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    Re: Teen Refused Entry over Costume

    I agree with park rules. If one of my nieces or nephews runs up to have their pic taken with a character, i want to know, that when Tinkerbell puts her arm around one of them, they have been through the proper training , and police checks. Not saying this girl had anything on her mind like that, im just saying.......

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    Re: Teen Refused Entry over Costume

    Despite the story, they both looked very nice. I wanted a picture with them lol.

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    Re: Teen Refused Entry over Costume

    Wait.


    She's crying?

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    Re: Teen Refused Entry over Costume

    A 15-year-old high school student I taught and her friends used to wear red shirts to Target and pretend to work there and make videos of each other being rude to guests. She was normally nice and very smart, but I just want to illustrate potential problems if families mistook mischievous and/or rude guests for Disney's cast members. Imagine the viral Youtube videos. It was disturbing enough for me in the early 1980s when I worked at Disneyland and once saw Snow White drinking coffee and smoking a cigarette backstage.

    Had I been this Tinkerbell's date as a teenager, her tears would have began earlier in the day when I would have refused to wear that Peter Pan costume. I'm glad she found that guy, though if he was happy skipping around in green tights, they might just be friends in the future, though probably good friends, I'd guess. I'd want my daughter to have a friend like that.
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    Re: Teen Refused Entry over Costume

    What a shame, she probably didn't know about Disney being very strict on it's policy that denies patrons that wear costumes of Disney characters admission into their parks. I wonder if Universal has this same policy to it's patrons, such as wearing a Harry Potter costume into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and such.

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    Re: Teen Refused Entry over Costume

    There's a reason behind the rules being in place, JCruise highlighted a very good one, I feel that this girl was treated fairly even if she didn't like it, let's face it she was, so kudos to the CMs at DAK for handling the situation well.
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    15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    Sadly, it's true. Reports are spreading quickly, especially on Facebook. A 15 yr old was apprehended by Disney security because she dressed in a Tinkerbell costume. According to televised accounts , her, her boyfriend and parents were escorted by security to a secure location at Disney"s Animal Kingdom and held for a reported 2-1/2- 3 hours because her Tinkerbell costume was too "authentic"? Google this and you will see first-hand the details. According to news reports, the family had saved up for 1 1/2 years for this trip. Disney told the young lady that she would not be allowed into Animal Kingdom. Ironic, because she and her family had already visited MGM without a problem. Again, according to breaking news reports, Disney offerred the party "fast-passes" to the attractions for their inconvenience, but the young lady was required to change out of the costume that she had worked on for months or she could not enter the park. Disney provided her with a complimentary T-shirt + shorts from a gift shop.THIS IS MY IST POST. I GREW UP IN SAN DIEGO IN THE EARLY 1960'S AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY SEE WALT HIMSELF AT A GATHERING IN DISNEYLAND. I believe in my heart that Walt would have embraced that young Disney fan and would of insisted on a photo. (complimentary, of course).
    Boy, how the Disney culture has changed. This young lady deserves to have the Magical experience she were hoping for actually happen. WHAT SAY DISNEY?

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    Re: 15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    Actually... the story is being exaggerated on Facebook and elsewhere. The girl violated a longstanding Disney policy of not allowing guests to dress up like Disney characters on Disney property.

    The reasons for the policy have been discussed at length in this thread: Disney Costume Policy
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    Re: 15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    Perhaps, but children do not have the life experiences that you and I have.

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    Re: 15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    Quote Originally Posted by gd301 View Post
    Perhaps, but children do not have the life experiences that you and I have.
    There are a variety of reasons of why they can't wear costumes in the park. It's a rule and it's even printed on your ticket. Whether you agree with it or not you have to abide by the rules.
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    Re: 15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    I understand. I just do not know why it is OK in1 park but not OK in another.

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    Re: 15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    Quote Originally Posted by gd301 View Post
    I understand. I just do not know why it is OK in1 park but not OK in another.
    It is not supposed to be okay in any park. If one cop doesn't pull you over for speeding, does that mean the one down the street must let you go as well?

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    Re: 15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    Howd!y Pards,

    Well, the truth of it is that the real Tinkerbell wouldn't be allowed to go on many of the rides at Disney cause she is just too short!!!

    Funny, too, that over at Hogsmeade they are not only encouragin' muggles to dress up as wizards and witches and such...they SELL Hogwarts robes and wands and things in ALL sizes...and hope folks will buy 'em and wear 'em! And, they do!

    But, you can't blame Disney for not wantin' folks to get too carried away... Disney Characters have certain behavior characteristics and expectations. Real people from the real world in Disney outfits do not. So, how are folks from Pennsylvania s'pose to know the difference between a real Disney character and a beautiful young girl dressed up as Tinkerbell who is in no way employed by Disney?

    Next we'll have people dressed up as pirates with tattoos and such coming into the park and rings through their noses and ears and such... Nope, can't have that. No adult princesses either...not allowed...nope...sorry.

    You have got to take a visit to Disney seriously! Do not be an overly enthusiastic fan. Proper decorum must be maintained at all times...and all visitors must comply with the dress code. Mouse Ears may be purchased by anyone who so desires inside the park...as long as they do not look much like the real Mickey Mouse...

    Strict rules will be maintained at all times...and those who violate them will receive...uh...fast passes...and free shorts and a T-Shirt.
    Disney can be mighty hard on discipline...mighty hard.

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    Re: 15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    To be fair, Disney did give her a change of clothes and Fastpasses for her time lost. However, it should have checked before thinking it was ok.

    Here's the story:
    Disney makes 'Tinker Bell' change clothes | News - Home
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    Re: 15 yr old young lady taken into custody for wearing a Tinkerbell costume

    This has already been discussed on this thread. jcruise86 gave a very good example of some of the reasons that Disney doesn't want people to look like characters in the park. This policy has been around almost forever, and there are very good reasons for it. It sucks that it ruined this girl's day, and I do feel sorry for her, but the DAK CMs made the right call. She shouldn't have been allowed in DHS like that.
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