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16 Disney World employees share the craziest thing they've seen at the park.

16 Disney World employees share the craziest thing they've seen at the park.


Working at a Disney theme park can be a magical adventure full of humid Florida heat, entitled parents, screaming children, and starting to believe that you really are 'a friend of Cinderella'...

So, when a Reddit user asked, 'Employees of Disney, what is the craziest thing you've seen happen in the park?' characters, vendors, and ride operators everywhere were ready to share their funniest or weirdest tales from the magic.


Overnight cast member here. Please PLEASE leave your cremated loved ones at home. stop dumping them in Haunted Mansion. They just get vacuumed up and disposed of.- overnight_cm_girl


I worked ODV (outdoor vending). One night I witnessed 'tinkerbell' get stuck on her wire above the castle during the fireworks show in '05. She/he almost got burned up by those fireballs during the Indiana Jones portion of the show.

They eventually turned off the spotlight on her and she just hung there until they were able to reel her in back to the Matterhorn. Lol

That, and seeing Alice on her cellphone cussing out her boyfriend while smoking a cig at the in-between was pretty friggin hilarious. - Binkusama


Late to the party, but I was a safari driver at the Kilimanjaro safari attraction in Animal Kingdom. We had this elephant named Willy. Willy was an exhibitionist. I was driving a safari one day, spewing out facts about Elephants when I hear a tiny voice from the back of the truck yell: MOOOOM! HE HAS FIVE LEGS!!!

I turn, and sure enough, there's Willy, standing with his five foot long d*ck just swaying in the Florida breeze. I had to turn my mic off, I was laughing so hard.- DorothyGaleEsq


I worked in Frontierland Foods, mostly at the Smoked Turkey Leg wagon, from January 1993 until August 1994, then a few weeks each summer through '97. I didn't see really crazy stuff, but there are a few entertaining ones I remember.

I saw one of the stiltwalkers trip and fall during the Surprise Celebration parade. He was on the 6-foot stilts, and went down hard. Two other stiltwalkers came over and positioned their staffs so he could climb up and get back on his feet. He had to have gotten hurt, but he went on to finish the parade.

I saw guests nearly get hit with pieces of firework shell from Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a special event after normal park hours. They were launching fireworks all around the park, not just behind the Castle, and a big chunk of shell landed right in front of the turkey wagon. I ran out and picked it up before anyone noticed a smoking hunk of cardboard and plastic in the street. (I still have it somewhere!)

I nearly walked into Pat Sajak. He was Backstage as I was bringing my cash drawer in for the night, and he popped through the doorway just as I came in. He smiled, said, 'Hi, There!' and was gone out the door.

I was taking my paycheck to cash it at the Cast Member's bank, which is behind the real bank on Main Street. As I walked up, the gate that leads out to the street slammed open, and Donald Duck stomps through, followed by Minnie, Goofy, and a few other Characters.

Donald ripped his head off, slammed it on the ground, and yelled, 'Stupid Kid, Kicked me in the Balls!' I had to try to not laugh at the enraged, 4'6' actor in half a duck suit, out of fear that he'd kick ME in the balls. - Phantom_Scarecrow


I worked a ride in Animal Kingdom a long time ago. Saw a 8-10 foot long snake emerge from an area with lots of plants and bushes. It slowly works it's way through a line of about 200 people. Weaving it's way through people's legs, strollers, bags, etc...then it just casually slips back into another wooded area. No one noticed! - [deleted]


I worked at Club Disney for the brief time it was open. We had codes we used on the radio headsets that were coordinated with character names. For instance, code Baloo meant there was blood that needed to be cleaned up immediately.

One day, I'm taking a stroll around the club to check on things when I spot a small boy about two years old taking a massive dump right in the middle of the play area. He sees me, starts to cry, and runs away with no clothing on the lower half of his body.

I get on the radio and can't think of what to say as we hadn't discussed a code for 'human feces in the play area and naked kid running around.' So I just called, 'I have a code Pooh situation in the play area and Piglet's on the loose.' - in_the_vortex


Former Magic Kingdom food and beverage cast member here. During the holiday season the park becomes extremely crowded. Cast members are very, very outnumbered by guests.

Naturally, the restaurants get very full, and seating becomes limited. In order to accommodate for the high volume, we had to limit seating for those entering the dinning rooms (meaning, no food=no seat, so there's no 'holding' tables). People didn't like this. I lost count at how many times people swore at me (as if I'm the one making up this rule).

It got pretty bad in one of our dinning rooms. One cast member was positioned in front of the dinning room entrance enforcing the no food/no table rule. This dining room was pretty far from the registers and the cast member had little supervision. One man decided it would be a good idea to shove her (making her trip, and subsequently fall down a few steps).

Since the park was so busy, it was almost impossible to ID the person that did this, unfortunately. The same cast member who got tripped, also got spit on by another guest. It's amazing to see how primitive some people act when they don't get their way. - Davidg327


Former Disneyland and California Adventure cast member for over 2 years:

Various medical emergencies.

Parents borderline beating their children.

Grown-a*s adults yelling in the faces of employees over their kid not being tall enough for whatever ride.

Every body fluid imaginable, at least once.

People getting out of of Space Mountain cars while escalating up the ramp.

Various instances of crowd control gone wrong during peak holidays (see: New Year's F*cking Eve, never again. Ever.)

Secondhand story, but a guy in my department got headbutted and had his nose broken during the event mentioned above.

I have a close friend who still works there with 8 years of experience between us in 3 departments. He has even better stories than I do. We'll elaborate on anything and even have proof for an AMA if anyone's interested, so long as we don't reveal enough for people to track us down and fire him/blacklist me from working again. - hXc90sKid


When I was in the Disney College Program 5-6 International College Program Cast Members were terminated for having an orgy in the hot tub at one of the housing areas. - EvelandsRule


Once I was running the main station on a ride (on the load side of the ride). A couple and their two kids (one 7-8 another 10-11 years old) were about to get on the ride, when suddenly the kid (younger of the two) pooped his swimming trunks and it went EVERYWHERE.

The mom screamed ' NOT AGAIN! ' and they left. We had to cycle out the ride and dump the queue (make people leave the line) on a very busy ride with a 2 hour wait. - Panolol


Former cast member here. I spent many years at one of their media companies, but in college I worked at a Disney call center for the Disney catalog. Eventually they opened a new division that was the 'Disney World Priority Seating' call center.

So, people would be calling me in Kansas, looking to make brunch reservations at Cinderella's Castle.

We were told to never let people know we weren't actually on the property. If a customer asked where we were located, we were told to say 'I'm at Disney.' They would even write weather updates every half hour or so on a big board overlooking the call center room. - Casparilla


When I worked on Space Mountain circa 2003, Tom Cruise came on Space Mountain with his then-girlfriend Penelope Cruz and her family. His group gets on the ride, they go have fun, and they come back to the station. As is standard procedure, we asked if they wanted to stay in the car and ride again. This is so they dont have to get out, just to immediately reboard. (star privilege!)

We dispatch the car, and as it starts to move forward, Penolope`s non-English speaking family starts flipping out. Apparently they didnt want to go again. So they stand up. This causes us to press the button to stop the cars (in the station only). Alarms start going off (as the ride is about to break down if we dont start moving them).

The alarms start flipping out the escorts. Everyone but the people who work the ride are flipping out. Beeping, yelling, good times. Anyway, we release the 'station stop'. I have to manually tug the car to the next spot in the station, via the passanger handle bar in the front. This is when my hand came in contact with Tom Cruise's - MykeXero


One day, a kid had ate a bunch of pasta with marinara and then promptly threw it all up right in front of the entrance to Big Thunder Mountain. It was a huge pile of watery barf, easily 2 feet wide and 3 feet long.

So we called custodial, and set up a couple of trash cans to do our best to block the area off so people couldn't step in it.

This dude, wearing all white (white shirt, shorts, shoes) comes running down the path from the exit of the ride to try and get back into the line as soon as he can. We tried to yell at him to stop running, but it was too late.

He thought he would be a super cool guy and jump between the trash cans. He didn't count on there being a river of barf. So he jumps, lands in the barf and his legs slip out from under him, and he falls/rolls into all the red marinara barf. It took him a few seconds to comprehend what had just happened, but he eventually let out a blood curdling scream.

Thankfully a manager was walking by when all this happened, so my fellow greeter and I didn't have to actually deal with him. We did have to write a quick report on what we had witnessed, in case the guy tried to sue or something though. As far as I know, nothing came of it though. - atheistpiece


I was a Disney employee for the summer. My two favorite memories:

Coming out of a bathroom stall and washing my hands next to a half dressed Mary Poppins.

I was sitting with a group of guys by where Mickey and Minnie get dressed. When they came out, the guys started cat-calling Minnie. The guy that was Mickey said, in a perfect Mickey voice, 'If you look at my girlfriend again I'm gonna pop ya!' - [deleted]


A co-worker of my at Disney World once helped escort Michael Jackson through some employee only areas to avoid the crowds surrounding him. He got an autograph on a napkin. - Schweppes7T4


I was working in the kitchen at Cinderella's castle when this family of 4 came in for their dinner. About half way through the dinner the husband politely stands up and taps his glass for attention.

He announced that his wife of 15 years has been cheating in him for over a year. The entire place stood still in shock. He motioned for his kids paid the waitress and left the wife crying at the table. - Azov237

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