anyone up for a break-in?

Fun Fact: There are over 200 feral cats that live in Disneyland. They are fed, fixed, and cared for by Disney staff. The cats come around at night after the crowds are gone, and used to control the mice population. Watch out Mickey, you little shit. There’s a claw coming your way.

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Anyone else think Disney at night would be fun as hell? A theme park full of 200 cats. Much better than the typical loud, poop-scented, temper-tantrum-throwing crowd you usually have to put up with. This is my idea of the happiest place on earth. Rock on, Disney. Pussy lovers unite!

torakittyΒ (Tora-kitten is now a die-hard Disney fan)

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110 thoughts on “anyone up for a break-in?

  1. Kaitlyn says:

    I have heard about this and love it! I’ve also spotted them a couple times! My friend used to work there and told me some spots where they keep little houses for them to sleep in!!

  2. Chaos Muse says:

    They also have geese. Which according to a anonymous employee interview I read, they will try to kill you. lol!
    Fun loving quacky quacks turn into stuff of nightmares once they don’t like you. Geese are very territorial.
    My sister just (In October) took a trip there. Great fun, cats really are everywhere. They don’t just wait for the night, daytime had so many people you just don’t see them as much, some of the cats just chill wherever cause visitors will feed them leftovers or snacks. lol!

  3. Miriam says:

    Yep, definitely love the idea of Disney without the crowds but over run and taken over by cats. Makes me think of the movie Rattatouie and all they got up to jn the restaurant.

  4. Cole Adler says:

    So they do this exact same thing in New Orleans (I learned about it just after moving here). Here they’re called neighborhood cats – as long as someone takes the cat to the vet once a year for tagging and shots, the cat will be left along to roam the neighborhood.

    Certain neighbors hate it because they find paw prints on their car hoods in the morning.

    Those ones are an odd lot.

  5. Marissa Bergen says:

    Oh my gosh, how ironic is that? A place devoted to a mouse sends cats in to kill mice after midnight! When I lived in Manhattan, no matter how clean your place was, mice were unavoidable. That’s why I got my two…only to find they didn’t actually kill the mice so much as play with them. The body disposal was not pleasant.

      • Marissa Bergen says:

        Oh, is that what they were doing? My sister and I came home and found it dead on the floor. After 3 hours of arguing over who should dispose of the body and why we finally decided to put a bucket over it and slip an album under it (I mean a 33 vinyl album in it’s sleeve) and then run screaming to the window (well that wasn’t so much a decision so much as what actually ended up happening) and throw it (the mouse) out on the street. This is going to sound perfectly horrible but I remember that album happened to be a David Bowie album. It was picked randomly of course and let’s just say it will always hold a special place in my heart because of that.

      • Blair (The Shameful Sheep) says:

        Wow, what a weird coincidence with Bowie. I love that you left a dead rodent on your floor for 3 hours haha. *shudders* I’m not sure if this is the case for your situation – but cats like to present dead animals to their owners. They hunted for you, and are sharing their prey. It means they love you. So touching, right? Hahah.

      • Marissa Bergen says:

        3 hours was probably an exaggeration but we fought a long time over who was gonna take that thing out.
        I don’t know, maybe next cat I have can just give me some chocolate to show their love.

  6. Melissa says:

    My plan as a child was to hide out on Tom Sawyer Island until they were closed, then have a blast. I also did a post on my Happy Apocalypse blog about how I think Cinderella’s Castle would be the ideal post-apocalyptic shelter. I’d run around in the Pooh costume and use the draft horses as my primary source of transportation. Oooooh! And the dinosaurs in the Grand Canyon! That would be so fun.

  7. Matthew says:

    The cats are out and about all the time, people are just typically a little too preoccupied to notice them.
    Sad fact, two kids tried to stay at Disneyland at night on Tom Sawyers (now Pirates Liar or something) Island. At dark they tried to swim off the island and one drowned.
    As a kid, I wanted to live in Disneyland. I still do, actually. Maybe someday.

  8. 2ndhalfolife says:

    OK, I will now risk a mob lynching…but I absolutely cannot stand Disneyland. But this story redeems it…only slightly. I would rather be there after hours though–with the cats. Yes…kill the Mouse….!

      • 2ndhalfolife says:

        Too commercial, plastic fantastic. Fake and touristy filled with obnoxious people. Sorry. Not my idea of a vacation. I want away from people and fake stuff. Give me nature. I couldn’t find one vegetarian meal in the whole place. But this was probably 15 years ago. I admit, I’m very unamerican.

      • Blair (The Shameful Sheep) says:

        I only go once every 5 or so years. It’s expensive as hell. I opt for more quiet, lazy vacations as well. I just want to lay on a beach somewhere and stare off into the distance. Not deal with mass crowds. I went to DisneyWorld on Christmas 2 years ago. Never again.

      • 2ndhalfolife says:

        Wow you are brave! We went because my middle daughter picked it as her Make-A-Wish. I begged her to pick something cooler but since it was her wish I had to go along 😊

  9. Clare says:

    Obviously there must be a white one, called Marie, she wears a pink bow and speaks French of course. Actually truth be told we have a cat at home with a French accent, he’s a terrible snob and moans about everything. I can’t be the only one with a cat like that surely? πŸ˜‰

  10. joey says:

    I feel like they’re missing out on a great secondary entertainment, which would be to film the park at night, with the kitties stalking and pouncing about, and share the footage!

  11. tric says:

    Don’t hate me, but I’m not really a cat person. However Disney at any time would do me. We’ve never managed to get there. We promised our kids one day we would… they are now almost grown up and we no longer speak of it. Oh dear. Maybe in years to come we’ll go with grandkids.

  12. Stacey Ann says:

    I did not know that…learn something new every day! The hubby and I went to Hersheypark for their christmas festivities and saw a cat pass thru and into a fenced area…of course I wanted to grab it and take it home but no luck. I’m guessing he lives at the park but no clue. 😦

  13. chris jensen says:

    Thanks for dropping by for a read…

    i’m not a big cat lover, however spending the night there would be more fun than in the daytime
    with all those spoiled humans…

    hugs & kisses chris

  14. nombre de la pluma says:

    I went to a Disney park once, lovely except for the “It’s A Small World” flashbacks. I even rode a roller coaster, something I don’t like. They made me take off my glasses so I couldn’t see anything but moving lights and felt the vertigo. It was not worth my investment, overall. But I think the cat aside is really fascinating. I love animals, but I don’t currently have any pets.

    • Blair (The Shameful Sheep) says:

      Oh, that’s terrible. I can’t believe they made you take off your glasses – I’ve never heard of that before. That would make me sick, too. Ick. I can’t ride the coasters at all because I get terrible motion sickness even if I take medicine. It’s not worth it lol.

  15. frithe13th says:

    Never been to Disneyland but this piece of news excites me! I have been to Disney World 2x and have not seen cats running around. Have you heard of Japan’s cat island entirely full of cats?! That’s my type of vacay ;).

  16. KatieComeBack says:

    Disney isn’t my bag. Feels to me like you pay a boatload of money to wait in various lines, ya know?

    But my parents took me when I was a kid, and it’s a fabulous memory. So maybe I’m just…crotchety. πŸ˜€

  17. rgayer55 says:

    Do they have litter boxes, or do they just let them crap in the rides? BTW–what’s that stuck on the back of your pants? Didn’t sit on a tootsie roll, did you?

  18. spartacus2030 says:

    Oh for sure they would pussy foot around with you… Wouldn’t Dysneyland be a bit of a rook? I’ve been to a Balloon store, and it’s usually chaos in there! Hang gliding wood bee more thrilling, and it’s reusable! A flea circus would be good, but you can’t see anything withought a high powered microscope 😦

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