Friday, January 27, 2012

Tokyo Disneyland : Perfect Cast-Member or Audio-Animatronic ?

Wr already knew that Tokyo Disney resort have a perfect park maintenance but now we know they also have amazingly perfect cast-members as you will see on this short and definitely hilarious video filmed at the exit of the Snow White dark ride at Tokyo Disneyland.

As you know there is always a cast-member to greet the guests when the Snow White vehicle arrive at the end of the ride. Now at TDL they have a cast-member who is greeting the guests on each vehicle arrival, again and again, with an incredible perfection that normally only Audio-Animatronics are able to do when they repeat programmed movements. Here, of course, it is not an audio-animatronic but just a real human being doing an amazing job!




Video: copyright nextfive

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks that´s a bit creepy? We´re humans, we should not function like machines...

simmy25 said...

That's something my whole family noticed when we were there.

They are TOO polite and correct ALL the time. it comes off as fake and exaggerated

Alain Littaye said...

In fact (and i understand that for an occidental eye it may look creepy or fake) it is hard to understand if you're not japanese. The fact is that japanese like to do things as perfectly as possible, it's their main goal, really.

carlos said...

quisiera saber cuanto tiempo esta esta mujer haciendo lo mismo una y otra ves?. Yo creo a la semana de trabajar ahí ni te dan ganas de levantar las manos.

saludos

Ron Vance said...

Being from a "friendlier" part of America, I don't actually think it looks creepy or fake at all. I find it charming and refreshing. I'm kind of sick of the surly "employees" out there (their only "cast members" when they are good). :)
Plus, like Alain says, it's a cultural thing. I can't wait to go there some day and experience the top-notch cast members (and attractions) that just add to the atmosphere of a Disney park!

Anonymous said...

Wow - having been a cast member in the states that is so incredibly hard to do. Anyone know the number of time she would have had to do that in a shift?

Anonymous said...

I can see how this looks refreshing and nice. But it really lacks humanity. There is little point in doing what a robot can do. And i don't find this any better than a "cast-member" who isn't doing anything because those are two extremes. I've seen very good cast-members who were able to greet you and help you way better than this because it wasn't an automatic kind of gesture, it felt natural, we could see they were enjoying themselves and understanding what the job was all about. Here it just looks fake, I even half expected the lady to say "i HATE my hob" while grinning and waving her hands hysterically. ^^

Mark Taft said...

I think she is a Disney park Rock Star! Good for her for wanting to provide the best and friendliest service. Something we used to be able to count on at ALL Disney parks.

Anonymous said...

I remember living in the Imperial Hotel for 1 year while building the park, and seeing the young elevator door collage grad greeter girls everyday, and wishing they would show some personality which at least this girl has. Your watching her over and over here but realize each guest sees her but once when they depart the attraction. I would play along with it. Rusty

Tom said...

When you enter the ride vehicles, they tell every row of passengers the same safety thing, it may be creepy, but I thought it was cool and polite and made me feel much better than visiting DLP, with their "I don't care" mentality...

Greg said...

I was lucky enough to make a visit to Tokyo Disneyland, and found this hospitality REFRESHING. Anyone who complains it's creepy should spend a day at a DMV or a Post Office and see how pathetic customer service has gotten in the US. These people work so hard all day to make sure you experience nothing but pleasantness, and I, for one, appreciated the heck out of it. I should note, that this isn't just a Disney thing - the Japan we experienced was the friendliest, most accommodating place in the world we've ever seen. I was literally saddened when returning to the US when instantly greeted with how people here treat each other.