You know you’re a Cast Member when…

Here’s a funny list. It’s not mine, I stole it from Chris who stole it from ??? who probably stole it from someone.

You know you’re a Cast Member when:

  • All your conversations start with “One time at Disney . . .”
  • 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.”
  • 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 Mouse”.
  • 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 Street”.
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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 know where all the dirty references are in each and every disney movie!! (Yes, there are many of them!!!)
  • Not “customers”, but “guests.”
  • You know what it is like to actually “live” where you work.
  • When the mouse becomes the rat.
  • When all customer service sucks outside.