If you’ve ever been to a theme park, then you’re all too familiar with the hours-long winding lines that you need to stand in while waiting to enjoy a three-minute-long roller coaster ride. But one thing you may have never thought about is the desperate measures that theme park patrons take to not lose their spot in line.
The problem has gotten so bad, that SFGATE has recently reported that Disneyland and Disney World attendees have on numerous occasions relieved themselves in public, and left their poop on the ground for the custodial staff to sweep away when the permeating pile is discovered.
Defecating In Line Is So Common That Disneyland Has A Code To Refer It
Disneyland poop is actually so common that it’s referred to as a “Code H” among custodial staff. Though the term was originally coined in reference to horse crap, which was a common occurrence when horses pulling Main Street Vehicles stopped trotting to void their bowels, the term has taken on a new meaning, where the “H” now stands for “human.” To make matters more disgusting, many Disney World staffers refer to the passageway outside of the Flight of Passage attraction as “the poop hallway.
Disney Already Operates Mid-Queue Restrooms For Long Lines
The most baffling part about Disneyland patrons leaving poop behind as they wait in line is the fact that some attractions actually have mid-queue restrooms that have clearly been underutilized. In an ideal world, a guest could find a cast member, tell them about their impending critical mass, step out of the line, and return with little to no fuss after finding a proper place for refuse.
Well, there might be some fuss, but you have to think about the alternative. A Disneyland patron could easily come to terms with somebody leaving their spot and returning after exchanging a few words, but using a souvenir drinking straw to pick human waste out of the treads of your Nikes is something that will haunt your dreams forever.
The Waste Problem Has Been A Disney Parks Issue For Quite Some Time
The Disneyland poop problem isn’t a recent phenomenon, however. In fact, a couple of former Disneyland custodial team workers have talked about the issue at length in their tell-all book, Cleaning the Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt’s Dream Spotless. The authors of the book, Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, worked at the park in the 1990s and 2000s, meaning that the mush has been brushed under the rug for quite some time, even if you’re only just now hearing about it for the first time.
It’s A Major Problem Everywhere
Bathroom accommodations (or lack thereof) at theme parks and large events have always been one of those unspoken problems that we’ve, up until now, tried to ignore. From Tool fans wearing diapers to concerts so they don’t miss out on a blistering jam session inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, to the fecal-infused mud-slinging during Green Day’s Woodstock ‘94 set, we’re reminded once again that even at Disneyland, everybody poops.
On Your Next Disney Trip, Be On The Look Out
Though there’s not much we can do at Disneyland aside from encouraging our fellow guests to poop behind closed doors, we hope that this article serves as a cautionary tale for those who are booking a trip to the most magical place on Earth.