The Real Deal
The props and decorations used in Disneyland are pretty amazing. The Castles, the forest, the safari. They’re incredible, right? But an ex Disney Imagineer (they’re responsible for creating and designing the parks and its attractions) let slip that sometimes if you want to be authentic, you have to use the real thing. There are just some props that lack authenticity.
When the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opened in 1967, it used real human skeletal remains! The Disney Imagineers couldn’t, at that time, replicate skeletons to their satisfaction. So they did the next best thing – procured skeletons from UCLA’s Medical Center! Now, cast members swear they no longer have any human remains in the Park. The skeletons were given a proper burial after they were replaced.