15 Disney Secret Employee Rules You Don't Know

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020, 6:53 pm
By:James Fraser

Visiting Disneyland is like a dream coming true for many kids. Not just the kids, even the adults who grew up watching Disney movies and cartoons hope to see it again. Disneyland sure is the happiest place on the earth, as the tag says. The place is magical, and everything works there like a charm; but have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Disney employee? 
Let us reveal the fifteen secret employee rules that make you wonder a little!
1.Cast Members, not Employees

Employees, irrespective of the roles, are being called ‘cast members’ at Disney. From janitors, ride operators to princesses, all those who work for Disney are actually the cast members.


Cast Members, not Employees-15 Disney Secret Employee Rules You Don't Know



2.The Employees Never Point at Something with One Finger

Another interesting thing you will find at Disneyland is, all the cast members there will use two fingers or palm to show you the directions. They never ever point at something with one finger, because it is considered offensive.
The Employees Never Point at Something with One Finger-15 Disney Secret Employee Rules You Don't Know

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3.Employees Talk Codes

When two Disney employees talk to each other, we will wonder what on earth are they actually talking! Like in many workplaces, Disney employees too use some code words to communicate. They call the same thing as ‘protein spill’ what we call a puke! 
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4.They are Trained to Give the Same Autographs Every Time

Disney employees are thoroughly trained to sign as the character they are playing. As the same character is being played by the multiple cast members, autographs given by them will look the same.
They are Trained to Give the Same Autographs Every Time-15 Disney Secret Employee Rules You Don't Know

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5.Disney Employees are Not Allowed to Say ‘I Don’t Know’

They need to answer all the questions of queries of the guests. Even if the employees do not have the answer, it is still their responsibility to contact the operator on behalf of the guest for help.
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6.Employees Keep an Eye on Lone Wandering Kids

If Disney employees find kids without their parents nearby, they keep an eye on them, until they reunite with their parents. The employees will not speak to the kids unless they look worried. If kids remain alone for more than fifteen minutes, the cast members alert the other cast members about a possible lost kid/parent incident. 
Employees Keep an Eye on Lone Wandering Kids-15 Disney Secret Employee Rules You Don't Know

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7.Employees have their First Names on Name Tags

Disney creator Walt Disney preferred people calling him by his first name Walt Disney. This is why you see the cast members who are working for Disney are being called by their first names. If two employees have the same name, one of them have to pick a new name!
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8.Even the Disney Princesses Pick up the Trash, in Style

Ever wondered why the Disneyland looks so clean? Apart from the janitors, all the employees of Disney were asked to keep the place clean by picking up whatever trash they get to see. However, the employees should not bend to pick up the trash, but need to do it in a ‘scoop’ motion to pick it up.
Even the Disney Princesses Pick up the Trash, in Style-15 Disney Secret Employee Rules You Don't Know

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9.Employees Need to Stick to Their Characters

Disney employees who play different characters as artists or under the costumes, need to live their character. The employees are not allowed to speak anything that is not related to Disney or the character. 
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10.Disney sets Some Physical Rules to Qualify as an Actor/Artist

Becoming a princess at Disney is not an easy thing! The company looks for so much in a person to be able to qualify for a prince or princess role. For example, a princess needs to be at least 5 feet 4 inches tall, to a maximum of 5 feet 8 inches. 


Disney sets Some Physical Rules to Qualify as an Actor/Artist-15 Disney Secret Employee Rules You Don't Know


11.No Body Modifications Allowed

Disney doesn’t let its employees to go through any kind of body modifications like piercings or tattoos. All the Disney cast members are banned from having tattoos, body piercings, earlobe expansions, and skin implants.
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12.Maintaining the ‘Disney Look’

Disney maintains a strict appearance policy to all of its employees, which the company calls as ‘the Disney look’. As per the rule, all the male employees need to keep their hair neat by proportionately cutting the back and side hair so it does not touch the hair or the shirt collar. All the women should have an easy to maintain ‘classic’ hairstyle. Both the male and female employees should cut their nails to a specified size.
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13.A Few More Behavioural Rules

The Disney characters need to stay happy and confident all the times. They are not allowed to frown or stand in bad postures. A Disney character can’t chew gum, smoke or eat food when on work.
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14.Strict Social Media Rules

Employees at Disney were asked not to share or discuss anything about their role, responsibvilites or the work related issues on any of the social media websites.
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15.Disney Even have Instructions on What Glasses to Wear

Employees or the cast members can only wear glasses that have a regular style and conservative colors. Wearing frames with bright logos or striking colors is not allowed. 
Disney Even have Instructions on What Glasses to Wear-15 Disney Secret Employee Rules You Don't Know

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