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CMs going over the top or just having off days

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by KBLovesDisney, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

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    When I went on my one day trip back in August, one of the rides/shows/attractions that I had to get in was the Tiki Room.

    Pre-show was great as usual, but when we got inside and the CM started to do his announcements...he was soooo loud on the speaker phone that a lot of us were holding our ears! It was like 'dude, you are on a speaker phone. We can already hear you.' He actually made a baby cry in the front row. :(

    Nothing against CMs. I know you guys work hard, and I get it that we don't have good days at work, but not sure if that was called for. I mean he was literally shouting through the speaker phone as loud as he could.

    Anyone else have a CM experience that was just a little off-putting?
     
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  2. Driver

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    Sorry about that he could be a newbie:(
     
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  3. mickeyfan5534

    mickeyfan5534 Well-Known Member

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    I imagine either someone new or just having a very rough day. Working at any theme park or resort is insanely difficult as any cast member can tell you and it gets to you sometimes. I most certainly admit it's gotten to me some days.
     
  4. JIMINYCR

    JIMINYCR Well-Known Member

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    It may not have because he was having a bad day. Sometimes people dont realize just how loud they are being when using equipment and sometimes when there are a lot of guests gathered in an area and they are being noisy before a show starts the CM's feel like they have to increase their volume to get heard. Or the CM may have begun speaking not realizing the volume had been turned up before he started the speil. Ive also experienced CMs being louder mostly when its a buzy time and the pressure is on. Some people do get more anxious when they are under pressure.
     
  5. Hockey89

    Hockey89 Well-Known Member

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    That or he just didn't know how loud he was....
     
  6. Launchpad McQuack

    Launchpad McQuack Well-Known Member

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    The "too loud" thing often happens on the parking lot trams, in my experience. I just assume it's them not hearing how loud it is where they are, so they don't know to adjust, but MAN is it painful sometimes.
     
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  7. DisneyExpert

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    I'd say it's probably a combination of the Cast Member not knowing how loud he is and the general outdated nature of most of the WDW PA systems.

    You haven't given any indication that he was rude or otherwise appeared to be having a bad day, so I'm not sure why you would assume it's that?
     
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  8. rob0519

    rob0519 Well-Known Member

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    If a loud CM was the worst part of your day, I'd say you have nothing to complain about. I'm betting on old equipment with outdated volume adjustments.
     
  9. ajrwdwgirl

    ajrwdwgirl Well-Known Member

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    I would rather have it too loud than soft and muffled.
     
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  10. SyracuseDisneyFan

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    I'm sorry.
     
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  11. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Meh, sometimes people just have a bad day but are able to wear a good smile to cover it up and act up otherwise. (I know too many people like this; probably where my assumption comes from) But, I think you are right that he just didn't realize how loud he was.
     
  12. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Now I didn't say it was the worst part of my day ;) , but yeah. I think it was that he didn't realize how loud he was being thanks to old equipment issues.

    Just curious, how old are the PA systems in the Tiki Room? Anyone know?
     
  13. DisneyExpert

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    Knowing most of the PA systems in the older attractions, it's probably right around 46 years old. Not sure if the system was upgraded for Under New Management or the switch back to the classic show, but I'd wager it wasn't based on the sound quality lol.
     
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  14. Chef Mickey

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    Must have been devastating.
     
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  15. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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  16. Jedi Stitch

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    The great movie ride was a great example of over the top or bad days by CM's. Our first time we had a young woman CM who was just having a great time being our guide, and the cowboy was fun. The second time we did it, the guy we had was just going thru the motions, very lackluster, and the woman gangster, was having a good time, but the guy got back on and was just, Meh. I also remember the year Splash Mountain debuted, and riding the Columbia. The captain and the first mate kept making jokes everything over there is called Bier something. To mix things up when they called out the nautical parts of the ship they started with Brier. Great bit of fun when done right.
     
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  17. Bender123

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    We should all wait for KatieBug101 to jump in and comment on bad CM experiences...
     
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  18. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Don't even...
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  19. Bender123

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    Yeah...you had to know somebody was going to say it...
     
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  20. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Eeeek! If that is how my original post came across, than I am terribly sorry guys! I only wanted to know if you peeps had any other similar experiences with CMs just leaving you with that off-feeling. Not Disney trip ruining at all, I promise!
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