IF YOU’RE lucky enough to play Snow White or Mickey Mouse at Disney World, it’s a given that you won’t use your own name on the job.
But that rule also applies to every other employee if they forget their name badge at home.
The penalty for forgetting or losing your name badge is that you become “Chris from Orlando” – whether you are a man or a woman.
Every single substitute name tag at the theme park says “Chris from Orlando” on it.
It’s such a thing that Disney employees have even been known to attend fancy dress parties dressed as giant “Chris from Orlando” name badges.
So if you come across someone with the tag next time you’re Disney World, go ahead and call them out – but be prepared for the fact that they could be the real one… which could get awkward.
Like one friend of a cast member revealed: “I have a friend who legitimately is Chris from Orlando. Some smartypants (and drunk) guests who knew this fact wouldn’t believe he could actually be Chris from Orlando and got belligerent about it.”
Nobody at any of the theme parks will have a surname on their badges either.
That’s because Walt Disney only liked to be addressed as “Walt,” so everyone else was treated the same way.
Unless two employees who play the same Disney character happen to have the same name – then one of them gets given a new name to avoid any confusion.
Yesterday, Sun Online Travel also revealed that Disney workers are banned from pointing with one finger when giving directions.
Instead, staff point with two fingers… known as “the Disney point.”
Some of the theme parks’ visitors come from countries where pointing with one finger is considered pretty much as rude as flicking the V sign, so to keep everyone happy – two fingers are used instead.
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