The following is an excerpt taken from Klive Norem’s NetGuide, Attraction Historia: Inside the Hidden World of Theme Parks.

Most theme parks have a tendency to keep quiet about their behind-the-scenes happenings. One of the most common questions I often get asked is ‘if there are really secret utility tunnels and “backstage” sublevels in certain parks?’ The answer is yes. Many parks build utility corridors underground to allow employees ease of travel and to perform basic support operations—whether for running attractions or more mundane aspects, like trash removal.

Smaller theme parks may opt not to build an extensive—and expensive—network of tunnels beneath the park but, instead, may set up modest passages, or even basements, beneath certain attractions.

Unfortunately, much to many of my readers’ disappointment, what goes on below the park is usually rather boring.

Danger Zone One. Story by Midnight. Art by Salaiix.