I just wanted to ask about this before I go on my birthday Disney trip soon. I always been curious about this. Is doing a peace sign an inappropriate thing to do while they snap a photo during a ride?
While I was in my very early teens I went to Disney with my family, went on the Buzz Lightyear ride for the first time. I done a peace sign during the photo portion of the ride (it seemed obvious so I "posed" for it). While getting off the cast member told me rudely that I was "lucky that, that photo was taken down due to my hand gesture". I said, "Excuse me?" since I was genuinely confused. And she said, "You know that it's was giving the finger in Australia. You should know better". It completely ruined my mood actually for a big part of the day.
I'm typically good girl, so for me to get in trouble really put me in a bad funk at that age. Due to this I haven't done a peace sign for any photos, or even been on the ride again. Just ruined the whole experience. Now older thinking about it makes me more mad than sad due to thinking how young and innocent and yet how rude the cast member had to be about it. It just felt being picked on even though I don't think it was her intension. However, now older I now know that doing the peace sign (the opposite way though) means something bad in the UK area.
While I did the peace sign the correct and non-offensive way, I wanted to ask if it was still considered appropriate. I mean, has other people experienced this, or maybe Cast members don't want any hand gestures during photos? It was the first and last time doing it. Due to my trip coming up it just made me suddenly remember the incident and want to ask about it due to curiosity.