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"Everybody's got a laughing place. Maybe this one is yours!"
A vulture seen just before the climb to the big drop on Splash Mountain

Multiple Parks

  • The Haunted Mansion warrants its own page.
  • Splash Mountain has its fair share of funny moments, such as the "How Do Ya' Do?" sequence with the geese trying to fish, but catching hats and boots instead.
  • The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World features some pirates who are, quite frankly, drunk off their asses. You can even hear them butchering the theme song in places.
  • The real fun on the Jungle Cruise comes not from the animatronics or the scenery, but from all the bad puns and corny jokes your skipper dishes out.
  • The adventures of Push, the talking trash can.
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Audience highlights:
    • While waiting in a pre-show room, a series of slogans play on monitors along with the logos. Unfortunately, due to the Cue Card Pauses, they make the Imagination Institute appear incompetent and insane.
    • When the ceremony begins, an illuminated sign reading "Inventor of the Year Award" drops from the ceiling. Wayne crashes into the sign with his Hoverpod and knocks out most of the letters in such a way that only "Nerd" can be lit.
    • After Nick (miniaturized along with the audience) calls up to Diane that his pet python is now slithering loose, she passes out with a thud. Dr. Nigel Channing bends down into view to ask: "She didn't land on anyone, did she?"
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    • The whole business with Adam picking up the auditorium to "show the little people to my mom!" And the very delicate process of putting it back exactly where it was before ("Otherwise the exits won't line up!"). Also a Great Moment for Disney Imagineering thanks to the wonderful swaying effect throughout, the work of a specially-rigged floor.
    • The punchline: Wayne gets the audience back to size, but in the process... "Honey, I did— I blew up the dog!" The curtain closes on the chaos, but then Quark pokes through it and sneezes on the audience!
  • In It's Tough to Be a Bug!, Flik having to apologize for the termite's act going awry: "I hope none of you guys are allergic to acid..."
  • In Star Tours: The Adventures Continue:
    • During the "Vader" opening:
    Darth Vader: We know you have a Rebel spy on board!
    C-3PO: Why, that's preposterous! I've never seen that man/woman before in my... (turns around and realizes that the spy is one of the riders) ...oh dear.
    • At the end of the "Naboo" ending, C-3PO tries to land the Starspeeder into a hangar but has no idea where the brakes are, in a Call-Back to Captain Rex from the original attraction. He ends up making the ship smash directly into a Naboo ship, with the tip smashing through the window and into the audience. The pit droid on the ship is not happy about this.
      Made even better by his comment when the pit droid falls off. "No, I did not give you permission to come aboard."
    • The other Naboo ending, as well. Riders who've been on this ride before assume it'll end like the above... only for the tip of the Naboo ship to not break through the windshield, and instead fall off. The pit droid then angrily tosses a bucket of yellow paint on to your ship's windfield before storming off, with C-3PO being offended by the droid's rudeness.
    • Chewbacca gets stuck to the windshield at one point in the "Kashyyyk" segment.
  • Any video featuring the Mad Hatter and Alice or any character from Alice in Wonderland around the park.

Disneyland Park

  • The inimitable Wally Boag, as the fast talking traveling salesman, from the Golden Horseshoe Review. A recording can be watched here.
  • At the Royal Theatre, a comedic duo known as Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones performs plays of Tangled and Beauty and the Beast with help from Rapunzel, Flynn, Belle, and Lumiere. Hilarity Ensues. For starters, Rapunzel refuses to let down her hair because it takes forever to braid, and Mr. Smythe assures Belle that Mr. Jones doesn't need any stage magic to act as dumb as Gaston.
  • Goofy Visits Disneyland in The Art of Vacationing, 2 and a half minutes of pure genius, exactly what you'd expect from the clumsy dog himself, and a mascot one no less. All written in the style of his classic "The Art of..." shorts.
  • Some captains of the Storybook Land Canal Boats will give an explanation as to why Monstro the Whale acts like a tunnel. Apparently, he sneezed so hard, his tail blew right off.
  • Darth Vader Goes to Disneyland. The updated Star Tours hadn't opened yet, though, so Lord Vader and his Stormtroopers try to find ways to kill time until then, to the accompaniment of a twinkly remix of "The Imperial Theme". When they return and the attraction STILL isn't open, Vader basically says "screw this" and opens the doors to the attraction using the Force.
  • This video of the villains celebrating Halloween.
    • Related to the above: since 2009, there have been commercials for Halloween at the Disneyland Resort in which the villains have supposedly taken over for the duration. Particularly priceless is a moment where Captain Hook rides the Ghost Galaxy version of Space Mountain.
  • Like the movie that inspired it, the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough ends with a storybook showing a picture of Aurora dancing with Philip, while wearing a dress that changes colors between pink and blue. Unlike the corresponding scene in the movie, you can actually hear the fairies argue, "Make it pink!" and, "Make it blue!" as the colors change.
  • A 1996 VHS of the Main Street Electrical Parade, sold during the "Farewell Season", contains Book-Ends from Cinderella. Despite the glamor and grace usually associated with a Disney Princess, she slips a snide remark about her ugly stepsisters when she shows the viewers around the performers' makeup room:
    Everyone is putting on their best face. Some people are having a harder time than others! Oh, they try and they try, but I'm afraid they'll never get it right!

Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World)

  • A good part of the humor of Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, comes from whoever they pick as "That Guy".
    • Footage of Roz saying, "The less you laugh, well, we might not have enough power to open the exit door." (forced laughter ensues)
    • The screens showing people who are seated with captions like "WILL TREAT EVERYONE TO CHURROS" and "HAS NO IDEA WHERE HE IS".
    • One show had a kid who was playing a game on his phone instead of actually participating in the show. The performers had a field day with this.
    "Wow, that's great. That's a great use of your ticket."
    • There was a show where a parent in the audience FELL ASLEEP. Needless to say, it was open season...
    • One of the jokes picked during one show was one of the Yoda Jokes from the Game Grumps episode of the same name.
    Marty: What kind of car does a Jedi drive? A To-Yoda!
    • During one show, the person chosen for one demonstration could not speak English. Needless to say, the entire segment went Off the Rails.
    • The attraction that it replaced, The Timekeeper, had such gems as:
    Timekeeper: (singing in an Ethel Merman imitation) There's nowhere to go...BUT UP!
  • This girl challenges Gaston to an arm-wrestling contest, and wins.
  • In October 2015, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show brought the Sanderson Sisters back to "the living world" for the first time in 22 years, and allowed them to meet several of the other Disney villains. Highlights include:
    • Winnie asks Sarah and Mary to hand her a spell to brew a "Hocus Pocus Party Potion". They struggle to find it, until Winnie finds it wrapped around Mary's dark chocolate candy bar (which Mary refers to as the only type of candy she likes). Later, some chocolate smudged on the spell causes Mary to misread an ingredient as "farous mares", until she licks it clean to reveal the phrase, "nefarious nightmares".
    • Sarah fawns over Dr. Facilier, when he arrives to deliver the first ingredient, "sinister shadows". When he starts singing "Friends on the Other Side", the sisters wonder if their mother became one of those "friends".
    • Winnie eventually worries that she can't finish the potion, because the spell calls for "Frightful Friends" to lend their powers, and she has no friends. Sarah and Mary call themselves her friends, but she reminds them, "We're sisters. I have to like you."
    • As the sisters sadly prepare to leave with their potion unfinished, Maleficent suddenly appears, furious that someone else would throw a party without inviting her. They immediately bow and apologize to her, until she finally agrees to help them gather more ingredients. Cue a cavalcade of villains, each delivering a prop from his or her movie, parading onto the stage.
    • For the finale, Winnie leads all of her new "Frightful Friends" in a performance of "I Put a Spell on You". After she sings, "Now the witch is back/And there's heck to pay", she slyly winks to viewers who still remember the less-kid-friendly version from the movie.
  • This story showing the reaction a Frozen cosplayer received from Princess Anna.
  • The pre-show for Stitch's Great Escape!.
  • A more historical moment occurred in the 1980s where Universal basically declared war against Disney for their plans to build Hollywood Studios (back then known as Disney-MGM Studios) at the same time they were building their own park. Universal addressed the media and boldly announced that they would deliver two Universal-branded directors' chairs to Mickey and Minnie Mouse, even if it meant marching into the Magic Kingdom to do it. Disney did everything in their power to prevent such a meeting, but Universal were committed to the publicity stunt, driving into Walt Disney World in a van loaded with costumed characters led by Woody Woodpecker, Dracula, and Frankenstein. Disney could not let the Universal cast members into the Magic Kingdom due to licensing, so sent Mickey and Minnie to meet them at the monorail hub to accept the chairs.
  • During the pre-show of "Enchanted Tales with Belle", if you bring up the mirror early, the cast member will just comment nonchalantly on how nice it looks. It's only until their cue starts, and then they address the elephant in the room.

Epcot (Walt Disney World)

  • On the final ceremonial ride of Epcot's World of Motion (the predecessor to Test Track), the ride broke down. The GM executives on the ride had to walk to the exit.
  • The O Canada! film has Martin Short taking exception to the narrator's talk of Canada as a frozen wasteland.
    Short: You should hear from someone from Canada, someone who grew up there and loves it.
    Narrator: Is Celine Dion here?
    Short: NO, Celine Dion isn't here!!!
  • On the Frozen Ever After attraction, when everyone is singing "For The First Time In Forever"- if you listen to Olaf, he's singing "(He Doesn't) really know this song!" and makes up his own lyrics... because he hadn't been created when they sang the song in the film.
  • The story behind this image taken inside the Les Chef de France restaurant in the France Pavilion in Epcot years ago, which features Marie from The Aristocats against a glass window.
  • In the World Showcase, guests can play an interactive game on their phones, featuring characters from Phineas and Ferb. Considering it's centered around the Perry the Platypus and Doofenshmirtz, there's bound to be a few laughs here and there. The first of many is quoted below
    Major Monogram: On your dangerous assingnment, we'll give you pointers over our Field Operative Notification Equipment. Or F.O.N.E.
    Carl the Intern: Or, we could pronounce it "phone" sir.
    Major Monogram: Good point Carl.
  • Alec Tronic was a very impressive animatronic for his time, and it certainly didn't stop him from telling some good jokes.
    Have we got a show for you today! ...Guys, have we got a show for them today? Guys?
    It's really great to be here! Actually, I have to be here, 'cause I'm bolted to the floor!

Disney's Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World)

  • The original Soundstage Tour had a segment demonstrating bluescreen techniques in which kids were picked from the crowd to ride the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids bee. After the finished scene is played back, the video reveals it's being critiqued by Siskel & Ebert (their show was produced by Disney, or more accurately their syndication arm, Buena Vista TV), who give it a rave review — especially for the acting!
  • The original Magic of Disney Animation Tour's opening film, Back to Neverland, featured Robin Williams getting turned into a Disney animated character three years before Aladdin and put into the world of Peter Pan two years before Hook. When Tinkerbell sprinkles him and host Walter Cronkite with pixie dust, Robin comments "Ooooh, she's so bright...It's like being in the presence of Barbra Streisand!".
    • Also, the two would be shown at various stations of the studio with video monitors showing short bits of the animated Williams in situations such as set on fire. "Nice, Walter. You didn't do this to the animals on your nature specials."
  • The Star Wars Weekends, at the Studio Parks, is known to have a Cast Panel, which often starts with a scene of four Stormtroopers, who show images of when they look about the park, listen to their playlists, before one of the Stormtroopers has something happen to him. This would either be...
    • Attacked by Darth Maul.
    • Attacked by Ewoks.
    • Graffitied by Rebels, before being given a thermal detonator.
    • And frozen in carbonite, by Darth Vader.
      • They also bring up justification for the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy trope. Their example is when Luke & Leia are at the bridge in A New Hope. They justify not hitting them by saying that they were told to let the Rebels escape the Death Star so they could trick them back to the Rebel base. They were missing on purpose... though, one of the Stormtroopers claims he didn't know that was the plan.
  • Star Wars Weekends also used to have Dance-Offs with the characters.
  • Superstar Television, which put audience volunteers in Chroma Key scenes of television then and now, had all sorts of funny moments, but the two best were probably:
    • The opening credits of Gunsmoke reveal a new cowboy hero: A baby on a rocking horse!
    • Neil Armstrong taking his one small step on the moon is marred by the accidental appearance of...the cue card holder, who flees for their life when they realize their mistake!
  • At the kickoff show for nighttime celebration Villains Unleashed, Hades delivers a Take That! at the Frozen Summer Fun campaign.
    Well, sorry that my Hades Hangout seems to have thawed the Frozen stage! Oops! My bad! I guess all you Frozen fans will have to let it go! For the first time in forever, you won't have to hear that song tonight!
  • The part in the Muppet-Vision 3D preshow where Sam the Eagle introduces the audience to Mickey Mouse, but he turns out to be Rizzo the Rat.
    • Okay, pretty much every joke in the ride works at least once. The more you see it however, you'll start noticing the Funny events in the background.
  • Phineas and Ferb had a little meet and greet session in the park, up until the Streets of America area started to get demolished for Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land. This was just one funny encounter of them with a fan.
    • Another funny occurrence happened on the loudspeakers that played songs from the show as if Danville's radio DJ was playing them. At one point, he's doing an interview with the boys' mom, as she was one hit wonder Lindana. Then Candace tries to bust the duo for doing their meet and greet, but eventually realizes she's in the studio, and the following occurs.
    Candace: I'd really like you to play a song dedicated to the love of my life Jeremy.
    DJ: Okay, here's My Nemesis.
    (cue said Doofenshmirtz and Perry related song)
  • The Frozen sing-along show features a lot of ad-libbing and hammy performances. But the best part is whenever someone says "puddle" instead of "happy snowman" during "In Summer". The hosts always react negatively, mainly the male host, whose reactions range from Tranquil Fury to Suddenly SHOUTING!; one instance was utterly hilarious:
    Host: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! What is wrong with you?! Get him out of here!!!!! Go watch The Muppets!!!!!

Disney's Animal Kingdom (Walt Disney World)

  • In Finding Nemo: The Musical, the scene where we see many sea creatures talking about Marlin's journey culminates in this scene with a pair of flying penguins...
    Penguin 1: And then this whale comes along and takes him right to Sydney Harbor and shoots him outta his spout! Isn't that amazing?
    Penguin 2: That IS amazing! Wait a minute, we're penguins. We can't fly.
    Penguins: (promptly falling out of the sky) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

California Adventure (Disneyland Resort)

Hong Kong Disneyland

  • In the ride Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars you can see a bear scratching his back(which bears are known to do) against a lever which, depending on your personal and mental POV, is placed too low (down near his rear end) and looks like he's having a bit too much fun; there's also a father bear and his bear cub trying to cook salmon they caught — with dynamite.
  • Mickey and the Wondrous Book has, halfway through the show, Olaf casually walking around headless while Goofy tries to persuade Mickey that everything is fine and Olaf still has his head.

Disneyland Paris

  • Stitch in Stitch Live!note  The cute and mischievous alien can now interact with you (and make fun of you) in this marvelous attraction.


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