(KTVU) Some people want to stay at Disney, literally, forever -- and their families are trying to help them do it.
Disney custodians told the Wall Street Journal that at least once a month someone is caught trying to scatter the ashes of a loved one somewhere in the theme parks.
The most popular place appears to be the Haunted Mansion.
But Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World are also favorite final resting places.
“Anyone who knew my mom knew Disney was her happy place,” Jodie Jackson Wells, a business coach in Boca Raton, Fla., who in 2009 smuggled a pill bottle containing her mother’s ashes into Walt Disney World.
Disney even has a special code for that: it's called a “HEPA cleanup" because it requires a special vacuum.
Anaheim Police Department spokesman Sgt. Daron Wyatt told the Journal that spreading ashes at the popular theme park is considered a misdemeanor and confirmed officers have responded to calls “regarding ashes” at Disneyland before.
Typically guests sneak in the contraband in pill-bottles or plastic bag hidden in purses or backpacks, the Journal reports. When inside, guests secretly sprinkle their loved ones throughout the park.
Though there are no confirmed reports of anyone being caught in the act, once ash residue is discovered on a ride, Disney workers are reportedly forced to shut down the ride and inform guests there have been “technical difficulties.”
Managers then allegedly ride through and look for evidence of ashes, while employees turn people away before custodians come in with the vacuums.