While it may seem obvious that Disney employees wouldn’t want the whole park knowing about a messy clean-up incident, there are other things they want to keep under wraps as well. With that in mind, a “white powder alert” tells staff that someone is attempting to scatter human ashes on site. This is completely illegal.
It’s not unusual for people to want to scatter their loved one’s ashes at Disney parks, given the emotional ties some people form with the resorts. However, besides being illegal, doing so can create huge problems in the park. For instance, if ashes are spread on a ride, it must be evacuated and closed while staff clean up the remains.