It’s not called The Magic Kingdom for nothing. The real magic is found when the park closes. That is, if your idea of magic is used condoms, severed doll heads, guns, Bob Hope, and blood. Below are some of the strangest things found by amusement park staffers, as told on Reddit.
THE FORMAL CENTIPEDE
I found a backpack with like 100 old socks in it after the park closed one night. All of the socks were black.
SOME KID FOUND A GREAT SOUVENIR
We were told to look around for a guest’s glass eyeball that fell out during his ride. We never found it.
CAN’T IMAGINE THE SCENARIO WHERE THIS WOULD BE NECESSARY
We had trouble with a clogged toilet. Finally brought the big guns in, the plumber pulled out half a bra.
DROPOUT WASN’T JUST A CLEVER NAME FOR THE RIDE
I worked as a lifeguard in California’s Raging Waters about ten years ago. There’s one really steep, really tall ride called Dropout that’s famous for two reasons: 1. It’s scary as hell because your back doesn’t touch the slide for a second and you freefall and 2. girls lose their tops on it all the time. Well, one early morning, a group of us lifeguards are doing a quick clean before the park opens. We go to Dropout and find MOTHERF-CKING BMX TIRE TRACKS GOING DOWN THE SLIDE! Which would have been cool if there wasn’t a DRIED PUDDLE OF BLOOD AND TEETH LAYING AT THE BOTTOM. There was a trail of blood leading back to the fence where you could sneak out of the park.
GOTTA PASS THE TIME
More condoms than you would believe, in lines.
SUMMER OF HOPE
One year someone kept hiding little pictures of Bob Hope. I found one in an ice bucket. They were found on rides. In cash registers. In gardens. For the entire summer Bob Hope would turn up when you least expected it.
After closing, I saw this hot pink thing lying on the ground by the wave pool. Top of Form I didn’t even know what it was at first, then as I got closer…that’s right, a vibrator.
I ALWAYS HEARD THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO DO IT
I found a plastic baggie with cat skin in it. It was like one of those bear skin rugs. I don’t know how it got there, why it was there… I was pretty freaked out.
JUST PUTTING THE ALCOHOL BACK IN THE COOLER
Cleaning out the picnic shelter in the park, I came across a cooler left behind. I was curious so I opened it up. The first thing that hit me was the smell. I can’t even describe it. It was a cooler full of vomit. Like, A LOT of vomit.
GUYS, I HAVE A FUN WAY TO GET RID OF USELESS TECHNOLOGY
We were called over to setup a perimeter around a trashcan in front of the Confectionery on Main Street and advised that we were awaiting Security to clear an abandoned package. Turns out someone had taped a bunch of wires to an old VHS camera along with some random electronics to make it appear as though a bomb had been placed in one of the trash receptacles prior to a parade. It was inert obviously and was disposed of, however we took it as a penetration test and bumped up security immediately. Needless to say we were on edge the rest of the week.
CHEESEFEET WERE ON HIS BUCKET LIST
A friend and I were walking along when we saw a large amount of liquid cheese that looked like it had been poured in a line so we started to follow it because it was a lot of cheese. The line lasted maybe 40 yards and turned into a dead end, where we found an empty bucket and a chocolate covered banana with cheese footsteps surrounding the bucket. Weirdest thing I’ve ever seen, and I still don’t actually understand what the hell I saw.
WORST. AGENT. EVER.
FBI badge, ID card, and handgun. The agent was extremely relieved to know we hadn’t called the local FBI office to report what we had found.
LET’S BE HONEST, THAT WAS PROBABLY REAL BLOOD
Found a stash of baby dolls in a backpack once. They were all naked and most had their heads removed and then replaced with a head that obviously didn’t belong to that doll. The front pocket made it even creepier. Found a box cutter and a small Tupperware container full of what we assumed was fake blood.