Anaheim, Calif.- Disneyland temporarily shut down the popular “The Pirates of the Caribbean” ride when park officials noticed a woman pouring an unknown powder into the water. When questioned, the woman said it was “baby powder”.
It is suspected that this is another example of visitors leaving the ashes of their loved ones at the popular amusement park. Disneyland Resorts spokesman Rob Doughty said he couldn’t confirm that.
“It used to happen every once in a while at the Haunted Mansion, but now it’s happening more.”
Without written permission, it’s a misdemeanor violation of the state Health and Safety Code to scatter human ashes on private property, but enforcement is difficult. Officials say the ashes pose no health threat.
“I can tell you that we do get people from time to time asking for permission to sprinkle ashes. Our policy is when we are asked for permission, we deny the request,” Doughty said. “Beyond that, we don’t know.”