I am starting a new series to help guests maneuver Disney World better in every aspect from the perspective and experience of cast members ready and willing to help you! 🙂
The best advice I could ever give is listen to the cast members, please.
We are a wealth of knowledge on all things Disney (Disney attractions, the My Disney Experience App, Disney Dining Plan, Safety). Listening to cast members can be anything from: listening to them when you’re asked to walk in the parking lot or them telling you what lane you parked in, listening to the order being called so you know that it is yours, listening to the cast member tasked with wrangling the line for photo pass, and when we ask “how are you?” “what was fun today?” please don’t reply with “I’m an Annual Pass Holder” or “Dining Plan”. Please just listen to us as cast members we want to be treated as humans.
People think the only way to get more out of a trip is to complain, and sure if something is wrong we will try to rectify the problems with a free cupcake or something–but my Mom has always said “if someone is complaining about [the food] you shouldn’t offer them more of what they’re complaining about”, therefore if you are after “free stuff” I am really not likely to give it to you if you’re complaining If you complain, you will probably get free stuff sure, we actually WANT to fix the problem. But if you’re nice to us, we are so much more willing to bend over backwards to help make your trip magical! We will give you free drinks, free Mickey straws, free cupcakes… we will make as much magic for you as we can! Just listen to us, please. Listen to the warnings and listen to instructions, listen to our tips and tricks, and listen to our excitement when you actually bother to listen.