Three words Disney employees aren't allowed to say

Disney isn’t “the happiest place on earth” without reason. Behind all of the magic, there are tens of thousands of employees making it all possible. (In Disney World alone, there are 62,000 workers, according to Today.)

But with that many employees, there needs to be some guidelines. This is especially true for the employees who dress up as Disney characters–like this woman who played Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Wendy from Peter Pan. But no matter what, Disney cast members are never, ever allowed to say these three words: “I don’t know.”

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Highest grossing Disney films of all time

1937 — 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs': $184.9 million

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1940 — 'Pinocchio': $84.2 million

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1941 — 'Dumbo': $1.6 million

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1942 — 'Bambi': $102.2 million

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1943 — 'Victory Through Air Power': $799,000

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1946 — 'Song of the South': $63.7 million

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1950 — 'Cinderella': $93.1 million

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1951 — 'Alice in Wonderland': $5.2 million

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1952 — 'The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men': $4.5 million

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1953 — 'Peter Pan': $87.4 million

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1954 — '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea': $28.2 million

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1955 — 'The Lady and The Tramp': $93.6 million

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1956 — 'Westward Ho the Wagons!': $2.7 million

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1957: 'Old Yeller': $21.9 million

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1959 — 'Sleeping Beauty': $51.6 million

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1960 — 'Swiss Family Robinson': $40.3 million

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1961 — '101 Dalmatians': $144.9 million

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1962 — 'In Search of the Castaways': $21.7 million

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1963 — 'The Sword in the Stone': $22.2 million

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1964 — 'Mary Poppins': $102.3 million

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1965 — 'That Darn Cat!': $28 million

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1966 — 'Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N'.: $22.6 million

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1967 — 'The Jungle Book': $141.8 million

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1968 — 'Blackbeard's Ghost': $21.5 million

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1969 — 'The Love Bug': $51.3 million

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1970 — 'The Aristocats': $55.7 million

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1971 — 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks': $18.5 million

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1973 — 'Robin Hood': $32 million

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1974 — 'Herbie Rides Again': $38.3 million

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1975 — 'The Apple Dumpling Gang': $36.9 million

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1976 — 'Gus': $21.9 million

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1977 — 'The Rescuers': $71.2 million

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1978 — 'Return from Witch Mountain': $16.4 million

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1979 — 'The Black Hole': $35.8 million

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1980 — 'Herbie Goes Bananas': $18 million

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1981 — 'The Fox and the Hound': $63.5 million

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1982 — 'Tron': $33 million

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1983 — 'Never Cry Wolf': $29.6 million

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1984 — 'Splash': $69.8 million

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1985 — 'The Black Cauldron': $21.3 million

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1986 — 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills': $62.1 million

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1987 — 'Three Men and a Baby': $167.8 million

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1988 — 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit': $156.5 million

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1989 — 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids': $130.7 million

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1990 — 'Pretty Woman': $178.4 million

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1991 — 'Beauty and the Beast': $219 million

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1992 — 'Aladdin': $217.4 million

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1993 — 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas': $75.1 million

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1994 — 'The Lion King': $422.8 million

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1995 — 'Toy Story': $191.8 million

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1996 — '101 Dalmatians': $136.2 million

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1997 — 'Hercules': $99.1 million

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1998 — 'Armageddon': $201.6 million

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1999 — 'The Sixth Sense': $293.5 million

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2000 — 'Dinosaur': $137.7 million

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2001 — 'Monsters, Inc.': $289.9 million

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2002 — 'Signs': $228 million

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2003 — 'Finding Nemo': $380.8 million

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2004 — 'The Incredibles': $261.4 million

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2005 — 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe': $291.7 million

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2006 — 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest': $423.3 million

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2007 — 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End': $309.4 million

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2008 — 'WALL-E': $223.8 million

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2009 — 'Up': $293 million

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2010 — 'Toy Story 3': $415 million

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2011 — 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides': $241.1 million

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2012 — 'Marvel's The Avengers': $623.4 million

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2013 — 'Iron Man 3': $409 million

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2014 — 'Guardians of the Galaxy': $333.2 million

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2015 — 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': $936.7 million

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2014 — 'Guardians of the Galaxy': $333.2 million

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“If a guest asks you a question, you always have to have an answer, no exceptions,” according to an anonymous former cast member. “If you don’t know it, find out, but don’t say you don’t know. If it’s a silly question, make up a silly answer. If a child asks you what Tinker Bell eats before her flight across the Magic Kingdom during the fireworks, you better come up with an answer quickly. (Answer: very tiny apples.)”

That’s not the only Disney secret that has leaked, though. There’s also a hotel suite hidden inside Cinderella’s Castle and a very exclusive restaurant in Disneyland with a 14-year waiting list. Not to mention, Disney’s new Pandora park is chock-full of insider secrets, too. Who’s up for a much-needed Disney vacation?

Scroll through below to see incredible Disney transformations: 

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Ursula from The Little Mermaid

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Queen Elsa from Frozen

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians 

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

The Prince from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Belle (created in 2017) from Beauty and the Beast

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Captain Li Shang from Mulan

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

John Smith from Pocahontas

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

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Prince Charming from Cinderella

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Hercules

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Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

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Jafar from Aladdin

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Pocahontas

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Kocoum from Pocahontas

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Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

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Hades from Hercules

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog

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Wendy from Peter Pan

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Gaston from Beauty and the Best

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Princess Jasmine from Aladdin

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Captain Hook from Peter Pan

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Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty

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Kristoff from Frozen

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Jane from Tarzan

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Peter Pan

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Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider from Rapunzel

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Merida from Brave

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Captain Phoebus from The Hunchback from Notre Dame

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Tinkerbell from Peter Pan

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Prince Adam/Beast from Beauty and the Beast

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Cinderella

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Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty

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Princess Anna from Frozen

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Thomas from Pocahontas

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Ursula's alter ego Vanessa from The Little Mermaid

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Mother Gothel from Tangled

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Prince Hans from Frozen

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Alice from Alice in Wonderland

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Judge Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Rapunzel from Tangled

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Ursula from The Little Mermaid

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Megara from Hercules

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

Belle (created in 2011) from Beauty and the Beast

(Photo: Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen)

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