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L.A. Speak / Disneyland Employees

November 10, 1996|A. Grey Le Cuyer

asylum n. "It's a Small World" attraction. Named for what prolonged exposure to the song does to staffers.

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breaking the dream phr. behind-the-scenes action that shatters the illusion, e.g. dismantling of an audio-animatronic figure.

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cast member n. park employee.

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duck duty n. don claustrophic costumes (Donald Duck, Goofy) to work as a roving greeter.

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incur the wrath of Walt phr. disobey the manifesto, from speaking while on duck duty to varying from the jungle cruise's prepared scripts.

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manifesto n. rigid park rules outlined in employee handbooks and drilled into cast members during indoctrination.

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rat biters n. unruly children who attack the costumed characters. "As if pulling duck duty wasn't bad enough, a rat biter kept kicking me in the leg."

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2S2D-3 emotions n. mnemonic device for recalling the names of the Seven Dwarfs.

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