It might be the happiest place on earth, but there is some strange stuff going on with the corporate mouse machine. From cryogenically frozen founders to wraiths in the rides - the house of mouse has its share of folktale and lore. But which of these stories have a foundation in reality and which are nothing but glorified creepypasta? We put on our ears, grab an overpriced corndog, and get to the bottom of Disney conspiracies this week. Plus, the fellas talk about the benefits of living in Orlando (it’s a short conversation), Brent talk about the benefits of having Conspiracy Bot as your accountant (it’s a shorter conversation), and the show benefits with special guest James Payton (unfortunately for him, it isn’t a short conversation) All of that and more on the podcast that’s never been to a Disney theme park, but we do have robots with plans to have our heads frozen - Hysteria 51.
Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV
Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination | Neal Gabler
Disney Discovery Island urban exploring - https://youtu.be/_GmjNTxr1T4
Disney's Forgotten Theme Park - Abandoned Discovery Island - https://youtu.be/va1mawENadI
10 Movie Theories That Completely Change Disney Films - https://youtu.be/mxgkQy4IuJ8
Snopes - https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/suspended-animation/
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walt_Disney_Company
USA Today - https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/05/03/disney-world-what-is-discovery-island-where-man-caught-camping/3074416001/
JPost - https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/no-truth-in-claim-that-walt-disney-was-an-anti-semite-410965
USA Today - https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/09/09/walt-disney-jim-henson-pbs-documentary/71891210/
PBS - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/how-a-strange-rumor-of-walt-disneys-death-became-legend#:~:text=But%20there's%20also%20the%20disturbing,Walter%20Elias%20Disney%20had%20died.