Things aren’t all magical at Disney World. Despite the great efforts that Disneyworld makes to keep things kid-friendly, some people still get away with their immature acts which sometimes bite back to literally kill them. According to a waiter who worked at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida for many years, an intoxicated New Hampshire man once got into a fight with his girlfriend in 2004. According to the waiter, the intoxicated man fell off the dock at the Grand Floridian and drowned in seven seas lagoon. Divers had to retrieve his body. The 26-year-old man, identified later as Sean Slattery, disappeared on Wednesday and the body wasn’t located until Friday.
In 2016, a separate incident occurred when a two-year-old toddler from Nebraska was mauled by an alligator while on vacation with his family. He was pulled into the lagoon in front of his terrified parents, and his body was found still intact the next day. Disney made an official statement regarding Graves’ death. They shared their devastation with the tragic death and said that their thoughts and prayers are with the family. They also said that they are helping the family as best as they can and doing everything they can to help law enforcement.
Cast Members Have Three Days To Learn Their Lines
Disney is strict with having everything be top notch perfection. Well, they also demand perfection in a timely manner. The cast member training process includes spending just three days getting every line and action down to exactly as the script states. This sounds like an acting job prepping for filming! It's no wonder why a number of famous actors worked at Disney World prior to becoming actors. The late Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Costner, and Wayne Brady, just to name a few. One cast member shared what it was like after they were hired to be a costumed character. “Once you are selected, you head to ‘princess school,'” Harris explains. This is where characters go to train and learn their characters' backgrounds, practice the signature, mannerisms, accent, and favorite phrases. As part of her training, Harris watched the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland movie. Once she was cast, she had to watch the movie at least 50 times. This is a lot more than most of us see the average Disney film. Harris had to memorize all of her favorite lines, all of the vivacious characters in Alice’s world, her British accent, and all of her mannerisms.
On top of learning about your character, Cast Members must also all take a class called “Traditions.” This class teaches employees about the history and traditions of Disney and all the theme parks they run. After this class, cast members may continue their training at Disney University. The training facility is even bigger than some community colleges! This is especially cool for Disney employees who missed out on the college experience.
Not Exactly Ratatouille
While kids around the world loved the Disney-Pixar animated film Ratatouille, one park visitor wasn't so thrilled to see a real-life rat in a dining area of Disneyland.
Twitter user @hannaahelisee took a photo of the rodent and posted it on her social media for the whole world to seem with the caption: “pay my college tuition and i’ll delete @Disneyland.” That's a bit ridiculous lady, rats are a part of everyday life and you’re outdoors!
They Try Their Best to Keep Pedophiles Away
According to the same waiter, lifeguards and security staff in the park need to keep an eye out for pedophiles who may be hanging around the water park just to look at young kids.
Um, shouldn't this be standard at every pool?
Its a Top-Secret Club
There's a secret club right in the heart of New Orleans Square. This ultra-exclusive members-only bar is called Club 33 and it costs members $35,000 a year. The club has many celebrity members, including big names like Jack Nicholson and Tom Hanks, who are said to frequent the club often.
The hefty membership fee comes with more than just entry into the club. It also includes behind-the-scenes tours, fast passes to all Disney attractions, and a private car on the Disneyland Railroad. Sounds pretty nice if you're able to afford it!