If you are an enthusiastic Disney fan, if you love the movies, theme parks and the pretty Disney princesses you see, you may have only been experiencing a distorting effect on your memory and beliefs, or it could be that you have been riding the attractions at the theme parks with the ashes of the dead.
Since its inception, Disney movies, theme parks and attractions have become some of the most entertaining things of life. When Disney entertainment companies started, Walt Disney was all about entertaining people.
He was all about making people smile whether they learn something along the line or not. However, that company that started as a small group has now become one of the most thriving companies in the world.
Each year, the Disney companies spend over $2 billion on adverts and make over $52 billion in return. The attraction and theme parks generate $16 billion annually, the movies and entertainment generate over $7 billion annually, and their merchandise generates over $2.5 billion every year! This success in every section of Walt Disney Company shows that Disney is now in charge.
However, you may be left in awe if you later realize that land which is supposed to be the “happiest Place on Earth” is one that holds so many dark secrets.
And here, we have listed 15 Disney myths and urban legends that may leave you startled. By the time you are done reading this, you would have to think twice before visiting Disneyland or Disneyworld or even getting any of their merchandise.
Of course, we do not want to ruin your preconceived and conceived fantasies about Disneyworld, neither do we desire to ruin your childhood, but these myths and urban legends will surely shake you off your tables. If you are ready, brace your heart!
Here are 10 of the most disturbing Disney myths and urban legends.
10 Disney Murdered Hundreds Of Lemmings
1958, Disney Studios produced a documentary centered on nature. White Wilderness as titled featured Lemmings – adorable creatures who are known to jump off cliffs to their death intentionally. Although it had been established that Lemmings are suicidal creatures, it is pertinent to ask if this claim is valid.
Notable sources have however claimed that the fact established in White Wilderness is nothing but a myth. Instead, the documentary was staged to force those creatures to jump off the cliff to their death.
A bid to find out the truth behind lemmings, people found out that the documentary was filmed in a region where lemmings do not even exist. Instead, the directors bought the creatures from Inuit kids to stage the scenes.
Animal biologists and conservationists have also disagreed with the fact established by Disney. Till date, we do not know whether Walt Disney knew about this manipulation or not. Irrespective, it is essential to understand that Lemmings do not commit suicide but migrate and die during migration.