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American Sign Language: "Disney signing"


 

Hello!

Goodbye!
"How can I help you?"
"Where are your parents?"
"Would you like a photo?"
"The restrooms are..."
ENJOY
FUN
WONDERFUL
DAY


DISNEYLAND:


Here is a "quiz" on "Disneyland-related" signing: http://asl.gs/testing/disney/
Next I'll be slicing up the video and building the pages and linking them here.

Under Construction:

ADVENTURELAND
ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND
ANAHEIM
ARRIVE
BIG-THUNDER-MOUNTAIN-RAILROAD
BLUE-BAYOU-RESTAURANT
BUMPER CARS
BUNK-BED
BUS
BUY
CALIFORNIA
CRITTER-COUNTRY
DISNEY / DISNEYLAND
DISNEY-WORLD
DOWNSTAIRS
DOWNTOWN
DUCK
EARLY
ENCHANTED-TIKI-ROOM
ENTRANCE
EXPIRED-TICKET
FANTASMIC
FASTPASS
FINDING-NEMO-SUBMARINE-VOYAGE
FIREWORKS
FORBIDDEN
FRONT-DESK
FRONT-GATE
FRONTIER-LAND
FUN
GET-IN-[SIT]
GET-OFF-OF-RIDE-[GET-OUT-OF]
GET-ON-[STRADDLE]
GO-AS-A-GROUP-[WALKING]
GROUP-FORM-UP
GROUP-GET-IN-[CARPOOL]
HALL
HAND-STAMP
HAUNTED-MANSION
HONEY-I-SHRUNK-THE-AUDIENCE
HOTEL
HOW-MUCH-THAT-COST
ICE-MACHINE
INDIANA-JONES
JOIN-PARTICIPATE
JUNGLE-CRUISE
KING-ARTHURS-CAROUSEL
KINGDOM
KNOTSBERRY-FARM
LATE
LINE-[A-LONG-LINE-OF-PEOPLE]
LINE-[OF-PEOPLE]
LOCKER
LOS-ANGELES
MAD-TEA-PARTY
MAGIC
MAIN-STREET-USA
MAP
MIDNIGHT
MONORAIL
NEAR
NEW-ORLEANS-SQUARE
NEXT-WHAT-DO
PARADE
PARKING-LOT
PIRATES-OF-THE-CARIBBEAN
PLACE
PREFER-FAVORITE
PRINCESS
RESERVATION
RIDE-[RIDE-IN]
RIDE-ON
RIVER-BOAT
ROCKET
ROLLER-COASTER
SCARED-AFRAID
SCREAM
SHOPPING-DISTRICT
SHOW-PERFORMANCE
SHUTTLE-COMMUTE
SLEEPING-BEAUTYS-CASTLE
SMALL-WORLD
SNOW-WHITE
SPACE-MOUNTAIN
SPINNING-AROUND
SPLASH-MOUNTAIN
STAR-TOURS
STAY
TAKE-OFF-LEAVE
TARZANS-TREE-HOUSE
TEMPLE-OF-DOOM
TICKET
TOGETHER-WITH
TOMORROWLAND
TRADE-SWAP
TREEHOUSE
VOICE-OFF
WAIT
WET
WOULD-YOU-MIND

 

01. ADVENTURELAND
02. ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND
03. ANAHEIM
04. ARRIVE
05. BIG-THUNDER-MOUNTAIN-RAILROAD
06. BLUE-BAYOU-RESTAURANT
07. BUMPER CARS
08. BUNK-BED
09. BUS
10. BUY
11. CALIFORNIA
12. CRITTER-COUNTRY
13. DISNEY-DISNEYLAND
14. DISNEY-WORLD
15. DOWNSTAIRS
16. DOWNTOWN
17. DUCK
18. EARLY
19. ENCHANTED-TIKI-ROOM
20. ENTRANCE
21. EXPIRED-TICKET
22. FANTASMIC
23. FASTPASS
24. FINDING-NEMO-SUBMARINE-VOYAGE
25. FIREWORKS
26. FORBIDDEN
27. FRONT-DESK
28. FRONT-GATE
29. FRONTIER-LAND
30. FUN
31. GET-IN-[SIT]
32. GET-OFF-OF-RIDE-[GET-OUT-OF]
33. GET-ON-[STRADDLE]
34. GO-AS-A-GROUP-[WALKING]
35. GROUP-FORM-UP
36. GROUP-GET-IN-[CARPOOL]
37. HALL
38. HAND-STAMP
39. HAUNTED-MANSION
40. HONEY-I-SHRUNK-THE-AUDIENCE
41. HOTEL
42. HOW-MUCH-THAT-COST
43. ICE-MACHINE
44. INDIANA-JONES
45. JOIN-PARTICIPATE
46. JUNGLE-CRUISE
47. KING-ARTHURS-CAROSEL
48. KINGDOM
49. KNOTSBERRY-FARM
50. LATE
51. LINE-[A-LONG-LINE-OF-PEOPLE]
52. LINE-[OF-PEOPLE]
53. LOCKER
54. LOS-ANGELES
55. MAD-TEA-PARTY
56. MAGIC
57. MAIN-STREET-USA
58. MAP
59. MIDNIGHT
60. MONORAIL
61. NEAR
62. NEW-ORLEANS-SQUARE
63. NEXT-WHAT-DO
64. PARADE
65. PARKING-LOT
66. PIRATES-OF-THE-CARIBBEAN
67. PLACE
68. PREFER-FAVORITE
69. PRINCESS
70. RESERVATION
71. RIDE-[RIDE-IN]
72. RIDE-ON
73. RIVER-BOAT
74. ROCKET
75. ROLLER-COASTER
76. SCARED-AFRAID
77. SCREAM
78. SHOPPING-DISTRICT
79. SHOW-PERFORMANCE
80. SHUTTLE-COMMUTE
81. SLEEPING-BEAUTYS-CASTLE
82. SMALL-WORLD
83. SNOW-WHITE
84. SPACE-MOUNTAIN
85. SPINNING-AROUND
86. SPLASH-MOUNTAIN
87. STAR-TOURS
88. STAY
89. TAKE-OFF-LEAVE
90. TARZANS-TREE-HOUSE
91. TEMPLE-OF-DOOM
92. TICKET
93. TOGETHER-WITH
94. TOMORROWLAND
95. TRADE-SWAP
96. TREEHOUSE
97. VOICE-OFF
98. WAIT
99. WET
100. WOULD-YOU-MIND

 


 

Dear Dr. Vicars,

My name is Kelly MJ Andrews, and I work for Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Ko O'lina, Oahu, Hawaii. I am part of Disney Photopass Imaging (DPI), and I make memories through the lens of the camera along with my team of about twenty other photographers.

My team and I are very dedicated to our job; we really do LOVE our work. However, we're finding that we having trouble communicating with some of our guests.

A few weeks ago, one of our photographers had trouble communicating with a couple because they were Deaf. It seemed as though we couldn't find anyone in the area to help us. Though this person would make a brilliant mime and was able to eventually help the couple, it came to our attention that maybe we should try to learn ASL. I've been researching for about a week now, and your website seems to be the thing that has helped me most.

So here's my query:

I don't know ASL, but I want to learn along with the rest of my department. We've agreed that we all want to learn together, and we need to master basic phrases first that will help us on the job, such as, "Hello," "Goodbye," "How can I help you?" "Where are your parents?" "Would you like a photo?" "The restrooms are..." etc etc etc. Anything that could help us at a Disney level resort.

My problem is, I don't know ASL. :) What do you recommend to start with? Where should I/we begin? I'm going to put together some worksheets, so we can practice on our own, but not knowing what to put is difficult. Do you have any advice?

Thank you for all your help, in advance,

Kelly MJ Andrews
Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa - Disney Photopass Imaging
 



Kelly writes:
"We work for Disney, so, how would you sign, 'Have a magical day?'"


Dear Kelly,
There "is" a sign for magic. However, the MAGIC sign doesn't have the same range of meaning as the English word "magic." When you say "magical" in the context of a "Disney Resort" it paints a picture of "a special, wonderful, and fun experience."
"Have a magical day!" is an encouragement have a day full of experiences that seem "magic-like."
And while it is certainly possible that you could sign something to the effect of MAGIC-SAME, it could be problematic since many Deaf are unfamiliar with and/or do not recognize the sign MAGIC.
Many Deaf simply "spell" out the word m-a-g-i-c.
For a quick, safe, and solid way to extend "well wishes" I would recommend you use the signs: "ENJOY WONDERFUL DAY" or maybe even, "ENJOY FUN WONDERFUL DAY!"
Cordially,
Dr. Bill




 


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