Best question I've ever been asked was from an adult, and me and the wife still joke about it to this day. I had an uncomfortable stomach that day and I was quite gassy. Thankfully most of them seemed to be silent. On buses, you hear and smell all sorts of things, candy, kids screaming, the guy who hasn't bathed all trip, etc etc. Well the time came for me to let one rip so I sank down deep in my seat and tried to bury one as best as I could. What came out of me was the most foul smelling thing ever released from mankind. Thankfully, again, it was silent. I hoped to God that no one would notice and just attribute it to another bus smell but about 30 seconds after the deed was done, the gentleman standing at the front of the bus pushes his stroller aside, leans forward and says "Did you just s**t yourself?" Hands down funniest thing I've ever had happen while working there.
Kids usually never asked weird questions, it’s always the parent who asks the weird things like “where can I buy Lumpy?” And A) I’m sorry I didn’t know this obscure Winnie the Pooh character and B) we don’t have anything with Lumpy on it.
I started 2 months ago and my job doesn't have much guest interaction. But I did have one kid who kept asking me where characters were. He asked where Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes were and I blew his mind when I told them they work at Six Flags with Batman and Superman, not at Disney
i had more than a handful of full grown adults approach me while i was re-stocking stuff in the confectionery; they’d point to the stuff in my hands i was actively putting up and [ being 100% serious ] ask me, “is that free”
"Yesterday I went to Disneyland... And I saw the parade... And it was raining during the parade... And everyone was wearing raincoats... And the Little Mermaid was in the parade... And she was wearing a raincoat too... Why?"
("Well, because everyone else was wearing a raincoat, Ariel wanted to wear one too so she could be like everybody else." --My Castmate friend in the call center that took the call above.)
worst though was on my first day working main street in MK. rope drop had only just happened and i already had a dad in my face demanded to know where the “adult beverages were” [mind you this was in 2017 when MK was still a dry park]. when i informed him of that, he lost it on me, screaming questions at me like “how am i supposed to deal with my kids all day?”. had i been off the clock, i would have responded with “therapy”
Not a cast member, but did have a little kid ask me if I was his dad in front of Thunder Mountain. He decided that my husband and I were his new parents so he sat down between us and asked if he could have bite of my husband's Mickey Pretzel.
My husband distracted him with the Mickey Pretzel while I grabbed a cast member to claim a lost child. Cast member told the kid that he knew where his real parents were at.
Poor kid started crying that he didn't listen to his mom by not having a hand on the stroller and running ahead of his family.
When I was around 3 or 4, on a family trip to Disneyworld I drew a picture of my plane crashing on the way to Orlando and my entire family falling to a fiery death, then gave it to Mickey Mouse. I wonder what the dude inside the costume thought.
I use to be a pirate that did the pirate makeovers in magic kingdom and I had a little boy probably around 7 in my chair. We were talking about how I live on a pirate ship of course and what kind of pirate ship he would want to live on. He asked very concerned "how do you take a shower on a pirate ship" and I said "we dont!" Then my pirate coworker next to came and smelled my armpit and confirm we absolutely don't. Then in return I smelled her armpit to let him know that she also hasn't showered. He didn't ask any more questions after that!
Not a Disney park cast member, I am the strange child. Went to Disneyland back in 2000 or so, I was about 5 or 6 and my first pet goldfish died shortly before we went on our trip. Went to Minnie's house and got to meet her at the end for pictures. I remember there being some cool animatronic goldfish bowl in her house so I had to tell her how sad I was that my fish just died and my mom made me flush him down the toilet. Of course the actors arent allowed to talk, so this poor soul playing Minnie had to watch 5 year old me sobbing for my lost pet fishy and wasnt able to say anything.. That Minnie mouse actor gave me the most heartfelt, warm, sincere hug I have ever had in my life. Shout out to all the Disney park actors who have ever consoled a crying child, I assure you; you made it better.
(little American girl): Nana, can we go on the jet ski again like last time?
(Fifty-something Eastern European grandma): NO! Is not safe! Your mother not right in head, you understand? Is mental ill! She go fast, like on American freeway! Even if I tell her stop, she not know to stop! Will overturn and you will drown!
The morning Disney Channel actor Cameron Boyce passed away, us workers were all pretty somber about it. We had his movie merchandise all over and the movie songs playing, so we knew to treat the subject delicately.
Within the first hour, some girl comes up to me and just goes "He died! You know how he died?" I tried to brush her away. But I ended up being told/asked about his passing by four or five kids that uncomfortable morning.
Once in Tokyo Disneyland I asked a staff "How's your day been going" he immediately went somewhere and brought a jar of pickle with him and gave it to me,I was confused so I asked him, he told me it's a tradition in Disneyland that when someone asks you "how's your day been going" they give them a free jar of pickle. People who work in Disneyland pls confirm if it's true cuz I never found it on the internet.
My favorite story is this girl was leaving the park and wanted to know how could Mickey just finish Fantasmic but be on Main Street with completely different clothes. Her mind was blown, hands on her head just trying to comprehend how could he be in two places at once. I told her that he has a bunch of underground tunnels so he can avoid the crowds and get to the front to say goodbye. She was satisfied with that answer.
Recently visited Disney World and my favorite ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, was closed at rope drop. I asked a CM at the entrance when the ride might be opening and he responded “aye matey, it be unpredictable as the tide.” Which was a little frustrating because tides are among the most predictable natural phenomena and can be calculated years in advance.
My daughter asked this and we have it in video. At Disneyland where they have the Ask Crush interactive thing (can't remember the actual name), lots of kids and parents in the crowd, he asked if she had a question, she proceeds to ask "what's your favorite math equation?" to which the crowd of parents all started cracking up. But, the kicker was his genius reply, he said it was 1+1=3 because it's the equation for family. That guy nailed it.