Disney Urban Legends…… Where do they come from?



This month’s issue of our new magazine, The Main Street Monthly, has a fantastic article about Disney Urban Legends.  I read the article, some I knew, some stories I didn’t, and I’d say two of them were downright terrifying. The last one on the list, kept me awake at night, I was that freaked out. That being said, it got me to thinking…. Where do these Disney urban legends come from, and how many people believe that they are true?

It’s true, people like to talk and spread good stories. I like to hear a good spooky tale or two as well, it always makes me wonder where the stories came from. Most urban legends have a pinch of truth to them somewhere in the story, it’s just hard to figure out which part exactly is correct. The one I most often hear is about Walt Disney being cryogenically frozen after he passed away, in the hopes of one day a cure for cancer being found, and he can be brought back to life. Well, if only. We all miss Walt, and I think that’s where this story stems from. Of course it’s not true, but maybe those who started the tale just really wished there was a way for Walt to be back among us again. I’m not sure. When I was a kid, I thought this was possibly true, but I think inside me there was just hope maybe. Not true, but interesting enough to where it took on a life of it’s own!

Other interesting Disney urban legends are tales of certain rides and attractions being haunted. This too is fascinating to me. For instance, in our magazine article, there are talks of the Tower of Terror being haunted, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion too. One story even had a picture of “proof” allegedly to go with it. That’s some creepy stuff. You’d be amazed what you can find once you start digging in and researching history and such where Disney is involved. So, where do those stories come from? Truth, or maybe some Cast Members having a little fun at our expense?  I’m not saying I believe in urban legends when it comes to Disney, but it’s a lot of fun reading about them. You can check out our top 10 Disney Urban Legends in this month’s magazine at www.themainstreetmonthly.com. What about you, do you believe in Disney urban legends? If so, which ones? Be sure to tell us about it, you could be in a future article! Thanks! ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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