21 Disney Employees Tell The Craziest Thing They’ve Ever Seen At The Park

17. MykeXero

When I worked on Space Mountain circa 2003, Tom Cruise came on Space Mountain with his then-girlfriend Penelope Cruz and her family.
His group gets on the ride, they go have fun, and they come back to the station. As is standard procedure, we asked if they wanted to stay in the car and ride again. This is so they dont have to get out, just to immediately reboard. (star privilege!)
We dispatch the car, and as it starts to move forward, Penolope`s non-English speaking family starts flipping out. Apparently they didnt want to go again. So they stand up. This causes us to press the button to stop the cars (in the station only).
Alarms start going off (as the ride is about to break down if we dont start moving them).
The alarms start flipping out the escorts. Everyone but the people who work the ride are flipping out. Beeping, yelling, good times.
Anyway, we release the “station stop”. I have to manually tug the car to the next spot in the station, via the passanger handle bar in the front. This is when my hand came in contact with Tom Cruise`s.
I never washed it again.


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