Curious what the Cast Members at Disney World are really saying…or not saying?

You will never hear a Disney World employee (Cast Member) say a ride is closed…

secret codes used by Disney World Employees

Code 101

When a ride closes for any reason, you might hear a Cast Member say this. Why this code? The highway that ran north of Disneyland when it opened was highway 101. It has since been named Interstate 5, but the idea was that it was time to hit the road…

Code 102

That means the ride is back open! Yay! They use this to ensure there isn’t a large rush to get back on the ride.

The codes you don’t want to hear…

secret codes used by Disney World Employees

Code V

When a guest has had too much to eat and gets on a spinning ride, you might hear the Cast Members call a Code V. Here are some tips to make sure you stay cool and don’t overdo it in the heat of the Florida sun, which can make some people feel nauseous.

Code P

Ewwww. If you hear this, that means that someone had, well, an accident. Custodial maintenance is being called to help clean it up.

Signal 70

This is a particularly distressing code. It means there is a lost child. Disney has a strict protocol in place for reacting to reports of a lost child. Cast Members go into action mode when a child is lost and this is taken extremely seriously.

Signal 25

This one means there is a fire somewhere. If there is danger, do not worry, Disney’s top concern is guest safety.


What words will you never hear a Cast Member say?

secret codes used by Disney World Employees“Time Share”

Disney Vacation Club has a lot in common with a time share, and is essentially the same concept with some tweaks and perks, but this word is verboten. It doesn’t have the cachet or prestige of “Vacation Club.”

“A ride is down…closed…or broken.”

When speaking to a guest, you might hear a Cast Member say a ride is “temporarily unavailable,”

“I don’t know.”

Cast Members can answer almost any Disney question, but when you stump them, they will call an operator for an answer.

What are some other great Disney secrets and codes you know? Tell us in the comments!

Undercover Tourist

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2 thoughts on “What are the Secret Codes used by Disney World Employees (Cast Members)?

  • February 2, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    This is a pretty cool list. As to the timeshare point, I’ve always noticed this, mostly because they’re legally required to print it in certain places, and I’ve always sort of gotten a kick out of that.

  • February 3, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I didn’t realize they had to print it certain places, Ken. Makes it a little harder for them to deny that’s what DVC essentially is. I guess Disney is not the only one that doesn’t like the world “timeshare,” your comment got marked as spam just for using it!


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