What a Dump: Disney Parks' Newest Problem? Guests Crapping On the Sidewalk

Brittany M. Hughes | November 6, 2023
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As if sky-high prices, massive crowds, and bearded dudes in dresses trying to get your child to play dress-up weren’t enough to keep you away from Disney theme parks, here’s another one to add to the growing list: steaming piles of crap.

And no, this time we aren't talking about the garbage new "Snow White" remake.

Disney park-goers are complaining of an increase in human excrement littering the lines to theme park rides at both Disneyland and Disney World, according to a new article from SFGATE. Multiple threads on a Disney World subreddit saw guests at both the Florida and California park locations documenting multiple - multiple - incidents of people dropping trou and depositing their specimen right there on the sidewalk in line. And according to witnesses, it's not an uncommon thing.

“For the skeptics… this actually happened. Fun fact: this was one of 3 s—t-related incidents at Rise today. Less fun fact: I was here for all 3 of them,” one person wrote.

As the infamously long lines at the parks’ biggest attractions have only grown in recent years - up to an hour and a half for some attractions - some guests who’ve found themselves needing to relieve themselves but don’t want to lose their place in line have resorted to popping a squat right there in the corner. Another user who said he was a park employee confirmed that the problem’s gotten so bad, the park even installed cameras to dissuade public poopers - to no avail.

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“Bodily fluids no longer bother me after working at Disney,” the user wrote. “Let's just say that the attraction I work at has what the cast ended up dubbing 'the poop hall' because of the amount of times guests have gone in there and pooped. We even put up a camera and it didn't stop it.”

Park workers even reportedly have a code name for alerting clean-up crews to human waste: “Human Code H,” with the “H” short for “horsecrap.”

The mounds of crap piling up along the walkways a la San Francisco aren’t likely to pursuade Disney’s flagging fanbase to return to the parks anytime soon. According to Magicguides.com, the average price of a Walt Disney World vacation for a family of four in 2023 was about $5,240, far outside the typical middle-class family's budget and way more than anyone would want to pay to stand in line for an hour and a half next to a turd baking in the Orlando sun.

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