Lately I have noticed a drop in Cast Member complicity in the respective "scripts" for their attractions. Personally, I feel that maintaining the theme is an important part of the Cast's job. Despite their paltry payscale, Cast Members have a responsibility to uphold a show, and re-infoce themes and stories.
I understand that at times the Cast can become tired, frustrated, and over-worked and simply become detached from their roles, but the problem is ever increasing, and I've noticed moreso in instances where being over-worked or underpaid has no relevance.
Cast Members have to tell guests the manner in which to exit their ride vehicles no matter what. Lately, however, I've witnessed CMs saying "Exit your car to the right" in attractions like Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, where our ride vehicles are not cars, but Star Cruisers.
I was recently asked by a CM at the Haunted Mansion "Was your elevator full?" In the split second before answering him, I was at first caught off guard and then thought to say "What elevator?" A Haunted Mansion butler should never refer to the stretching gallery as an elevator. Certainly, most everybody discerns that the gallery is, in fact, a cleverly disguised elevator, but it isn't intended to be recognized as an elevator, and a CM shouldn't point it out as one. Afterall, why is there an elevator in an antebellum southern mansion?
Even more theme-shattering, and mood-killing was a recent experience I had at Space Mountain. I was waiting to board my rocket to blast off to deep space, however, the CM directing the returning Space Travellers began yelling his directions very loudly, proclaiming "HURRY! IF YOU DONT GET OUT QUICKLY, WE WILL BREAK DOWN!" I found it inappropriate for the CM to be yelling at guests to begin with when it didn't necessarily seem like the guests were going any slower than any others I had previously seen exiting the attraction in previous visits, and I also found the fact that the CM was telling guests loudly that their slowness would result in the attraction "breaking down" was in poor taste. I understand that the CMs at Space Mountain must have the rockets cycled through quickly, but the customer is always right, even if they are slow.
I feel its very imporatant for the Cast to maintain the theme and story of the attractions they work at. These may be petty complaints from "another AP" to some, but just like any other detail in Disneyland, every detail counts. The quality of show isn't doesn't rely soley in the animatronics, lighting, special effects, and props found in an attraction, but also with the Cast Members hosting guests at these attractions.