I can attest his existence. Whenever Pirates goes 101 and needs an evac (riders stuck on boats for over a set period of time during an e-stop) they ask Jungle to help assist the process. I've helped evac pirates 5 times during my time. Strangely enough, 3 of those evacs happened just on one day . . . when I tested the waters and gave George a hearty "Good Morning George!" as I was learning the process that morning going through all the backstage egress areas. According to the rumors, George wasn't a morning person, but does like the occasional Good Night.

There was also another instance of George during one of those evacs same day. A buddy of mine was at unload messing with his brand new phone since there was nothing else he could do and he can't leave his post. He's all alone, all guests in his zone have left, no managers, or anyone else, which does make this a little far-fetched. His claim was that George ripped his phone out of his hands and threw it in the river damaging the phone, and that he heard a whisper "Turn your radio on!" I seriously doubt he threw his brand new phone in the water just to tell this story, maybe he's klutzy and it slipped out of his hands? Either way, if it really happened, it'd be an experience he'd never forget.

On the Lilly Belle tour, the guide tells history of Disneyland. Part of it included the Matterhorn. She said that Walt wanted to build it, and the city said he couldn't build it that high unless it's a recreational facility, so he had the team make a half court inside, and came back for the permit. So I don't know about this 1959 and 1970s laws. I just know what the guide on the Lilly Belle told us.

Disney on Ice. How much more a confession does one need?

Disney on Ice. How much more a confession does one need?

Yes-that really happened. I was there that day. But I think he had a heart condition.

Thanks for setting the record straight for Us.

We were there in MK Kingdom 1994 when the accident happened The whole park 'froze' on high alert. Rumors started right away that an employee fell And died!

What about the story of the boy dying of a heart attack on mission to mars?

Ha! Disney cremated my butt. That's what they want you to think!

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