While Disney officials deny this is a recurring problem, a Disney watchdog blog said that this isn't the only incident of visitors possibly scattering the ashes of loved ones in the rides, specifically dark attractions.
Al Lutz, editor of miceage.com, said crew members get reports up to once a month when witnesses or security cameras catch riders tossing suspicious powders. The Haunted Mansion was the most common choice. Lately, the Pirates ride – where the motto is "Dead Men Tell No Tales" – has become another popular spot.
Sgt. Rick Martinez, spokesman of the Anaheim Police Department, said after Disney security responded to the report Friday, a police officer was called. But the officer was unable to follow up without a good description of the culprit. Plus, there wasn't enough of the powder to collect for analysis.