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Cast Member positions at Disney theme parks are highly sought-after. However, once employed, Cast Members must stick to some pretty strict guidelines.

For Disney, it's all about maintaining a great "guest experience". Since the early days of Disneyland, when Walt Disney himself walked the streets of the park, ensuring that the "show" at its parks is not harmed has been the company's utmost priority. For Cast Members, that means sticking to a rigid code of conduct and following what some might consider to be some pretty old-fashioned rules. Here are 5 things that Disney's staff are strictly NOT allowed to do.

5. Point with one finger

Disney Point
Image: Allan, Flickr

Ask a Cast Member for directions to the nearest restroom, and they'll invariably point you in the right direction. What they won't do, though, is point with one finger. Why not? Well, in some cultures pointing with one finger is seen as impolite. And pointing with two fingers or the full hand can be clearer, too.

4. Wander into other areas

Frontierland Cast Member
Image: Loren Javier, Flickr

Walt Disney is said to have been outraged by the sight of a Frontierland cowboy strolling through Tomorrowland. That's one reason why the Magic Kingdom was designed with extensive underground tunnels to enable employees to get from one area to another without being seen "on stage". There are exceptions (for parades, for example), but generally speaking anyone wearing a costume for a particular area should only be seen wearing it in that land.

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As a past Disney Cast member I can 100% say we ARe allowed to say I don't know. The only thing Disney doesn't want is to do is curse in front of guests and even then we break that rule. As far as trash, we are encouraged to pick it up but not required. If your PhotoPass with 15Lbs of equipment that she worth 5,000$+ you're not going to go out of your way to pick up a gum wrapper.

I have been going to WDW since 1985 and only missed one year. I my not go to a park but I do go to some place on the Disney grounds. I love to experience everything Disney has to offer. I am 65 and hope to go until I am 105. I want to see all the changes possible and all the things that are still there that I love!

I have been going to WDW since 1985 and only missed one year. I my not go to a park but I do go to some place on the Disney grounds. I love to experience everything Disney has to offer. I am 65 and hope to go until I am 105. I want to see all the changes possible and all the things that are still there that I love!

Too bad we can't enforce this on the general public outside of Disneyland. And a few more rules while we're at it.

It was that way but with h the new leadership from the very top (Iger) all the way down are only worried about making money for corporate and keeping there jobs ! Most of the cast who worked there because it f tradition have left the company.
The park are not clean anymore the attraction are falling apart or some show scene aren't fixed Disney is not what it was anymore and it will s sad

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