The Truth About Walt Disney's Final Resting Place (And Where Is His Head)

There have always been differing reports about what happened to Walt Disney's body following his death in 1966. The usual theme behind all of these rumors is that of a macabre conspiracy linking the late genius' body to the firm and the parks.

Potentially the most well-known Disney urban myth of all time is that Walt Disney, in hopes of one day being cured of his ailments asked to be frozen until such a time where doctors could securely deliver him back to life and restore him to complete health. The concept appears logical, and the science does exist to perform such a morbid embalming.

Could Walt Disney actually be a human Popsicle somewhere? The most obvious issue with this theory is that in order for an individual to be frozen, the procedure needs to be done while the client is still alive. Clients presumably select the service when a medical condition has become too much to bear and they are hardly sticking to life. Because we know Walt did, in fact perish, we know that the procedure, as outlined by specialists and sci-fi lovers alike, could possibly not have actually been executed.

When the rumor of a completely frozen cadaver was disproven, and it was revealed that Disney had a grave to comfortably reside in, a brand-new idea arose. Individuals started to state that perhaps just his head was frozen. This option seems outlandish, however it would describe how he can have a beautiful family burial and be cryogenically frozen at the exact same time.

This option would additionally give solace to millions of individuals who wish that the mind behind the great Disney Empire is not dead, however could possibly be awoken in the future to continue working its magic. I will let the clinical impossibilities run through your head and will simply state that it is an entertaining campfire story and nothing more.

Robert Ettinger's book on cryonics came out 2 years before Disney's death in 1966. In the book (released 1964) the concept of freezing is just proposed, as at this time, little was known about the possibilities. In 1972, Walt Disney's little girl Diane composed, "There is positively no truth to the report that my father, Walt Disney, desired to be frozen. I doubt that my dad had ever heard of cryonics."

The 3rd most spread out Disney rumor is that Walt is buried someplace inside the Magic Kingdom, where employees and wealthy enthusiasts could go to with him, in a cult-like way. The concept that Disney was buried in his loved Disneyworld is comforting to some however it turns the idea of a man having pride for exactly what he's accomplished into a terrifying tale of obsession which conspiracy theorists like. It is false that his body could be visited within the parks. Nevertheless if you should understand, rumors state that he is either in Tomorrowland, or in the Haunted Mansion, concealed among other ghostly coffins.

The reality, as revealed by his family is that Walt Disney passed away in 1966. His body (yes, all of it) was cremated. His ashes were laid to rest at a confidential location in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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