“True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks” is an ongoing series, where we share believable stories of park guests’ unbelievable stupidity.
FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS —
StupidGuestTricks.com is a website founded to provide Disney Cast Members and other theme park employees a place to vent about some of the idiots they’ve dealt with. Most Cast Members will tell you that 99% of the guests they deal with are wonderful, but there’s always that 1% that lead to aggravation — and some pretty funny stories.
Now that Uncle Walt’s Insider has completed its hostile takeover of Stupid Guest Tricks, we can bring you some of our favorite stories that have been collected there over the years. Previous installments: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, & Part 10.
How to get to Main Street from Main Street:
I was working in the Confectionary at the Magic Kingdom when a man charged in with his wife and kids in tow.
SG: “I need your help! I have to find Main Street!”
CM: (trying not to laugh, since he came into the store from Main Street) “Okay, sir, well if you go right out this door you will be on Main Street.”
SG: “You don’t understand. I have to show my kids the Castle. I need to find Main Street!”
CM: (I can’t resist) “Oh no, don’t tell me they moved it again.”
At this point his wife is shaking her head, obviously realizing her husband is clueless.
CM: “Sir, I promise you, if you walk out this door right here, the Castle will be there on your right. They have probably replaced it by now.”
They left and didn’t return, so I’m guessing they found it! I was in awe of this — I mean, how do you walk into the Magic Kingdom and not see the Castle?
Stitch’s Great Escape: the Ride
A coworker of mine was working one of the theaters at Stitch’s Great Escape. He was clearing the theater at the end of the show when he noticed a woman still sitting in her seat. As he approached, she turned to him and asked:
SG: “When is the ride going to start?”
Apparently she wasn’t paying attention to the 20-minute show she had just sat through.
What’s a time zone?
Another from Magic Kingdom, just after park closing. I was covering the turnstiles at my attraction when a guest and his family walked up to try to get in line.
CM: “I’m sorry, sir. We are closed for the night.”
SG: “Really? What time did you close tonight?”
CM: “Ten o’clock.”
SG: “My watch says 9:00. I think you have the wrong time.”
CM: “Sorry, sir. I know it’s past 10 because the fireworks are going off.”
SG: “But my watch says 9!”
CM: “… Sir, you do know that Florida is in a different time zone, don’t you?”
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