Disney Safety….who knew…

There is a guideline at Disney called the Operation Hourly Ride Capacity (OHRC) which dictates how many people should get on each ride per hour.  This is the number they found made things safe and enjoyable and is the maximum number of Guests the park employees and security guards could safely handle. The OHRC was invented as a way to combat the long lines by creating an assembly-line quota to get everyone through the park.

Did you ever think of all the safety regulations that happen behind the scenes at the happiest place on earth…

Since Disney began building and operating theme parks in the 1950’s, the Company has established hundreds of internal standards for the development and operation of theme park attractions.

Did you know….More than one hundred Cast Members are stationed along the parade route as a contingency against unexpected occurrences, such as children running out into the path of an oncoming parade, and to guide Guests to evacuation routes in the event of an emergency.

Disney is also extremely concerned about the quality and safety of its consumer products, especially those products that are enjoyed by children. The Product Integrity group reviews the safety of all consumer products sold or distributed by Disney.



Because a wide range of expertise is needed for successful safety programs, Disney’s safety departments include people from a variety of safety-related professions and occupations, medical doctors, nurses, former police officers and FBI detectives, professional engineers, Certified Industrial Hygienists, ergonomists, people with master’s degrees in public health, certified food professionals, registered sanitarians, registered microbiologists and biologists, among others.

According to Walt …The safety and security of our guests and our cast members is of paramount importance to me.

“You can dream, create, design and build

the most wonderful place in the world. . .
but it requires people to make the dream a reality.”


2 Responses to “Disney Safety….who knew…”

  1. Very interesting, never thought about all of the operational procedures that are in place.

  2. I don’t think a lot of people do. It caught my eye when I saw pinnochio all chained up like that and I did a little research.

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