Looks like Disneyland is applying the "No Tours" rule to everyone.
http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/artic...le.php?ID=1398Originally Posted by Jim HillSlight of build and a basically mild-mannered fellow, David is hardly the sort of guy that you'd single out as being a possible security threat. Yet this past Sunday morning, that's exactly what Disneyland's Security staff did. They closely monitored Koenig's movements as he slowly strolled along Main Street U.S.A., watching his every move.
As you might imagine, Koenig found this treatment somewhat unnerving. Which is why he finally decided to approach the officer who was following him and ask him what the problem might be.
The next thing he knew, David was aggressively interrogated by this Disneyland Security host for his "suspicious activity."
"And what exactly was this 'suspicious activity'?," you ask. Koenig was just jotting down some notes on a clipboard. In preparation for a free tour of the theme park that he'd be giving to some of his readers later that afternoon.
Did Disneyland's Security staff over-react? Oh, yeah. But wait. This story gets better. Just wait 'til you hear what Disneyland's Guest Relations Department did once Koenig actually brought his tour group back into the theme park later that same day.
Now let me stress here that absolutely no money changed hands between David & the people that he brought back into the park with him this past Sunday afternoon. That this tour was completely free. It was something that Koenig offered just as a special "Thank You" to all those folks who come out to attend his book signing at Downtown Disney's Compass Books store.
More to the point, we aren't actually talking about a whole lot of people here. Just nine loyal readers of David's Disneyland history books joined him on this tour. Folks who driven down to Anaheim from as far away as Northern California. Just so they could spend some time with their favorite author as he pointed out the 1955-era sites that you can still find inside this fabled family fun park.
But almost from the moment that Koenig led this pleasant group of people back into the "Happiest Place on Earth," he felt like the Mouse's eyes were on him. That his every move was being watched.
And -- sure enough -- David's instincts proved to be correct. His tour group had barely made into Town Square when Koenig suddenly found the assistant General Manager of Disneyland Guest Relations at his elbow. Right there in front of the fire station, another interrogation began.
This woman got right to the point. She said that she had heard that Koenig was charging guests for an unauthorized tour of Disneyland.