The question on many fans’ minds when we walk through those magical Insider, former Cast Members reveal Parks, sharing some anecdotes from their time working for Disney. gates is: “What to do at today?” Well, in an exposé by
Many of their frustrations stem from a lack of basic courtesy, though there are some interesting insights that only a can provide.
So here is their advice for what you can do to make a ‘s life more pleasant while still enjoying your own .
Note: We have anonymously included the anecdotes and tips from Cast Members within this article, just as they were written on Insider. You can find each of their quotes in italicized text throughout this post.
Cast Members’ advice for Parks
Height restrictions are there to keep you safe
Cast Members become rightly frustrated when some parents try make their kids look tall enough to get on a specific attraction. If a like Space Mountain or has a height restriction, it’s for everyone’s safety.
The same principle applies for any other , even more tame experiences like
“This ranged from padding their shoes so they would be the right height for a, to lying about their age if a had an age requirement to solo … height requirements can mean the difference between a fun experience and a very serious injury.”
“Cast members just want to keep everyone safe – don’t lie to them about things like this.”
Asking for freebies isn’t cool
Getting a complimentary extra FastPass or an unexpected visit from to any trip. However, if you’re lucky enough to be selected for a “magical moment” once, it’s recommended that you don’t actively seek it out again. adds that
“Cast members are trained to observe and listen to all the guests, and when they see an opportunity for a magical moment, [they] make it happen [for the guests] … It really ruins the magic when it’s forced or asked for.”
“Do not simply ask for extra FastPasses to be cheeky.”
Your should be fun, but not at the expense of others
Cutting lines at a is poor form
For the Walt , this one can be infuriating. Yes, the weather is pretty unpredictable and standing in the hot sun can be brutal. But whether you’re waiting for a meet and greet or to ride , nobody is exempt from waiting in line:
“Lines are there for a reason … It would also be amazing if all guests just respected the lines. It’s mainly teenagers that try to cut the long lines and it is definitely not allowed.”
Swearing and excessive alcohol consumption is not in the spirit
The a little bit of magic every time someone drops an F- or S-bomb near a child. Equally, having a pint at the British pavilion at is one thing, but downing several at a themed Martinis is a whole other level: Parks are a place for families first and foremost.
“I wish guests didn’t walk around the park drunk [and] swear, complain, or talk badly about the characters … Everyone is there to have an amazing and magical time, and these things can ruin it.”
“Many guests have waited their whole life and dug into their savings to get to theparks … My hope is that more people realize that and let every guest enjoy their visit.”
Bad behavior can give you a F to consequences
Trash belongs in trash cans — your is no exception
Why ruin the beauty of or the Golden Age wonder of by littering the place with trash? Littering leads to extra work for Cast Members:
“I wish people would stop throwing trash in the themed queue areas …puts so much thought, time, and effort into theming their queues to make them engaging for guests, and nothing ruins the magic like seeing a discarded soda cup or other pieces of trash out of place before a cast member has had time to remove it.”
Defacing rides and property is illegal, even at a
This should also go without saying, but don’t deface the parks. It just kills the and the thematic immersion that each is so well-known for. More to the point, why would you want to ruin the Most Magical Place on Earth?
“Please do not climb or damage the attractions and set pieces. It was heartbreaking to see that as soon as Toy Story Land opened inthat guests had already begun to deface the walls and sets in queue lines.”
Little things can have a big impact on other Guests
Phones and tablets can be really annoying during shows
We’ve all been there. We’re about to settle into or DreamsHappily Ever After, when all we can see is the person in front’s iPhone, right in our face. Fortunately, the selfie stick is a thing of the past at Disney resorts, but that doesn’t stop people from blocking the view of others with their devices.
Most of the fireworks shows have even been uploaded to Youtube for you to enjoy, so please think of other guests before you spend twenty minutes watching the show through your device.
“Please leave the iPad at home … You are there to experience the magic in person, not from behind your screen. I always get annoyed when watching a nighttime show like Happily Ever After, for example, but my view is blocked by a scene of screens.”
Camping at The Magic Kingdom for nighttime shows
Walt World crowds are difficult to navigate, but during the light shows, they can be a nightmare. Be respectful of your fellow guests and Cast Members and leave appropriate space for people to get around.
“I skip watching the fireworks from the front of the castle (like everyone else)”.
This former Cast Member instead suggests watching from behind, near Fantasyland:
“The view is better – hardly any guests watch from the back – and the cast members come out and enjoy the show with you … They even interacted with my daughter last time and made her a princess during the show.”
Which the ? Let us know in the comments below.tip resonated with you? Will you be thinking of these the next time you head to or