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Dearest Grandma Joyce

Every now and then, someone will bring an urn filled with ashes to Disneyland with the plan to sprinkle the remains somewhere in the park. This is technically illegal in California, and Disney’s security often stops people from doing this, but there are many others who do this discreetly and avoid detection.

One of the less discreet families had a dearly departed grandmother Joyce and decided to sprinkle her remains inside the Haunted Mansion. On one of the security cameras (yes, there are many) they saw people throwing plumes of powder from both sides of their Doom Buggy. The crew stopped the ride, but were unable to identify which car was sprinkling the remains.

That night at closing, one of the cast members noticed that some of the plants had been pulled up in the flowerbed near the ride’s entrance. Buried a few inches beneath the dirt was an empty urn with a brass plaque which read “Rest in Peace our Dearest Grandma Joyce,” with a list of family member names engraved beneath.

For several months, the urn stayed in the video camera room inside the Haunted Mansion. But eventually, a few bored employees took the empty urn up into the catwalks inside the Haunted Mansion and made a little memorial for Grandma Joyce somewhere above the graveyard scene. I’m not sure if the urn is still up there, but the odds are that the remains her family scattered throughout the ride are still around.

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    Sometimes being discreet is as good as being invisible.
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    Sorry but I may be from WDW but I’m pretty sure Joyce was vacuumed up that night. Hazmat suit style
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