Saturday, August 23, 2008

Dead Rat in Disneyland Cider

David Koenig, Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland (Irvine, CA: Bonaventure Press, 1994), p. 47.

But the worst of the animal intruders were the rats that invaded Tom Sawyer Island in the late Sixties. They were big, ugly rodents that usually came out at night to feast on the popcorn, potato chips and other treats guests had dropped behind. [...] [A Disneyland hostess once] opened a huge barrel that she'd been serving apple cider from all day to discover a dead rat floating inside.