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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogaFrito View Post
    Meh. They are celebrities in a very public place, during one of the busiest times of the year. I'm sure it never occurred to them they might be photographed, nor that any of the thousands of people surrounding them would even be carrying a camera.

    It's not like Krillinish was peeking into their backyard or peering over their bathroom stall...

    But why can't a celebrity be able to just walk through the gates of Disneyland and leave their fame behind? I mean, they are human too, they have lives outside of the cameras and red carpets. Sure we all like to admire them and gawk at them, but when they come to any theme park, not just Disney, AS A GUEST THEMSELVES why can't they just be treated as such? Just as any other regular person, and left alone to live their lives? Taking a picture of them, is the same as going up to them and asking them for their autograph.

    I used to think Tom Selleck was a real dick for the way he treated me when I saw him inside Caesar's Palace some years ago. He was in town for the rodeo convention, and he was walking towards the shops with his daughter. I caught up to him and asked him for his autograph. But he politely told me off, saying that he was with his daughter. Again, I used to think he was a real dick for it, but I look back at it and realize that I was wrong for approaching him in the first place. He wasn't at a premier or a media event. He was out and about with his daughter, and has the right to be left alone. The same goes for Tom & Giselle. Let this be a lesson towards any fan who sees a celebrity and doesn't know where to draw the line or differ between fame and real life.


    On the lighter side, now that I'm thinking about it, back in February 2000, I happened to be at the park with my cousin when they debuted the "Parade of Dreams" (which funny enough is not on the yesterland site). I think I have the name right, but it was the one with the sparkily costumes, and it had the Cinderella mice in it among others. Anyways, my cousin and I got a spot for the parade on this rainy day on the steps of the Main Street Train Station. I looked up, and there was Hall Of Famer and all time greatest manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers....Tom Lasorda. I have been a Dodger fan all my life and it was an honor to see him and be able to talk to him. He was sitting in the benched area, usually the VIP designated section. He had no problem talking to me. Though I didn't approach him for an autograph, we did talk Dodgers a little bit. When I asked him what were "hot prospects" for that upcoming season, he made mention to only one, that being Eric Gagne who became one of their best closures at the time. It was awesome talking to him though. I also remember seeing Kobe Bryant and company at Disneyland, waiting on the exit side of Big Thunder Mountain. They were waiting to be let on the "VIP Way" and ahead of everyone else in line. This was around that time he had a spectacular All Star Game, that was also like Michael Jordan's last. And it was all before the Colorado mess. I shouted to him as I was in line "Hey Kobe! You were awesome at the All Star Game!" He smiled and said thanks. You should see his father. He's bigger/taller than Kobe is.





    Quote Originally Posted by SolCross View Post
    I noticed yesterday when Dogg the Bounty Hunter was there, that he tried to attract the most attention to himself. Usually celebrities with plaids try to downplay themselves by wearing the "I'm invisible" hat/sunglasses combo (although that didn't stop me from recognizing Rainn Wilson right away).

    I've been seeing a lot of plaids lately. But most of the time, I haven't recognized the people they're escorting. Must be great to be famous or a VIP but not be recognizable. Heck, it must be great to be a plaid!!! I'd love to have their job.

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    It's a shame, and probably merely a fantasy, that when anyone walks through the gates of Disneyland, WDW, or any Disney park, that the "magic" doesn't extend to those that enter those gates. When you walk through them, you're treated with respect, and you treat others with respect. (I say this because it doesn't always happen.) And when you're a celebrity, when you walk through those gates, your fame is left behind. You are treated just like anyone else, you're not recognized as a famous person, and you look like everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    But why can't a celebrity be able to just walk through the gates of Disneyland and leave their fame behind?
    Because this is reality, and such is the nature of fame. It's the price you pay when you gain renown, particularly in the entertainment industry (and remember, there are perks, too, lest your weeping overtake you).

    Taking a picture of them, is the same as going up to them and asking them for their autograph.
    Nonsense, I say! Just ask Tom Selleck. A picture can be taken discreetly, from a distance. An autograph seeker directly imposes himself into the celebrity's life, forcing an interaction that would otherwise be avoided. I'm sure Mr. Selleck would have happily traded your own interruption for a split-second click of a camera some 30 feet away he likely wouldn't even notice...

    Quote Originally Posted by BassBone View Post
    I'm not saying it's illegal what they did, just in poor taste.
    I know. And I'm just saying it's not that big of deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of plaids lately. But most of the time, I haven't recognized the people they're escorting. Must be great to be famous or a VIP but not be recognizable. Heck, it must be great to be a plaid!!! I'd love to have their job.
    It sounds good on paper, but I think I would snap if I had to deal with some prissy celeb. When Chuck Norris came a few months ago, he was definitely acting like a princess. He wanted his own Sub at at FNSubmarine Voyage for his party of FIVE, and on a busy day. So needless to say he was pissed when they rejected that notion, because we all know how Nemo's queue is, and that's 35 seats wasted.

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    sweet but i havent seen anyone yet
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    I just noticed the replies to my pic of Tom Brady and Gisele. The pic may look like I'm close to them, but I am actually pretty far. I noticed them as I walked near them, but I didn't want to bring attention to them. As a CM, I know we are not supposed to bring attention to them. As a guest that day, I tried to do the same. I waited until I was further away and took a pic in a way to not draw attention to them. I did not want to approach them, whether or not they were with their kid. I took the picture discreetly in about 2 seconds with the camera in between a couple of my friends.

    I'm not saying that this makes it any less wrong or whatever to take a picture at all of them, but I feel I did not inconvenience Tom and Gisele by what I did. I did not approach them. I did not yell out "It's Tom and Gisele!" I whispered to my friend who it was as we kept on walking by. I pointed the camera back to snap a quick photo, and we were on our way.

    That's my take on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krillinish View Post
    I just noticed the replies to my pic of Tom Brady and Gisele. The pic may look like I'm close to them, but I am actually pretty far. I noticed them as I walked near them, but I didn't want to bring attention to them. As a CM, I know we are not supposed to bring attention to them. As a guest that day, I tried to do the same. I waited until I was further away and took a pic in a way to not draw attention to them. I did not want to approach them, whether or not they were with their kid. I took the picture discreetly in about 2 seconds with the camera in between a couple of my friends.

    I'm not saying that this makes it any less wrong or whatever to take a picture at all of them, but I feel I did not inconvenience Tom and Gisele by what I did. I did not approach them. I did not yell out "It's Tom and Gisele!" I whispered to my friend who it was as we kept on walking by. I pointed the camera back to snap a quick photo, and we were on our way.

    That's my take on it.

    Let me just put it this way. You should become part of the papparazi. Just another photographer snapping a quick picture of a celebrity couple in a somewhat private family moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    I've been seeing a lot of plaids lately. But most of the time, I haven't recognized the people they're escorting. Must be great to be famous or a VIP but not be recognizable. Heck, it must be great to be a plaid!!! I'd love to have their job.
    It's not as easy as it looks. It's a lot of running (in heels across 150 acres +). It's a lot of stress (it's your job to think of EVERYTHING for a group of people you just met). It's a lot of balancing on a tight rope (YOUR Guests don't want to be bothered, but you want to be nice to the rest of the Guests you encounter). It's knowing the front and back doors, walkways, passages, backstage routes, of the entire resort, and timing what parade or train will be in your way depending on which route you take when. It's knowing that everything from the words you speak to the way you hold your fork at dinner to the way you pressed your sleeves this morning is a representation of The Walt Disney Company to the very people they are courting for future business interactions, and whether or not they have fun today could very well be the deciding factor for them.

    Most people (Guests & CMs) think it's just "riding rides with celebrities." I'd think it the coolest job ever if that's all it was, too. As it stands, I think it a pretty cool job, but for entirely different reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    Let me just put it this way. You should become part of the papparazi. Just another photographer snapping a quick picture of a celebrity couple in a somewhat private family moment.
    Haha! That's right, taking a snapshot at the Busiest Place on Earth is exactly the same as stalking a celebrity outside their home and selling your photographs to the highest bidder...
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    Re: Celebrity sightings @ DLR (Merged)

    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    But why can't a celebrity be able to just walk through the gates of Disneyland and leave their fame behind?








    Because they are celebrities 24/7.

    They know that when they enter a public place they are subject to recognition by the public.

    It goes with the fame...


    That being said, we usually don't take pics of celebs in the Park (we're not that impressed), but hey, that's just us. They are there on their own time and we respect that.

    But there is nothing wrong with taking pics of them. Public place...



    Now, enough of this jibberish, bring on more of the celebrity sighting pics!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolMickey View Post
    Because they are celebrities 24/7.

    They know that when they enter a public place they are subject to recognition by the public.

    It goes with the fame...


    That being said, we usually don't take pics of celebs in the Park (we're not that impressed), but hey, that's just us. They are there on their own time and we respect that.

    But there is nothing wrong with taking pics of them. Public place...



    Now, enough of this jibberish, bring on more of the celebrity sighting pics!!! LOL
    Yeah fame follows them 24/7, but they have the god given right live a normal life outside of the CAREERS that their fame is associated with. I just wish that fans would respect that when seeing them out in public, away from the spotlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumRunner31 View Post
    It's not as easy as it looks. It's a lot of running (in heels across 150 acres +). It's a lot of stress (it's your job to think of EVERYTHING for a group of people you just met). It's a lot of balancing on a tight rope (YOUR Guests don't want to be bothered, but you want to be nice to the rest of the Guests you encounter). It's knowing the front and back doors, walkways, passages, backstage routes, of the entire resort, and timing what parade or train will be in your way depending on which route you take when. It's knowing that everything from the words you speak to the way you hold your fork at dinner to the way you pressed your sleeves this morning is a representation of The Walt Disney Company to the very people they are courting for future business interactions, and whether or not they have fun today could very well be the deciding factor for them.

    Most people (Guests & CMs) think it's just "riding rides with celebrities." I'd think it the coolest job ever if that's all it was, too. As it stands, I think it a pretty cool job, but for entirely different reasons.


    Honestly, it actually sounds like my type of work. May not have the extrinsic value, but it would have the intrinsic value of it though.

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    Re: Celebrity sightings @ DLR (Merged)

    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    Let me just put it this way. You should become part of the papparazi. Just another photographer snapping a quick picture of a celebrity couple in a somewhat private family moment.
    I'm sure you didn't intend for this post to sound as snotty and holier than thou as it did. But wow, did it ever! I see nothing wrong with the behavior of the poster. I'd probably try to snap a picture, too, if I could do it unobtrusively and without interfering in the celebrities day. That doesn't mean I'd stalk them for personal profit. Maybe ease up a little. I'm sure you're a much better person than all of us celebrity-obsessed photo hounds. Good job.

    And did you seriously just imply that soldiers have died so these celebrities have the right to go out unphotographed? Because that implication is appalling to me, and I think it really belittles the work that those honest and brave citizens are doing.
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    A friend of mine told me that Justin Timberlake was in the parks yesterday. Can anyone confirm this so I can cry?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AidensDaddy View Post
    Yeah fame follows them 24/7, but they have the god given, and the american-soldier-dieing-while-defending-your-rights given right live a normal life outside of the CAREERS that their fame is associated with.








    Unbelievable!

    Yeah, our soldiers are out there fighting the fight with the celebrities' ability to enjoy DL (or anywhere else for that matter) without their fans taking pictures of them in mind.

    Yeah, that must keep our soldiers motivated!

    I think a reality check is in order...



    I'd rather shake the hand of a military person and thank them for their service any day of the week than some over-paid, pretty faced celebrity out there.

    But hey, that's just me...

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