Disney makes a huge effort to make everything look realistic to what it should be. But, have you noticed that the water color is a bit off? The water on the Jungle Cruise is green on purpose.
This is because Disney wanted guests to feel like they are floating in a boat on the water and not moving on stationary tracks.
Don't Cry Kiddo
Disney has a no crying children rule which cast members must abide by. Of course, it's natural for children to get upset and cry. But Disney wants to help families have the best experience as possible for their entire family.
Admission tickets are expensive, lines can get aggravating, and mechanical problems on favorite rides can really put down a visitor's mood. So employees do everything possible to brighten up everybody's day.
Disney Owns a Lot of Real Estate
When he started to create Walt Disney World in Florida, Walt didn't want realtors to know that he was buying up all the land around his park. He didn't want prices to go up because it was owned by Disney.
In order to get around this, he used a lot of fake names and businesses to buy the land, which is why you could actually be on Disney property without realizing it because it's not being used. Many of the names came from businesses that are on Main Street U.S.A.
A lot of cast members tend to get catty themselves. There are forums in which past Disney cast members talk about the drama they had with other cast members. The person underneath the costume can be very different than the character he or she is playing.
One former cast member shared that the cafeteria for the cast members often felt like a scene from Mean Girls.
Cats on Duty
Speaking of keeping the park as clean as possible, there is a specific job that can be undertaken only by specific members of the Disney family: cats. The Disney parks have stray cats that roam the park at night in order to clear out unwanted pests and rodents.
These feral cats live in Disney but they come out at night only after visitors have gone home. While they weren't always welcome, they are now a good solution to controlling pests.