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.
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!
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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!!
Yeah, that’s awesome! I’ve never been to Disneyland – only DisneyWorld. I feel like I’m missing out lol
You totally need to go at least once!! I love Disneyworld so much but you still gotta experience Disneyland!!
I totally agree lol
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!
Geese scare me lol I haven’t heard of there being a problem with them at Disney. Jeez. If I was a cat, I’d hang around in the day too. Free food is awesome.
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.
I love Ratatouille. Such a good movie. Although, I don’t think I’d want a rat cooking my food.
Me neither. Had cockroaches in my kitchen the other day. That was enough to turn me off. Need a cat!
Oh, cockroaches are the one bug that scare me. Are they really big in Australia, too? Here you can here them crawling. Ahhh. Hurry, adopt a cat lol
Oh yeah, they’re big all right. I hate them with a passion. Hope we don’t have a plague – I’d have to call in all the cats from Disney land!
200 cats descending on your house would be pretty fun, though. The plague… not so much 🙂
that’s awesome!!! I wish I could personally witness this phenomenon.
Same. Seems a trip to Disneyland is in order 🙂
As ever….. 🙂
Love this discovery! I wonder where they stay during the day… in one of the buildings of Its a Small World? Or maybe in Neverland…
I believe they have built them cat-houses. But… I feel like your ideas are better. Yeah, I’m just going to tell myself they live in Neverland lol
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.
That’s awesome. I’d never heard of that before. Are they friendly? Now I want to visit NO lol
They’re more chill than friendly. They like to hang out and watch what’s going down in the neighborhood. But approach them and they sort of turn their noses up and wander away. They put in their annual dealing with people and are ready to move on.
Seems very cat-like lol.
Oh yeah, much better at night! I wonder if they’d let you rent out Disneyland for a party? You know, if we all chipped in?
Oh god. That would be amazing. I’m sure it would cost an astronomical amount. Maybe someone I know will win the lottery tomorrow and we can give it a try haha
Cool! Keep me posted!
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.
Haha, aw. They were probably leaving you the killings as a gift. How thoughtful. My cat does that to bugs. She tortures them slowly and plays with them. Rips off their wings and legs one by one. It makes me feel bad. lol
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.
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.
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.
That sounds so bazaar, I checked Snopes. Apparently true.
I thought it was fake at first, too. Very strange.
Who cleans up the cat shit? Goofy?
Dear god… I hope so.
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.
Oh wow, you had it all planned out. Running around in a Pooh costume during the apocalypse sounds like a good way to go out.
Wha?? I’m going to Disneyland on Saturday and will be there for a week. *makes note to be on the look out for cats to pet and cuddle*
What a coincidence! I’m insanely jealous lol. I hope you have fun 🙂 … and find a lot of cats.
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.
That’s a sad story. Jeez. Living in Disneyland would be awesome. I’ve never been there, only to World. I wish there were cats roaming around there in the daytime.
And I’ve never been to Disney World. Let’s switch places for a few days, I’ve been dying to go. I always sort of assumed there would be Disney cats at every park, makes sense they aren’t necessary everywhere.
I’ve never seen cats at World. I’m down for switching places for a few haha
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….!
Haha. What’s your beef with Disney? Just curious.
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.
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.
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 😊
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? 😉
I like the sound of this cat! One of mine is a snob, and sounds quite like yours. No French accent, but a definite Italian one. Silly kitties 🙂
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!
I agree! They should set up a live feed you can access online. I’d totally watch that lol
I DID know this and I LOVE it! I too would love to go at night. I’d work for Disney as head cat lady in a heartbeat!
Haha, the sounds like the perfect job. I’d want to work there, too!
I’m in!! 🙂
Yesssss ! 🙂
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.
No hate! I know plenty of people who aren’t cat fans. They are kind of assholes. (The cats… Not the people lol) Disney with grandkids sounds fun 🙂 it’s a must-do at some point in your life for sure.
I don’t know. Think I would rather vacation here every couple of years for my major pussy fix. Wouldn’t even have to wait until nightfall, it seems.
Oh, I’d love to go there. I love that Japan is all about cats. Let’s go. Field trip time
Oh that is so brilliant. i want to go there !!!
We need a serious fund-raiser.
Maybe one of us will win the Powerball. Ha.
Yeah, have a few of those. One can dream . . .
Ditto. If I win – I’m taking us to Japan. Woo
BTW, wrote another naughty poem this evening . . . just a few moments ago, in fact.
I’m on it lol
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. 😦
Maybe Hershey has a similar setup 🙂
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
Animals are definitely better than people 🙂
Interesting! I’m a big animal lover! And that kitty is just adorable!!
Thanks 🙂 I might be biased, but… I think she’s pretty darn cute, too
What a mind-blower, 300 cared-for ferals. You have changed my thinking about Disney 180 degrees. Really nice post!
Awesome! They definitely improved a lot in my mind, too 🙂
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.
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.
Sounds like a fun place to be until they start being needy and bug the crap out of me. I’d like to visit.
That could get annoying lol
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 ;).
Yes. I need to go to Japan. I wonder if you can live there? That would be amazing lol
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I didn’t know this. What fun it was to find out.
Had no idea! Love the crazy/fun stuff you discover! PS Miss Tora is SO CUTE! 🙂
I’m biased – but I totally agree 🙂
I hope they eat Mickey. I’m trying to get with Minnie
That’s a bit weird. But… her bow is pretty bangin’
yes that’s what I meant, she had a nice bow.
that’s how you start a day right there, with a : hahaha
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. 😀
Crotchety is pretty cool, too haha. It IS a shit-ton of money. I don’t think I’ll pay to go again until I have kids. I went over Christmas week two years ago, and you could barely move. Wasn’t really worth it.
Exactly….that’s a lot of shoes one could buy….
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?
Good questions. There’s gotta be loads of cat shit all over the landscaping. Be careful where you step next time you go! Lol
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 😦
Tora kitten is so adorable! I never knew this about Disneyland. Very cool!
Thanks 🙂 it makes me like Disney a lot more!
What about Disney World? I haven’t been down there in probably 20 years but if I could hang with 200 cats…
I haven’t seen anything about it in DisneyWorld. Just Land. I’m hoping cats are all over Orlando, too 🙂
That is so cool! But Goggle “cat island” in Japan if you haven’t already — it’s mind blowing 🙂
I need to go there! Lol
Wow! I had no idea that there was any element of Disney that could be fun, NO CHILDREN AND HUNDREDS OF CATS – Heaven.
Right?!! haha. Way better at night.
That’s an awesome picture of Tora! ~(=^‥^)ノ☆
Pet ALL the cats!
That’s what I’d do for sure 🙂
My cats are now demanding i bring them to disneyland.
You’d probably never get them back! But… it seems like a pretty fun place to live. I don’t blame them lol