There have actually always been differing rumors about exactly what happened to Walt Disney’s body following his death in 1966. The usual theme behind all of these reports is that of a macabre conspiracy linking the late genius’ body to the firm and the parks.
Probably the most widely known Disney urban legend of all time is that Walt Disney, in hopes of one day being treated of his ailments asked to be frozen till such a time where doctors could securely bring him back to life and restore him to complete health. The concept appears logical, and the science does exist to carry out such a morbid embalming. Could Walt Disney really be a human Popsicle someplace? The most apparent problem with this theory is that in order for a person to be frozen, the procedure should be done while the customer is still alive. Customers allegedly select the solution when a medical condition has actually become excessive to bear and they are hardly clinging to life. Given that we understand Walt did, in fact pass away, we know that the procedure, as described by professionals and sci-fi lovers alike, might not have actually been carried out.
Once the report of a totally frozen cadaver was disproven, and it was revealed that Disney had a grave to comfortably reside in, a new idea arose. Individuals started to state that maybe only his head was frozen. This option appears outlandish, however it would explain how he could possibly have a charming family burial and be cryogenically frozen at the exact same time. This solution would certainly also give solace to millions of people who hope that the mind behind the terrific Disney Empire is not dead, however could be awoken in the future to continue working its magic. I will let the clinical impossibilities run through your head and will merely say that it is an amusing campfire story and absolutely nothing more.
Robert Ettinger’s book on cryonics came out 2 years prior to Disney’s death in 1966. In the book (published 1964) the concept of freezing is only proposed, as at this time, bit was known about the opportunities. In 1972, Walt Disney’s daughter Diane wrote, “There is absolutely no truth to the report that my father, Walt Disney, desired to be frozen. I question that my father had actually ever before heard of cryonics.”
The 3rd most spread Disney report is that Walt is buried someplace inside the Magic Kingdom, where workers and affluent followers can easily visit with him, in a cult-like way. The idea that Disney was buried in his beloved Disneyworld is comforting to some however it turns the idea of a guy having pride for just what he’s achieved into a terrifying tale of obsession which conspiracy theorists love. It is not true that his body can be visited within the parks. However if you must know, rumors state that he is either in Tomorrowland, or in the Haunted Mansion, concealed among additional ghostly coffins.
The fact, as revealed by his family members is that Walt Disney perished 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.