Cast Members are a vital part of The Walt Disney Company in order to make everything in the Parks run smoothly, from food and merchandise to security, upkeeping of the Parks, and even character interactions.
Cast Members go through a series of training processes in order to provide Guests with the best experience while visiting the Park. This includes being trained to be as positive and as nice as possible to both the young and the young at heart. Any negative attitude or mistreatment towards Guests (such as swearing, yelling, punching, etc.) by Cast Members is not tolerated and may result in termination if repeated offenses take place.
With more immersive and interactive attractions coming to Disney Parks, Cast Members have to assume more demanding roles, like Resistance fighters and First Order supporters at Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Staying in character is crucial to keeping the attraction immersive and making the Guests’ experience unforgettable.
However, sometimes it’s impossible to maintain the ruthless facade of a First Order officer, especially with Guests trying to make Cast Members break character.
In a video posted on TikTok by caretap (@caretap), we can see a Cast Member trying her best to stay in character, walking away from a couple of Guests after making a vine reference that had them bursting out laughing. However, after walking back and seeing the Guests’ reactions, she can’t hold her laughter anymore and breaks character.
You can watch the video below:
Cast Member character break during Averi’s first time on Rise of the Resistance!! @averikochiss_ #disney #VenmoSpringBreak #castmember #wdw #starwars #actor #roommates #vine
Many viewers were concerned about what would happen to the Cast Member due to this incident. It should be noted that Guests should not try to make anyone “in character” break intentionally.
The original creator explained that she and her friend were wearing Disney buttons that said “I’m Celebrating Roommates,” hence the Vine reference. Funnily enough, this video made its way to the Cast Member’s account, who commented:
Omg hi that’s meeee. So sorry, I was in an incredibly good mood that day and was not fully in bad guy mode yet. But hey bestieeeee
While at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can enjoy Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith on Sunset Boulevard. By the Chinese Theater, Guests prepare to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. In Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash always boasts a long line with others shooting their shot on Midway Mania or spinning their brains out on Alien Swirling Saucers. Of course, you have to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk or green milk and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run!
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