Thanks everyone; don't know why I was thinking just because they work at Disney they're happy all the time. I still think though that a handful of the cast members aren't very happy where they're working (whether it be a certain ride, being a character usher), that definitely shows.
Has anyone seen this before? I'm not talking about all the cast members, no, just a certain 15% of cast members that display a reluctant smile on their face while they board you on whatever ride, and sigh before they start speaking. It's almost as if they'd be wanting to be somewhere else, and are bored by telling the Johnson family from Arkansas what numbers to stand on.
It's not even that, I've been walking down Main Street and seen a cast member go from droll to forced happy when someone goes up to them.
I've seen this at every theme park I've gone too, but it's always weird seeing it at Disneyland; the park that's known for their cast members being genuinely happy to be there, and having a smile on their face 24/7.
There is one exception though, and I think Disney really needs to take a page out of their book: SeaWorld.
The ride operators always have so much energy, get the riders pumped to be on that ride, and high five their other workers. It's a really nice group of workers they have there, and I think they it's because they relax the rules on them just a bit, which subsequently makes the workers more happy to be there.
Has anyone see this forced happiness, or is it just me?
(Thanks to Mr. Wiggins for recovering my post)