Ever wonder how Disney parks stay so clean? If you’ve stayed in the parks a bit after closing time, you’ve probably noticed custodial cast members starting to clean. Well, that goes on all night, as well as repairs, gardening, painting, and yes, taking care of the feral cat colony that lives at Disneyland. Rather than evict the cats,
“Park workers have also found a resourceful way to remove other unwanted guests — rodents.
Years ago — no one seems to know when — feral cats began to sneak into the park, living among the park’s trees and shrubs during the day. At night, they venture out, and an estimated 200 cats now prowl through Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure Park.
But instead of evicting the cats, Disneyland’s animal wranglers work to control the feline population by spaying and neutering the adult cats and finding homes for all kittens born in the resort. The cats eat at five permanent feeding stations installed throughout the two parks.”
I always say, Disney is a company that just gets things right, and I think this is one of those cases: A smart, humane solution. As an animal lover, this warms my heart.
If you want to read more about what happens in Disney parks after the guests go home, check out this article in the L.A. Times.