I used to think that getting to dress up as one of my favorite childhood princesses every day would be a dream of a job. Then I got older and realized that working for Disney in any capacity probably involves way more rules than I personally would be able to follow, and also, those dresses have to be heavy and Florida is hot.

And yes, I know there’s a Disney park in California, too (and Paris), but let’s be honest. The one in Orlando is the best one (fight me).


None of this is likely news to you, but did you also know that there’s one specific phrase that people cosplaying as the characters for a paycheck aren’t allowed to say in the parks?

They are never ever to say “I don’t know.”

It makes sense if you think about it. Disney promises a fantasy, a suspension of disbelief, and along with their characters looking as if they just stepped out of a movie, they are supposed to always know what they’re talking about.


If you ask them a question and you don’t know the answer, they are supposed to go and find it for you.

Fun fact: they’re also not allowed to point you in the right direction with only one finger; they have to use their index finger in conjunction with their middle finger, because in some cultures it’s considered rude to finger-point with the index finger only.


Legend says this rule came from Walt Disney himself, who used to point out structures at his parks with a cigarette pinched between two fingers.

And there you have it – now you know!