You Know You're a Cast Member When...

Discussion in 'Alumni Discussion' started by vistaway, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. vistaway

    vistaway New Member

    Here's a funny list from The Disney Blog:

    You know you’re a Cast Member when:

    • All your conversations start with “One time at Disney . . .â€
    • You never point with one finger.
    • You’ve worked with or lived with people from every state and at least 5 other countries.
    • You know where all of your friends are every Monday night.
    • You know that “my Friday†could easily fall on a Tuesday (and it probably does).
    • Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Earl of Sandwich… enough said.
    • You can calmly say “Yes, the wait really is 30 minutes†50 times within 10 minutes.
    • You know what an alpha-unit is.
    • You know what a protein spill is, and you can smell Voban from 50 feet away.
    • You speak fluent ‘radio’: 101, 102, 103, 56, 10-4, 10-9 . . .
    • You know where someone can find any Disney character at any time (or at least CHIP knows).
    • You know what CHIP is.
    • You never wait for more than 10 minutes for any attraction.
    • Anything heartwarming that happens is now a “Magical Moment.â€
    • You can spot a hidden Mickey anywhere.
    • You regret not having a FastPass every time you have to wait in a line.
    • You know it’s a costume, not a uniform.
    • You can spot a Mickey antennae on any car that is a mile away.
    • You can recite preshows and even entire attraction spiels without even thinking about it.
    • You have saved a baby elephant from deadly poachers several times.
    • You use the following terms in normal conversation: ADO, ER, MK, the tunnels, DAK, PI, Vista, Commons, Chatham forgetting that no one has a clue what you’re talking about.
    • You start friendly conversations with complete strangers.
    • You know how to perfectly plan your day so that you can see both Illuminations and Wishes.
    • You avoid skipping class more than 3 days in a row and 9 times in 90 days for fear of being kicked out of class.
    • Anytime you go anywhere you wonder what the story is behind the particular place.
    • "The Man" now becomes “The Mouseâ€.
    • You know the colors of all the Monorails.
    • Any WDW commercial brings a tear to your eyes.
    • You know that one of the nighttime shows that is impossible to miss is the “Stroller Races down Main Streetâ€.
    • You have the overwhelming urge to offer to take people’s pictures.
    • You know how to smile and politely answer the question “Why is it raining?†(YES, we seriously get that one.)
    • You think nothing of walking up to lost people and offering directions.
    • You can spend a day at WDW without going on any rides and you still have the time of your life.
    • You have seen the backside of water.
    • Guests ask you for directions… when you aren’t in costume.
    • You can speak Spanish…or at the least the Spanish part of the monorail. “Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas.â€
    • You know what “EPCOT†stands for.
    • It’s not unusual to have lunch at a pub in England and have dinner at a sushi bar in Japan while stopping at Norway for a quick dessert.
    • You can drive a Pargo like a race car.
    • You love using doors that open “Automagically.â€
    • You know that Ghiardelli’s gives away free chocolate…and you have a hat to get that second piece…
    • You know how to answer the question “Do you know what time the 3 o’clock parade is?†(Most common asked question!!!)
    • You don't know any of the names of your managers, but you have your shop stewards cell phone number in your speed dial!
    • You have an overwhelming sensation to pick up trash on your off time.
    • You are happy that High School Musical is doing well because that helps the Disney stock price.
    • You become an expert on the tipping pattern of at least 10 foreign nations.
    • You can still smile when faced with the most foul body odor imaginable.
    • You enjoy scooping ice cream @ 3:00am.
    • You know the true use of a "Honeybucket"!
    • On days off, you go to work to visit your friends.
    • Abbreviations (CDS, CES, FML, MLOA, ROS, STCU, AOP, SPLH, MDS, FDS, COS, COGS, PY, OO's, ODF, w/e, HC, OT, ST, FT, CR, CT, CP, ICP, CIF, CM). I'm sure there are a ton more, but that is what I came up with off the top of my head (if anyone knows all of these, I feel sorry for you)
    • You know where all the dirty references are in each and every disney movie!! s, there are many of them!!!)
    • Not “customersâ€, but “guests.â€
    • You know what it is like to actually “live†where you work.
    • When the mouse becomes the rat.
    • When all customer service sucks outside.

    I think I can say that 75% of these apply to me...the other 25% I have no clue about!

    - Andy
  2. Tiddelypom

    Tiddelypom New Member

    I'm assuming you mean what EPCOT stands for now it doesn't *officially* stand for anything? *smug* :p

    Lol I've not worked there yet but I remember a cm telling us several new acronyms for it hehe :D

    My particular favourite was Elvis Presley Comes on Thursdays lol I'd like to misinform some misguided tourists on that one
  3. vistaway

    vistaway New Member

    Hmmm, the only 'unofficial' EPCOT acronym I can still recall is Every Person Comes Out Tired.
  4. Jorden

    Jorden New Member

    Every Paycheque Comes on Thursday!

    And there was one about Polyester Costumes I heard once...
  5. Chrissi

    Chrissi New Member

    Evil Polyester Costumes Of Torture
  6. Nickie Mouse

    Nickie Mouse New Member

    heres another...

    you wear a lanyard everyday an dont even think about how retarded you look
  7. ElisaTonks

    ElisaTonks New Member

    You know were the smoking areas are even though you don't smoke.

    You spend you whole shift saying "for your own safety please do not climb over the benches!" and then have to supress laughing because they ignore you and fall.

    You know the lyrics to the whole High School Musical 2 show and can do the wildcat dance.

    You know you are going to get caught out saying disney-mgm studios once the name changes to disney's hollywood studios.

    You welcome guests to the most elaborate stroller pad in the world, when you work on the stroller pad at fantasmic.

    You have to constantly tell people to get off trash cans, railings and walls and ask them to stay out of the planters.

    You call every girl dressed in a costume "princess."

    You offer first aid at least three times in one conversation.

    You can spot a happy birthday, happy anniversary, 1st time and just married button a mile off.

    When you hear fireworks, you know which show and park they belong to.

    You go searching for a tell-a-cast on a sunday when you arrive at work.

    You check the hub on a sunday morning for your schedule.

    Guests assume you know which merch location stocks what, even though you are not a merch cast member.

    You feel sorry for cast members who had to wear the very merry christmas party costume.

    You mention how you got your job with disney through yummy jobs (or castaway etc.) in at least one guest conversation every week.
  8. DisneyGibbs

    DisneyGibbs Active Member

    I actually wish I could have worn that can't be any worse than a Jungle Skipper wearing khaki with a red and white striped hat and scarf making you look like you belong in a Where's Wally? book
  9. stu_uk

    stu_uk New Member

    I really want to wear that costume. on my next program i'm thinknig of picking up a shift just to wear it!

    and... you work sunset ops. i used to work there in the summer!
  10. TinkTingeling

    TinkTingeling New Member

    When you listen to the fireworks music and know exactly what happens where in the music...

    When you voluntarily buss a table because that's what you did as a server there and it brings back memories.

    When you just have to pick up trash along your way.

    When you've learned to hold back a sneeze because it's not appropriate to do on stage with food in your hands.

    When you know exactly how many times you can call in sick without getting a reprimand.

  11. DisneyGibbs

    DisneyGibbs Active Member

    You go to DLRP and complain about how 'it's not done like this in Florida!' and are frustrated that the fireworks are either rubbish, or don't exist!
  12. lovethemouse

    lovethemouse New Member

    TOO RIGHT!!!

    i have gotta admit i said that many times in new year!!! hehehe!
  13. PlanetD

    PlanetD Member

    Sweet mercy, haven't been on this forum for a long bad! Everything written above rings true. Oh those good old Disney days. Now I am reminiscing again, I need my Disney! :'(

    You Know You're a Cast Member When...
    ...somebody random asks you something on the streets of where you are (when you are not at Disney) and you reply with the same smile, attitude, and way of pointing you would use when working for the mouse.

    I don't know if this is another symptom, but I tend to talk about dreams and magic (and other things like that) when talking about the future and possibilities as if the whole world understands what I mean.
  14. Tiffany

    Tiffany New Member

    haha that is so funny, i really can imagine that, sometimes i have to hold back a sneeze at mc donalds , where i work right now, and i just imagined the situation =)
  15. TinkTingeling

    TinkTingeling New Member

    Hehe, yeah, but it's not so funny when you're not at work and you still can't sneeze, even if you have too :p
  16. Mauro

    Mauro New Member

    you know you are a cast member when you are wearing a nametag that doesnt has your real name on it ...

    or even worse....when you are wearing a nametag that has a name from the opposite sex ¡¡¡¡¡
  17. stuart_peters

    stuart_peters New Member

    A year old topic and it still rings true...
  18. arron87

    arron87 New Member

    You used to work in fantasyland and can conduct the fireworks with your arms, knowing exactly when and where each firework is coming from...
  19. tiggercharlotte

    tiggercharlotte New Member

    Lol- I did have to wear the Christmas party costumes. I cannot tell you how many people took photos of us on the first one!! They weren't that bad- apart from the big bow-tie on our heads!

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