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    Anyone want to share a Disney Urban Legend?

    I did a search of Disney Urban Legends and could only find the following site:
    http://www.wdisneyw.co.uk/urban.html An exerpt is here:
    Legend - A private club called "Club 33" is located in New Orleans Square Disneyland.
    True.

    Club 33 is a private club which is only open to members and their guests. It was originally intended as a place where Walt could entertain guests, but sadly it wasn't completed until after his death. It is the only place in Disneyland where alcohol is served.

    Legend - A private club called "Club 21" is located near Pirates of the Caribbean at Walt Disney World.
    False.
    There are private corporate lounges to be found in various locations at Walt Disney World, but Club 21 does not exist. This possibly stems from the known existence of Club 33 at Disneyland.

    Legend - The plane used in 'Casablanca' is the same plane that can now be seen in The Great Movie Ride, at Disney-MGM Studios.
    False.
    The film Casablanca was filmed on soundstages at Warner Bros. Studios, which weren't big enough to accommodate a full size Lockheed Electra 12A plane. So a mock up was made from wood, and fog was added to the scene to try and conceal the plane as much as possible. However, the plane in the Great Movie Ride was used in various films, but not in Casablanca.

    Legend - Guests have died on rides at Disneyland.
    True.
    Sadly, several guests have died whilst on rides at Disneyland, mostly due to not taking notice of safety instructions.

    Legend - Men with long hair didn't used to be allowed into Disneyland.
    True.
    They were stopped by Cast Members from entering the parks, due to the strict 'dress code', until late 60s when the rule was abolished.

    Legend - Male Cast Members weren't allowed to have any facial hair.
    True.
    Up until 2000, male Cast Members at Disneyland and Walt Disney World were forbidden from having beards, mustaches or long hair. They are now allowed to have neatly trimmed mustaches, but they must be grown during vacation. As of July 2003, male Cast Members are also allowed to sport corn row hairstyles, although they must meet strict specifications.
    It was 1994 before female Cast Members were allowed to wear eyeshadow and eyeliner.

    Legend - One of the images on the singing busts in the Haunted Mansion graveyard is Walt Disney.
    False.
    The image of Thurl Ravenscroft, which is projected onto one of the busts, is often mistaken for Walt Disney.

    Legend - A guest was so frightened by the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland that he had a heart attack and died. As a result the attraction was closed and completely overhauled and the scary parts removed.
    False.
    No one has ever had a heart attack as a result of riding the Haunted Mansion. The ride has only ever had minor rehab work done.

    Legend - There is a basketball court inside the Matterhorn at Disneyland.
    True.
    A very small area with a basketball net and floor markings can be found inside the top of the Matterhorn. The area is used by climbers who sometimes climb the mountain to entertain guests.

    Legend - Walt was cryogenically frozen after his death, in the hope that one day medical science will be far enough advanced to bring him back to life.
    False.
    Walt was in fact cremated, as shown on his death certificate. His burial plot can be found at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Circumstances that added to this theory include the fact that there was no public funeral, at Walt's request; his death wasn't announced straight away (family members needed to be informed); instructions for the disposal of his body were not contained in his will.

    Legend - Before his death, Walt Disney made a film instructing Disney executives how to run the company after his death.
    False.
    Walt left the running of Walt Disney Productions to his brother Roy amongst others, and did nothing to prepare for his death. The myth could stem from a short promotional film Walt made shortly before he died, about his concepts for Epcot and Walt Disney World.

    Legend - The character Tinker Bell was based on Marilyn Monroe.
    False.
    Tinker Bell was in fact modeled on the actress Margaret Kerry.

    Legend - Donald Duck was banned in Finland because he didn't wear trousers.
    False.
    This rumour started when politicians in Finland put a stop to buying Donald Duck comics with city funds, for economic reasons. The press got hold of the story and exaggerated it, stating that Donald had been banned because he didn't wear any trousers!

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    thats some really great trivia! lou you should use that for your next book (wink wink hint hint)

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    Disney Urban Legends

    A great site for Disney urban legends (or any legends for that matter) is http://www.snopes.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm
    A great site for Disney urban legends (or any legends for that matter) is http://www.snopes.com.

    I was getting ready to mention Snopes' site, you beat me to it!

    I've been using this site for years, they research everything very thoroughly.
    They also have a whole section devoted to Disney.

    http://www.snopes.com/disney/disney.asp
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