Disneyland is the happiest place on earth but definitely not paradise to mice. As ironic as the Mickey and Minnie Mouse are mice, Disneyland dislikes pests and eradicating them is done using a very simple yet interesting method. Employing an army of cats.
The presence of pests such as mice and rats are unacceptable in such a world-class park as Disneyland but being overrun by pest may still become a possibility. There are a lot of attractions, hundreds of things to do, millions of visitors and numerous eating places all around the premises of each Disneyland park. Pests could be a growing problem anywhere in and around the premises if not dealt with accordingly.
Using cats to fight pests is one of Disneyland secrets that you may have heard of but never thought was true. Disneyland does not just end the day with a fantastic fireworks display but also setting loose a number of cats just to hunt for mice when the park closes.
These cats do this routine regularly and have done their jobs excellently for the past decades. These cat armies are also fed and cared for by park employees. And of course, cat population is also kept controlled by neutering or spaying them. Cats that manage to have babies are taken cared for as well; the park arranges for a special adoption process to send kittens to caring and loving homes.
So the next time you visit any Disneyland park anywhere around the world, stop and admire how pest-free and clean the surroundings are. Every inch of each park has to be ready for millions of visitors that visit each year and this is all possible thanks to dedicated park maintenance personnel and of course Disney’s hardworking army of cats!