When it comes to “the snack that smiles back,” fans have a lot to look forward to this upcoming year. Specifically, Pepperidge farm is set to begin shipping three new flavors of its popular Goldfish snack starting next month!
In October, Junk Food Mom on Instagram hinted that Goldfish would be coming out with a new, nacho-flavored snack starting in January. The Instagram food blogger posted a picture of the new snack with the caption: “Coming in January 2019 new Pepperidge Farm Epic Crunch Goldfish. A mash up of Goldfish and crunchy nacho tortilla chips. Sounds interesting…”
It turns out that not only was she right, but there are three additional flavors coming out.
“A while back I heard of a new Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cracker coming in January,” she tweeted last weekend. “Thanks to an update from @delish, turns out there will be 3 flavors. Epic Crunch Goldfish are tortilla chips shaped into our beloved little fish. In Nacho, Ranch and Honey BBQ flavors. Right out of the bag or swimming in a bowl of soup perhaps… bet these will be Epic.”
Pepperidge Farm released a statement that all three new flavors will be in supermarkets nationwide. According to them, each of these flavors will be made with “a crunchy, full-flavored chip, mashed up into a wholesome Goldish cracker.”
In all honesty, what we’re most happy about is the ranch flavor. Ever since discovering how delicious the condiment is on pizza (trust us, just try it!), we can’t get enough ranch-flavored snacks.
The other flavor is honey BBQ, which is certainly also a winner. We can’t wait to get our fingers into one of their bags and shove the fish-shaped crackers into our mouths, releasing a heavenly experience unto our tastebuds. When has Pepperidge Farm come out with something that wasn’t absolutely delicious? Remember people, this is the company that gave us Milano cookies.
Who doesn’t like a good storytime? We can bet that you’re a big fan of Disney Parks, too! Wondering how these two go together? Well, we have put together some of the most outrageous stories coming straight from former employees of the Disney amusement parks. These stories will make you laugh, gasp in awe, and cringe with disgust.
Sometimes, Disney cast and crew can be more than your average entertainers. The OP was sitting with a group of men in the area that Mickey and Minnie get dressed. The pair came outside after putting on their costumes when one of the guys started catcalling Minnie.
Luckily, our Mickey came to the rescue. He threatened the dude in a way that’s sure to scare him to the point that he wouldn’t dare to do such a thing again!
The book of bad people isn’t the place you want to end up in! Some time ago, the cast member who played Mickey was one of the least liked people on the team of staff. When the parade had started, Mickey suddenly fell and the entire band marched past him.
Our Mickey was struggling so much to catch up and take the lead again. The audience couldn’t help but have a good laugh at the entire scene. Perhaps, this is one of the rare occasions where Mickey wasn’t the favorite one.
This one happened on Space Mountain where an abandoned bag was left without any supervision. As per the regular security measures go, the authority brought their police dog. Pluto sniffed the bag and sat on the ground, which indicated that there must be something wrong with the bag.
It turned out that Pluto was waiting for a treat because the bag was actually full of carne asada burritos. Poor Pluto doesn’t even have any idea what chaos he had caused just for an innocent treat!
Cruise and Cruz
Imagine meeting Tom Cruise and his then-girlfriend, actress Penelope Cruz, during your work shift! They had once come to visit the park along with Cruz’s family. There was a lot of miscommunication among them, though, leading to mega chaos.
The Cruz family and the escorts equally flipped out! Guess what, though? OP only cherishes the fact that her hand had brushed against Cruise’s hand amidst all this drama! We can’t lie — we wouldn’t wash our hands either after that encounter. It’s Tom Cruise, after all!
When a group of Japanese teens had come to visit Disneyland, they began body-shaming the Americans in their native language. The OP is fluent in Japanese, but he kept quiet — until another staff member who also speaks Japanese had to break it to the tourists that most Americans know Japanese.
This immediately horrified the teens to the point that they froze up, looked around at all the dirty stares, and basically ran away. That’ll teach them!
Not for Sale!
Who doesn’t like getting fancy souvenirs from the Happiest Place on Earth? Well, the problem is, some people go overboard to get these — especially when it comes to the pins!
Once a staff member had witnessed a woman running off with a whole set of pins that were put on display in the Haunted Mansion. They clearly weren’t for sale! That didn’t stop her, though.
The pin obsession is apparently a real thing when it comes to Disney souvenirs. Some people cross the line and go to extreme lengths just to get their hands on a Disney pin.
In fact, the whole thing has gotten so out of hand that some staff members — including this poster’s boyfriend — have quit their job. With that, we can only assume the pin traders that the poster mentioned must be far too intense to deal with. And to think that this is all for a pin…
Kids can go overboard sometimes, but this one takes the cake for the funniest kid-to-cast interaction. This one was told by an ex-cast member. When OP was at the Cast Members’ bank, the door to the room suddenly slammed open.
The dude that played Donald came in and threw his costume head on the floor with rage. Apparently, a kid had inappropriately kicked him. Looking at a four-foot-six-inch tall actor yelling while wearing half a Donald Duck costume was probably one of the funniest things this poster has and will ever experience.
The Fountain of Misfortune
This is from one of the cast members who played the Queen of Hearts at that time. There was a small fountain near the Dumbo ride where everyone used to make a wish and throw some coins. Once the OP was doing his job and saw the Tweedles brewing mischief with the kids as usual.
One of them decided to climb onto the fountain and retrieve some coins for himself. Well, karma struck yet again when this conniving Tweedle ended up falling into the fountain. Naturally, everyone got a good laugh at the sight of this dude flopping around with his feet in the air.
Code Three Alert!
Some people have so much nerve. Take this woman, for instance. She threw a full-on tantrum all because the lifeguard was simply doing his job and following safety procedures. The signs clearly stated that unattended children under 12 were not allowed.
Despite this, mommy dearest here insisted that her seven-year-old child could use the pool. So, ultimately, the staff member was forced to call a Code Three alert, which also meant that the pool full of 200 guests had to evacuate.
The security measures in parks always treat unattended objects as a potential threat. So, once when a homeless guy had thrown something into a bush, everyone thought it was an explosive.
When the investigation began, a kid came over to the poster and handed the object to the OP, not knowing it was under investigation. All good, though, because it ended up being a stuffed animal.
Lost Little Guest
Amusement parks are an infamous place for people to lose track of their small children. This story comes from an ex-staff member who had to face this kind of situation when a two-year-old toddler wandered into her area.
It took her parents a good 20 minutes to even realize that they had lost her. She was so young that she couldn’t even speak yet. Luckily, though, the OP here knew exactly how to deal with the situation and ended up saving the day!
Code Brown Catastrophe
Code brown is used by Disneyland’s employees to indicate human waste. According to this story, a kid ended up doing his thing in the pool and a lifeguard was trying to communicate via the code.
Unfortunately, the radio frequencies were overlapping with the nearby Wal-Mart over and over again. Coincidentally, they use the code brown to communicate an exterior threat. So, ultimately the whole store had to shut down because of this miscommunication. Sheesh!
Imagine having a job where you get to meet celebrities every now and then! This incident happened with the OP’s sister who used to work on Main Street, in Disneyland.
One day, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant had come asking if she knew who he was and if she could help him out. She was totally mindblown and starstruck, to say the least. We can’t blame her, though, as we would have been stunned too!
A while back, this poster worked a ride in Animal Kingdom. One day, he’s doing his job when he suddenly notices a giant snake slither its way out of the plants and bushes. Not phased by anything in its line of vision — including strollers and bags — the snake weaved through a line of about 200 people!
Then, it casually slipped into a different wooded area. Fortunately, no one seemed to have noticed this except the ex-staff member. What would you do if you were in his place? Well, we would have flipped out for sure.
Not Your Average Family Dinner!
When this ex-employee was working in the kitchen of Cinderella’s castle, a family of four members had come for a nice dinner. A few minutes into the meal, the husband began to draw everyone’s attention by tapping on his glass to make a toast.
Then, he announced that his wife of 15 years had been having an affair. This shocking moment had made the other guests go silent. The man exited the restaurant with his kids, leaving his wife behind.
Epcot International Festival is an amazing event to have fun with friends and family. However, whenever you’re dealing with someone that’s had too much to drink, the fun starts to sour.
One time, a Naval Academy graduate with his name on the dean’s list had started invading the backstage office at Epcot. What a great way to ruin the night! However, the cast and crew had managed the situation so well that the front stage guests had no idea what was taking place behind the scenes.
This super awkward story comes from an ex-staff member who used to work the attractions and rides in Tomorrowland. Now, aside from the fact that our jaws completely dropped after reading about this dude’s experience, we’re honestly in awe that this woman thought it was remotely okay to smuggle her baby onto a rollercoaster.
Then again, we guess that’s why she was blacklisted from Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We wonder if her ban only applies to that park, or all the Disney parks around the world. In any case, we can only hope that taught her a lesson!
This story features an overly jealous and possessive boyfriend/husband, who punched our sweet Piglet in the stomach when he was only trying to kiss the lady on her hand!
Call us crazy but we think that’s a little extreme, especially considering the fact that the man playing Piglet ended up with a set of fractured ribs. No wonder why this particularly insecure boyfriend was banned from Disney for life…
Discovered in the Discovery Island
Imagine getting dragged out of a resort by the police, all while trying to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Something like this had happened to a man who decided to go camping in an abandoned area of the park.
Unfortunately, the policemen caught him on the island before he could execute this “well-thought-out” plan. What we’re left wondering is if he was banned from the parks, or just scolded.
Trip to the ‘Trippyland
Disney may be the Happiest Place on Earth, but that doesn’t mean it’s always smooth sailing for the staff members. How would you handle this scenario? A grown man takes a hallucinogenic substance and shortly after, was reported missing after he fell into a lake and didn’t resurface.
After one whole day, the man was finally found a mile away in his birthday suit. We can only imagine what it must have been like for him to wake up in the middle of a Disneyland park with no memory of how he got there. And his poor girlfriend!
Debris at Disneyland
Wow — this next post genuinely surprised us! From the sounds of it, people have the tendency to get lost in the magic of Disney parks and they end up crossing too many lines. A few years back, a cast/staff member had reported that he spotted a guest pouring a powdery substance into the water.
It turns out that the powdery substance was actually the ashes of this person’s late relative. And while we understand the sentiment behind the gesture, she should have probably gotten permission first.
Here, in this story, we return to Orlando, Florida. During the EPCOT Annual International Festival, some people get so caught up in drinking that they literally lose their sanity. Once, a 23-year-old intoxicated man decided that he wanted to not only trespass to go backstage, but also steal a cargo work cart in the process.
From the sounds of it, this kid just wasn’t taking no for an answer and even beat up three different people — including a female employee — along the way. Let’s just hope he was banned for life.
Photo With Pluto
People tend to forget that the cast members are human, too — and with that, they deserve and need to take breaks. This story involves a whole family that simply disregarded this. They wanted a picture with Pluto so badly that they pushed the actor into a nearby fountain when she told them that she was going on her break.
What’s worse, the actress ended up with a broken limb. While the kids may not realize or understand that cast members deserve breaks throughout the day, there’s no excuse for the parents; they’re full-grown adults.
Animal Kingdom can be full of surprises! However, what if a rhino puts a damper on the experience? In this story, around 30 guests were on a tour when they stumbled upon a huge rhinoceros, who decided to take a nap in the middle of the street during a torrential downpour.
Disneyland employees are trained to entertain their guests no matter what. So, the dedicated driver had to churn out everything he knew about animals to keep the guests distracted. We have to give it to him for the effort!
Nice Little Company
Now, this story could go either way. It’s quite sweet but also kind of heartbreaking. Back in the ’80s, a sweeper working in the Tomorrowland park noticed that a lady near the monorail station would initiate conversations with lonely men before heading off with them on a monorail ride. The loop continued with several men.
While it’s quite endearing that the lady was probably trying to just comfort these people, we also find it a wee bit sad that she was alone in the first place…
A Pirate’s Life for Me
As we’ve already mentioned, Disney is a magical place — whether you’re in California, Florida, or France! Sometimes, though, the people who visit aren’t quite as enchanting. Here, we have another incident in which a guest was caught dumping her husband’s ashes into the water during the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
And although we completely understand that many people have an attachment to Disney, we think that this kind of gesture is just a tad bit overboard (no pun intended). After all, there are children around and why would you want to taint their memories or experiences?
No Dirty Deeds
If you’ve ever wanted to work in security, but you’re also a huge Disney fan, then we have just the job for you! It turns out that Disney employees also have to work security — sometimes just to police teenagers.
As many private parties are hosted at the venue, many high schoolers take advantage of the situation and do some dirty deeds. In these cases, you as a staff member have to ensure that no teenager gets down to any funny business. Fun job!
Taking the Head Off
Yes, working around Disney’s most iconic characters would be the chance of a lifetime. But, if you were a huge fan of the characters as a child, you may find it disarming to see these “characters” take their heads off at the end of the day. We all know that these costumes are worn by real-life human beings, but that doesn’t mean we want to see it!
A former employee had his mind blown when he first saw the cast member playing Goofy take his costume off. Of course, he knew that there was an actual human inside the costume, but actually witnessing it with his own eyes for the first time was quite shocking!
Puked Out Pasta
Little children can be super cute — until you have to clean up their mess. This story comes from an ex-staff member who had seen a kid eating a ton of pasta with marinara. Later, the kid ended up getting sick right in front of the entrance to Big Thunder Mountain.
Just imagine having to work a job like this. We really do give the staff members on this list a lot of credit for dealing with all the drama that comes with working for Disney!
Dumped Like Trash
Oh goodness. Here’s yet another story about someone getting sick. This time, though, it involves a grown man — which makes matters worse. One guest started to feel a bit queasy as he was entering the EPCOT station, so he made a staff member aware of the situation.
That employee then took the lid off a trash can for easier access just in case the man needed to vomit. Instead, though, he completely disrobed and proceeded to sit on top of the trash can to go number two. Couldn’t he have at least found a bathroom to do that in?
Here we have yet another story about a mother attempting to smuggle her baby onto a rollercoaster. Has everyone gone completely insane?! We just can’t wrap our heads around the fact that people actually do this.
This mother pretended to be pregnant when she was really just carrying her infant child onto a ride with her. Later, the staff started hearing screams coming from her stomach, which explained everything. Pregnant or not — that’s definitely questionable parenting.
As kids, we all enjoyed dressing up as our favorite princess or superhero. Well, someone actually decided to take their childhood fascination and fantasy to the next level. A fully grown woman who was completely intoxicated dressed up as Snow White.
She then walked around the parks pretending to be the character by signing autographs and taking photos with people. Naturally, this caused a lot of commotion and the lady was ultimately escorted out of the parks. Where was the real Snow White in all of this?
‘Waiting’ Isn’t in the Dictionary
What lengths would you go to in order to make it to your favorite party — or in this case, meet and greet? This lady transformed into the real-life Tarzan to crash some other family’s meet and greet.
She was so inspired by the Tarzan character that she decided to climb a tree and swing into the middle of the crowd. We guess she isn’t very fond of waiting in line…
Yellow Yellow, Dirty Fellow
A woman at Disneyland was literally carrying around a jug for her kid to pee in, rather than doing the normal thing by taking bathroom breaks. We still have no idea why. The policies are very strict against this kind of action.
So, she pretended to take it back to the car and hide it. However, we guess karma was waiting to hit back! The pee in the jug got all over her. Ugh!
Leaving a Mark Behind
If the previous stories failed to make you cringe in disgust, then we’ve got the perfect one for you! Imagine that you’re standing in line when suddenly, you notice human feces lying right in front of you.
Well, something similar had happened at Disneyland’s Autopia. Someone had done the deed on the exit ramp and before other people could notice, they began tracking it all over the park. Looks like someone had gone on a mission to leave his mark everywhere he went.
Magic Kingdom Madness
Magic Kingdom is definitely full of wonders, if not literal magic. This staff member can tell you why. He had once witnessed a guy roaming around half-naked — but that’s not even the craziest part!
When he turned around, the employee noticed an entire map of Magic Kingdom tattooed on the man’s back. We guess he loves Magic Kingdom a bit more than the rest of us. Then again, to each their own, right?
Johnny Depp at the Basement
Imagine looking up to see Jack Sparrow standing right in front of you. Sounds pretty generic, right? After all, the cast members often dress as these characters. What if we told you, though, that this wasn’t a fake Jack Sparrow but rather the real deal!
That’s right — Johnny Depp walked into this guy’s souvenir shop at two in the morning, still wearing sunglasses. Yeah, that sounds about right.
Big Man With a Big Mood!
In this story, there were about 26 people on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. This entire boat ride came to a halt when a large man slid to the left side of the boat.
The boat then tilted to the left and ended up getting stuck. Obviously, the easiest fix to the problem was having the man move towards the middle of the boat instead.
Little Side Business
A little side business doesn’t hurt anyone — and this is especially great if you can make some cash by allowing people to have a good time. According to this post, it’s not uncommon for Disney employees to sell discounted tickets as a side hustle.
This OP’s ex-boyfriend made quite a decent amount of money by doing this. Even though it’s a little shady, if it gives some kids the chance to explore the land of magic, is it really the worst thing in the world?
Snow White With a Dark Destiny
The story of Snow White had a dark turnaround, followed by love and happiness. However, her story was just that — a story. You wouldn’t expect anyone to give you an actual poisonous apple, right? Think again!
A cast member playing Snow White received an apple from a guest. Well, it turns out that the fruit had tiny pinprick holes in it, meaning that it had actually been poisoned. Why would anyone think to do this?!
The Disney parks will apparently give you the chance to encounter some of the worst parents ever. In this story, a guy forgets to bring tickets to Disneyland after arriving at the gate.
If that wasn’t bad enough, get this — he then leaves his children in front of the gate and goes back home to get the tickets. Our question is, who in their right mind would leave their children unattended for even a few minutes? This guy was gone for a whole hour!
The ‘70s were a magical time, especially for this person who encountered the majestic MJ in the magical world of Disney World. She came across The Jackson Five, as well as some other people in the group.
Even though most of us probably won’t be able to completely relate to her experience, we admit that we’re super jealous. If only we could witness the legend that was the “King of Pop” — and during his prime!
Goofy and a Goofy Little Guest
Aside from the beloved character Goofy, there’s a good chance that you’ll come across some pretty goofy people when visiting one of the Disney parks. Usually, guests love to hug Goofy and take pictures with him whenever they can, but this little guest wanted to crack a joke instead.
In this story, a little boy ran over to Goofy and pointed at his face, exclaiming, “That’s your face!” He then proceeded to do the same thing with his shirt and, at last, his private parts. We’re guessing that this boy is learning about the human body at school!
What is with Disney guests and their bodily functions?! Perhaps it’s all the magic and excitement that comes with visiting the parks. Still, we can’t help but feel like this particular incident is absolutely bonkers.
One of the guests pooped while waiting in line to ride the Tower of Terror in Orlando. The worst part of it all is the fact that he relieved himself in the section that cast members walk through. Some people might relate to the feeling of not being able to hold it in, but yikes!