(Don’t) Be Disney’s ‘Treasured Guest’

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While visiting any Disney Park is an experience most of us would treasure dearly, one thing you never want is to be called a “Treasured Guest.”

Visitors from around the world flock to the Disney Parks on the regular to get their daily dose of magic and happiness. In the Walt Disney World Resort alone, thousands of Guests travel within the Parks and live out their Disney fantasies. And as much as Disney wants their Guests to get lost in the magic of it all, sometimes things can go haywire.

Mickey Mouse / Disney

Mickey Mouse / Disney

Related: 10 Guest Behaviors That Can Get You in Trouble at Walt Disney World

Picture this: It’s 3 p.m. under the hot Florida sun, the humidity is out of this world, and every Guest is either “Sleepy,” “Grumpy,” or “Dopey.” (Those aren’t just the Dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; they’re also pretty much how most Guests feel after a long day out in Walt Disney World.) It’s on Cast Members to bring the energy back to visitors and give them a much-needed zap to lift their spirits. While talking to Bloomberg, Kenzie Palm, a skipper on the Jungle Cruise attraction, mentioned,

“When someone answers a business call or if a teenager’s zoned out on TikTok, I usually put in a joke request for them to order me a pizza.”

But what happens when Guests cross the line?


Disney Guests have been wearing offensive or inappropriate clothing on their vacations. u/Complex-Turn-8293 (left) / Disney (right)

Related: 10 Disgusting Guest Behaviors Disney Face Characters Have To Put Up With

Disney has an “undercover” way of dealing with that as well.

Guests who act a little too much like the Disney villains we know and love — particularly those who exhibit diva behavior a little too reminiscent of the wicked stepsisters — are called “Treasured Guests.” Because Cast Members are required to always be polite, they have to come up with innovative and diplomatic ways to identify Guests who misbehave. These Guests are often passed between Cast Members to resolve trivial non-issues that are usually always blown out of proportion.

Per Bloomberg, here is what can happen when Cast Members encounter the infamous “Treasured Guests.”

“Screamers get cajoled into a furnished “quiet room” off Main Street or, worse, taken to security backstage to await municipal authorities. (While its movies include plenty of whimsical prisons—Rapunzel’s tower, Quasimodo’s belfry—Disney doesn’t have a jail.)”


The Mickey Pumpkin on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Resort / Disney

Recently, we at Disney Fanatic covered a story of a possible “Treasured Guest”: a Disney Adult who threw a temper tantrum over the well-known Mickey Pumpkin that usually adorns Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland.

Read More: Disney Adult Throws Temper Tantrum Over Mickey Pumpkin

Of course, all Guests at the Disney Parks must be cared for. Just make sure you’re a Guest that the Cast Members love and not one they treasure.

About Priyanka

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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