The magic of Disney has been available for people to experience in real life since 1995, when the first Disneyland Park opened in Anaheim, California. Since then, Disney Parks have opened all over the world — most recently in Shanghai just last year — and each one is as magical as the next.
There’s a lot that goes into that magic, however, which is part of what makes Disney so strange and yet so amazing. Each Disney Park is a well-oiled machine, and the Walt Disney Company controls what goes into its park experiences down to the tiniest detail — a practice instilled by the company’s founder. You’d be amazed at how calculated each step is — even those between trash cans — and how every one of your senses is very specifically catered to. Disney Cast Members, as all Disney employees are called regardless of their role, work hard to make sure your dreams come true at their parks, and here are just some of the secrets behind the magic they make at Disney parks.