There’s a fireworks rumor going around right now that supposedly has been confirmed by several Cast Members. The rumor states that fireworks will return to both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot in July. While I hope that this is true, hearing it from a Cast Member doesn’t mean a thing. Very few people who work at Walt Disney World know what the fireworks plan is, and the person who checks the seatbelts on Dumbo is not one of those people.
I am not putting Cast Members down. They are great, and they offer tons of information. Most of that information is solid, but sometimes it isn’t right. I don’t think that most are purposely misleading guests, they are just misinformed themselves.
Recently a friend who is a Cast Member told me that a certain store would never reopen at Walt Disney World. It reopened the next day. He didn’t lie to me, he was passing on what he had been told. He had been given bad information.
There are a lot of rumors out there right now anyway because so many things are still unknown. I think that sometimes the Cast Members hear the rumors and then take them as fact. Other times, they assume something. It makes sense to them, so they think that it is probably right.
A couple of years ago there was a small change at Walt Disney World, the information had been released earlier that day. I went to the park and talked with a really nice Cast Member who was right outside of the area that was about to change. She had no idea what was going on, I had to show her the post on Disney Parks Blog on my phone. She laughed, and said “They never tell us anything!”
This is why I stress so often that something is rumor unless you hear it from an official source. I’ll always tell you if something is a rumor or speculation. If it’s official, I’ll try to remember to include a link so that you can read it from the source. Sometimes it’s from a press release, other times it’s from Disney Parks Blog or the Walt Disney World website. I want to make sure that the information here on Disney Over 50 is accurate. I hope that you can trust me. I don’t report something as fact when the only place I heard it from was a Cast Member. If that’s the case, I’ll let you know.