5 Ridiculous Things Regularly Seen and Heard by Disney Cast MembersBy Amy Ziese, Wednesday, June 25, 2014 08:00
3. Questions about the Cast Member themselves
Another common category of strange guest questions stems from the fact that not all guests have a firm understanding of how the park works. Guests have complained that Cast Members at the Haunted Mansion look like they hate their jobs with comments like “If you can’t smile, you should just quit.” Well, they can’t smile…but that’s not because they don’t want to. It’s simply part of the elaborate theme of the attraction.
Some guests at Kilimanjaro Safaris want to know how the animals look so real. This answer’s very simple. They look real because they are.
2. Myths about the attractions
Some guests don’t bother to ask questions but simply share their strange assumptions proudly with the rest of their party. While the Pepper’s Ghost effect used in the Haunted Mansion is fairly well known among fans of the ride, one determined guest insisted that the ghosts’ images must come from a projector. On seeing the Iron Man monorail, one woman knowingly told her family about the “Star Trek Train.” During parades, some headstrong guests steer their whole party confidently through the crowds who have been waiting over an hour for the event, convinced that they’ll easily cross the street between floats.
1. Guests' attire
On the assumption that all at Disney must be impeccably clean, guests can be seen traipsing through the park barefoot, wading into the Seven Seas Lagoon (despite the large “no swimming” signs), or reaching to trail their hands in any ride waters they can find. Disney custodial is good but they aren’t miracle workers. Please oh please stay away from any water that doesn’t come out of a fountain or actual food service location.
Since sending the same ride vehicle, selling the same merchandise, or cleaning the same room can get a bit monotonous day after day, sometimes it’s nice to have something like a genuine disbelief that Walt Disney World doesn’t exist within a magical weather bubble to change things up. And the fun isn’t exclusive to Cast Members. Just pay attention to your fellow guests and your next vacation and you’re sure to spot some shockers yourself. Just remember the 3 o’clock parade is at 3 o’clock and you’ll do just fine. And if you’re ever in doubt, just go ahead and ask. Whatever it is you’re wondering it’s probably not the strangest thing that Cast Member has ever heard.