The 101 code is very dependent on location. While my husband was working attractions in Epcot, what you have in the article was accurate for him, but while, at the same time, I was working outdoor foods at Animal Kingdom, 101 meant that lightning had been spotted and we were to close our locations down.

Afrer working for both resorts, for a number of years, I can tell you the operations has nothing to do with size. Florida just doesn't like to spend money, repairs and maintenance only happen if something becomes fully broken. And so on. Disneyland cares way more than Florida because DLR is the original park. And for technical purposes, DLR is not a "version" of WDW, WDW is a version of DLR.

In reply to by Jason (not verified)

I don't think that the way things are run at WDW is "crappy," I think it's just a much bigger resort with a lot more people and cast members. Things have to be handled differently at each park.

Considering Disney land is a less fun, miniature version of wdw I suggest u take that back

Considering Disney land is a less fun, miniature version of wdw I suggest u take that back

In reply to by alley (not verified)

I guess things are a little different then in the east coast. Grantite Florida runs things so crappy compared to Disneyland.

In reply to by alley (not verified)

I guess things are a little different then in the east coast. Grantite Florida runs things so crappy compared to Disneyland.

In reply to by Jason (not verified)

I have worked at wdw in a variety of roles INCLUDING attractions...and 101/102 IS CORRECT. especially useful for days with thunder...our attraction (back lot tour) would close for weather 101... and back up when weather was clear 102. And that applies to character meet n greets as well as photo positions (i worked for dpi from 2008-2013)

In reply to by Drew (not verified)

Well on the west cost, we use CFA Run for ambulance

Ok first off the codes are wrong for down attractions. 101 is correct. 102 is not. There is no 102 or 103.

100 is delayed opening
101 is attraction down
104 is attraction operational
105 is reduced capacity
106 is return from reduced capacity
904 is fire alarm.

And it is okay for a cast member to refer to an attraction as down or come up with a themed phrase as to why it's closed. For example " We lost Flounder under the sea, and are trying to find him" it's is not acceptable for a cast member to refer to an attraction as broken, or having technical difficulties. Normally guests are told to either return in a couple of hours, or if they are at another location, to have that cast member call over to the attraction to see if it's back up again.

Ok first off the codes are wrong for down attractions. 101 is correct. 102 is not. There is no 102 or 103.

100 is delayed opening
101 is attraction down
104 is attraction operational
105 is reduced capacity
106 is return from reduced capacity
904 is fire alarm.

And it is okay for a cast member to refer to an attraction as down or come up with a themed phrase as to why it's closed. For example " We lost Flounder under the sea, and are trying to find him" it's is not acceptable for a cast member to refer to an attraction as broken, or having technical difficulties. Normally guests are told to either return in a couple of hours, or if they are at another location, to have that cast member call over to the attraction to see if it's back up again.

When I was a cast member at Typhoon Lagoon, one of the lifeguards borrowed my 2 way radio, because the batteries in hers had died. She contacted operations to let them know that she had just removed an AFR, so they needed to "shock the water". When I got back to my work location, I asked my manager if she knew what an AFR was. She laughed and said, "It stands for Accidental Fecal Release. It means that someone pooped in the pool." The rest of the day, I giggled to myself anytime someone ordered the chocolate soft serve.

In reply to by Visitor (not verified)

The quote in the article clearly says that the safari trucks can't leave the road.

In reply to by Visitor (not verified)

Hmm. I was obviously misinformed...I've removed those from the article.

In reply to by Visitor (not verified)

I typed that incorrectly. A vehicular accident is a signal 4, not a signal 5.

In reply to by Visitor (not verified)

A vehicular accident is referred to as a Signal 5 and the code for a fire is a Signal 25. We use signals because we do not ever want to panic a guest.

In reply to by Drew (not verified)

I don't know where the article got the information for the radio call signs for a vehicular accident and a fire but they are not correct, at least not at WDW. And as a former safari driver, we have never been permitted to go off the ride path on the savannah.

In reply to by Drew (not verified)

Thanks! Sounds like you are calling in a SWAT team ;-)

One other code we use frequently - "alpha unit", meaning ambulance.

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