are magical, and most will stop at nothing to ensure the safety and happiness of Guests at . But one recently went above and beyond–even to the point of putting her own safety in jeopardy. And we have to admit, she exhibited amazing bravery as well.
Is there anything a and is tasked with doing his or her part to provide the safest, most enjoyable experience for each person with whom he or she visits at the and the in California. And that can mean carrying out a variety of job responsibilities. can’t do? Each
It might mean helping lost parents find their little ones. It could mean directing Guests to the nearest restrooms. It might mean playing the role of a beloved , being a show at a , or working as a operator at , , or the World-Famous .
Sometimes it means telling Guests when the 3:00 p.m. parade begins (yes, we’re serious). But we’re not sure we ever envisioned a Disney Cast Member being tasked with wrangling wildlife at a Disney , especially when it’s not at Disney’s .
But that’s exactly what took place last month when Bren Ladd, a Disney travel agent, visited with her husband for a “kid-free weekend.” As they were leaving for the day, Bren and her husband noticed a “small circle starting to form” near the entrance of the .
“I noticed this amazing trying to move a snake away from the turnstiles,” she said. “She didn’t seem fazed by it; she’s probably done it before.”
Ladd posted a video of the snake-wrangling at to TikTok on April 29, and as of late last week, it had been viewed almost 2 million times.
“It wasn’t a big deal and people weren’t freaking out,” Ladd said. “I just wanted to capture how the whole interaction went down.”
The video shows a female at , attempting to remove a snake from a main thoroughfare in the park. As she works to move the slithery creature, another works to direct the flow of foot traffic around the area where the snake is on the ground.
Ladd says that the conscientious was able to move the snake to an area of bushes away from the path of Guests.
“I find it ironic,” she said. “I started my TikTok page to get my name out there as a Disney travel planner. But the video of mine that went viral will probably deter people from booking their trip or going to Florida in general.”
Snakes and alligators are unwelcome but not uncommon in Florida, especially in and near bodies of water. In 2016, a toddler was killed by an alligator as he played near the water’s edge at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Since that time, the amount of signage about wildlife in and near the water on Disney property has increased, and more than 220 alligators have been removed from the property.
Guests are warned to stay away from bodies of water on Disney property as snakes and alligators are plentiful in the Sunshine State. And while this ‘s job description probably says nothing specifically about being a snake handler, surely Guests at Magic Kingdom that day were thankful she was brave enough to do what needed to be done.