ORDDU: So yesterday--5/23/14--my sisters and I attended the 24 hour party where many guests came in costume as Disney characters.
ORWEN: For the most part we had a good time but there was one thing that happened that put a damper on our fun. We saw this cute young couple dressed up as Anna and Kristoff from FROZEN. They were so adorable that we wanted to take their picture.
ORDDU: When we asked them if we could do so they said they normally wouldn't mind but that they were instructed by a cast member to NOT pose for pictures because they could be ejected from the park if they did that.
ORWEN: Since we've often gone to Mickey's No So Scary Halloween party in the past, without having been told a thing about this policy, we were surprised.
ORDDU: Since we didn't want to risk having this couple get into any trouble, we agreed not to take any pictures of them.
ORWEN: We later talked to a cast member about this who said they never heard of such a policy whereby a guest would be kicked out of the park for posing for pictures with another guest.
ORDDU: But we also spoke to someone at City Hall who said it is true that Disney management discourages guests from taking pictures of each other inside the park while in costume. They said they wanted to avoid 'confusion'.
ORWEN: I told them that's like inviting somebody to dinner and then telling them not to eat. I mean, you just KNOW that when guests show up in costume at the parks, the natural thing others are gonna' want to do is take pictures of each other.
ORDDU: We say that if Disney management is so paranoid about guests in costume being confused with the 'real' characters inside the park, they should just cease from inviting guests to come to the parks in costume at all. Otherwise it sets everyone up for disappointment when they're told they can't pose for pictures--or that they might be ejected from the park if they do.