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As anyone even remotely near Katella Avenue can tell you, summer in LA means tourist season—especially for Disneyland. I can remember braving the Anaheim summer as a child, being pushed around the park in a stroller, happily oblivious to the sweltering discomfort of an inland island of concrete and asphalt in mid-afternoon. Fortunately, I was also happily oblivious to some of Disney's more sordid historical truths.

If you've lived in LA for any amount of time, and perhaps even if you haven't, you've likely heard the various myths and rumors about deaths at Disneyland park: people falling off the Matterhorn, jumping out of the Skyway, drowning in the Submarine Voyage. Disney is (obviously) not excited about sharing such unflattering details, but others are not so reluctant.

Courtesy of Boing Boing, take a look at "Deaths at Disneyland" to read about the tragic past of one of LA's most important attractions. (For more information on closed Disneyland attractions, check out Yesterland.)