Disney might seem like the perfect company to work for to many people, especially if you can land a job at theme parks such as Disney World or Disneyland. They are places of wonder that encompass everything that is great about being a child, from the thrilling rides to the instantly recognizable stars such as Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. This is why the parks have become so popular ever since the first one opened in 1955 and is a major reason why so many people want to work at them. After all, what could be better than spending your working hours amongst the characters and attractions from your favorite films, or dressing up as a Disney princess to entertain children?
Well it turns out that working at Disneyland or Disney World isn’t such a straightforward process. The company has plenty of secret rules and regulations that employees must adhere to at all times – or risk being fired. These range from the types of instructions you might get at any job in the world, to completely bizarre and baffling ones that seem to make little sense. The high standards and demands are so tough that most people would probably not last more than a few weeks.
10 Fingernail Length
9 Height Requirement
8 “I Don’t Know”
7 They Can’t Break Character
5 Pick Up Trash In A Graceful Manner
4 No Body Modifications
3 Constant Good Behavior
2 You Can’t Talk About Your Role
1 No Pointing With One Finger
Although people are often brought up to not point at people or things because it can be considered rude, Disney has not gone so far as to ban the practice entirely. Instead, any staff member who needs to point a visitor in a direction or let them know where something is located must do so with either an open palm or using two fingers. The reasoning behind this is twofold. Some cultures consider pointing with a single finger to be offensive and as the theme parks are visited by people from all around the world, Disney considers it safer to not do that. Also, using two fingers or the whole hand makes it easier for children to see where you are pointing.
Sources: disneycareers.com, mouseplanet.com, dailymail.co.uk, mashable.com
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