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