A cast member dressed as the Evil Queen, the villain from Snow White, chats with guests visiting Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The Real Cost of Working in the House of Mouse. September 2018. For more than 63 years, Disneyland has proclaimed itself the “happiest place on earth.” But a recent survey revealed that one in ten of its employees has experienced homelessness while working there. How the world’s most famous theme park became a distinctly unmagical place to make a living.