You are at a Theme Park, the point is to HAVE FUN. To think that there was anything malicious in the gentle ribbing for wearing a competitors shirt is taking it too far IMO.
Again, I think this post by the OP is fake. They didn't even come back to clarify their original post from all of our comments.
I remember getting photos with characters at Universal Studios and they would cover any Disney logos with their hands. It was all in good fun.
I guess I take things too seriously. I didn't see the humor in it - but when I don't personally know the person making the jab at me, it is hard to recognize humor. Even my husband thought it was unprofessional. I would prefer that people not jump to conclusions that my posts are fake. That is not my style.
You are entitle to your opinion, but why would you not report this but instead come to a blog to talk about it? That is why I, and many others who have PM'd me, assume it is fake.
As a former USH employee myself, it is not uncommon to make jabs at other theme parks, especially when you know the person works at that park.
Why is this board full of people discussing the good and the bad if that isn't what a board is for?? I will discuss my opinions as you do. I did not report the incidents because it never occurred to me to do so and now after reading the responses here I see that it is my own issue so I will just leave it at that.
The same thing happens in Florida. I wore a WDW shirt to Universal, and was told "you can't get on this ride with that shirt" or "aren't you in the wrong park?" Lame jokes, but I laughed it off. A poster on another site said that he and his young child got lots of flak for wearing a Disney shirt, all day long. That's where they really cross the line. They should leave the kids alone. A child is more likely to take it seriously, and to feel attacked.
Worse, when they were about to embark on a ride, an employee told them that the father couldn't ride with the son because of his Disney attire. The son was already nervous about the ride, and got scared that he would have to ride alone. Is this acceptable? There are limits to "good natured ribbing."
On topic, employees joking around about guest wearing other brands to their theme park is just a joke.
If it was that serious, then a complaint can be made.
I'm personally am not going to wear a Universal shirt at Disney and not expect to be poked fun at, knowing it's not malicious. We all have different emotions, so if it's that serious you know what to do to not get in that situation.
Once again, this situation is not that serious.
When you are an employee, and the B-end of a joke or stunt is a customer... you don't want to find the boundary of what is serious or not. That is just not good common sense as a business person.
Once on pirates before departing there was a large group with knotts clothing on, and before our boat departed the lady said see you soon, well for those without knotts shirts on.
They always get a laugh and I have never seen these jokes as being bad.
I've had cast members make jokes with some of the shirts I have worn, I wore a Mt. Dew shirt once, and in the magic shop the worker cracked a joke about the park being a coke park, and I laughed, thought it was funny and went on my way.
Sometimes they are more obvious then other times and can be missed, but they are there.
once i had my disney ponchos and covered mickey with the USH logo
It is all simply in good fun. I think it's hilarious. I always tease family and friends from out of town, if they put on some Disney attire, (if we are heading to Universal Orlando) and tell them "I can't go to the parks with you dressed like that"
If they do wear it, I EXPECT Universal team members to make silly jokes about it. It is just in good fun.
it is fun
I've had similar experiences in other settings, too. My favorite - I wore a Carnival shirt on a Royal Caribbean ship once. A crew member offered to let me trade my "ugly" red shirt for a better blue one. I took them up on it and they kept the Carnival T and I walked off in a Royal Caribbean polo.