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Kerrio929 12-04-2012 11:22 AM

So we were at MK the other day just outside of Pirates and there was a guy in full blown Jack Sparrow gear...hair, beard, hat...the works. Our DDs got all excited an grabbed their autograph books and went to wait. He whispers to me "I'm not a cast member" and I whispered back "sign anyway..." They were so excited thinking they had met the real Captain Jack. It makes me laugh but thankfully the guy was gracious enough to sign for them. So if he's a DIS member...thank you!

cmwade77 12-04-2012 11:38 AM

How did he get in with that getup?

LSUfan4444 12-04-2012 11:43 AM

COuld have changed into it after already being let in.

smitch425 12-04-2012 11:46 AM

He probably went to the Pirates League for a makeover. You should never EVER let your child near someone knowing full well they do not work for Disney. What if he would have done something inapproprate with those kids? It happens more than you might think AND you would have ZERO recourse because you knowingly gave permission to a stranger to interact with your children. Sounds like he was a nice guy, but really inappropriate and totally against Disney's rules for someone to sign autographs when they are not a CM.

minnie mum 12-04-2012 12:02 PM

While I highly doubt that anyone would try anything "inappropriate" with your child when you are standing right there beside him/her, I still wouldn't ask for an autograph from someone who wasn't an "authorized" character.

I wonder if this is the same guy who other posters have spotted in a couple of other parks over the last couple of weeks. Given the rules about adults dressing up as characters I'm surprised he hasn't been asked to leave/change clothes by park security.

lemonpan 12-04-2012 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Kerrio929 (Post 46851291)
So we were at MK the other day just outside of Pirates and there was a guy in full blown Jack Sparrow gear...hair, beard, hat...the works. Our DDs got all excited an grabbed their autograph books and went to wait. He whispers to me "I'm not a cast member" and I whispered back "sign anyway..." They were so excited thinking they had met the real Captain Jack. It makes me laugh but thankfully the guy was gracious enough to sign for them. So if he's a DIS member...thank you!

We saw this guy a few weeks ago at HS. He sat next to my mom on Star Tours. I thought it was odd that Jack Sparrow was on Star Tours. My mom asked him and he replied that he wasn't a cast member. He went on to say that he can't take photos with people, etc.

While it did strike me as a wee bit odd (since it goes against Disney rules for adults dressing up), I must say that he looked JUST LIKE Jack Sparrow.

momto3pirates 12-04-2012 12:52 PM

We saw Jack Sparrow on our Thanksgiving week trip eating dinner at The Mara at AKL. We did not let our kids go up to him because I have to admit I thought it was odd.

LSUfan4444 12-04-2012 12:55 PM

If I was Johnny Depp and I ever wanted to go to WDW, I would just dress as Capt Jack Sparrow. Probably get way less attention.

Kerrio929 12-04-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by smitch425
He probably went to the Pirates League for a makeover. You should never EVER let your child near someone knowing full well they do not work for Disney. What if he would have done something inapproprate with those kids? It happens more than you might think AND you would have ZERO recourse because you knowingly gave permission to a stranger to interact with your children. Sounds like he was a nice guy, but really inappropriate and totally against Disney's rules for someone to sign autographs when they are not a CM.

Seriously? There were tons of people around. He was just sitting there on a bench talking to people. You make it sound like I sent my kids into a private room with a stranger.

And he DID say (quietly to me) that he wasn't supposed to sign anything but I asked him to anyway. And he was nice enough to oblige. No pictures were taken. Just a name in a book.

Pixie Princess 12-04-2012 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by momto3pirates (Post 46852055)
We saw Jack Sparrow on our Thanksgiving week trip eating dinner at The Mara at AKL. We did not let our kids go up to him because I have to admit I thought it was odd.

Me too! But not at The Mara. We saw him at either AK or MK, I can't remember now. I was shocked he got through the gate, or hadn't been escorted out.

DizBelle 12-04-2012 01:14 PM

Ok - somebody needs to post a picture of this guy.....

Kerrio929 12-04-2012 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by DizBelle
Ok - somebody needs to post a picture of this guy.....

I didn't take one but he looked JUST like the real one

mesaboy2 12-04-2012 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by lemonpan

We saw this guy a few weeks ago at HS. He sat next to my mom on Star Tours. I thought it was odd that Jack Sparrow was on Star Tours. My mom asked him and he replied that he wasn't a cast member. He went on to say that he can't take photos with people, etc.

While it did strike me as a wee bit odd (since it goes against Disney rules for adults dressing up), I must say that he looked JUST LIKE Jack Sparrow.

What date was this? I rode ST with JS on the evening of 11/17.

I'd post a pic, but he politely wouldn't let me take one. House rules, he said.

RCMommy 12-04-2012 01:44 PM

Now I am going to be looking all over for Jack Sparrow on our upcoming trip!

*~PrincessBelle~* 12-04-2012 01:47 PM

I saw him Sunday with his family - I was at the Magic Kingdom boarding the boat to the Wilderness Lodge as he was getting off...he looked like a dead ringer for Jack Sparrow!!


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