“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.
In Part 9: a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, more snappy comebacks to stupid questions, and a mental image we’re already sorry for giving you:
Father knows best?
At Walt Disney World’s ToonTown, around 2001, Chip & Dale and Pluto were all in the same room meeting guests. I was “working with” one of the chipmunks (I don’t recall which). We had a “greeter” with us, to watch over the characters. At the time, the greeters used to wear a big radio pack, on the hip, to let the Operations people know when they need more guests to be let in the room.
Well, one family came in, and their Really Smart Dad told his family this story:
Dad: “See them there people (greeters)? Those are Imagineers! I saw it on the Discovery Channel. That is a remote control that she is wearing, she can tell them (characters) what to do. They (the characters) are called animatronics! She controls them by that remote thing.”
I may have broken character and laughed out loud. Of course, for the rest of that family’s visit, all three characters pretended to be robots.
If Bill Engvall were a Cast Member, part 3
First SG: “Is this Disneyland parking or California Adventure Parking?”
Second SG: “Where can I see the fireworks?”
CM: “In the sky!”
Third SG: “Do you work here?”
CM: “No, I got these lovely clothes off of eBay.”
And no, it wasn’t for Halloween. She asked.
I was working in Once Upon a Time when a well-dressed, seemingly educated guest from Texas came into the store, and asked this:
SG: “Where are the adult maternity princess or Tinker Bell costumes?“
My mind leapt to the mental image. I had to run out and laugh.
– Main Streeter
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