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Old 06-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Question AK refused entry for teen dressed as Tink, yet Hollywood Studios allowed it, why?

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/the-d...0,719849.story

Sorry if this has been posted before, I did a fast look (even searched) and didn't see it... Seems this 15 year old girl dressed up as Tink & her BF as Peter Pan. She was allowed in to DHS but then denied admission to AK. They told her she looked too much like Tink and it would not be good for little girls to see her that way. Their website does state that "adults" cannot wear costumes that are too close to those who are characters while in the theme parks.. At 15, she is not a true adult. If they are going by her ticket price, then does that mean a 10 year old girl cannot wear a Princess dress anymore either? I have some mixed feelings on this, I really do. She is only 15, not 19. There is a difference in their mindset and maturity at that age. She is still a kid in so many ways. Add that to the fact this past weekend was Star Tours Weekend and there were women in their 40's dressed as Princess Laya..some pretty gross looking I might add to that..... EEK... yet they weren't denied entry? There are some who wear spandex where you can see every thing left to the imagination, yet they aren't denied entry.. this older child (yes 15 is still a child by legal standards) looked cute... yet she was denied entry to AK????? I am not posting this to start a huge out right debate on who thinks what.. I am only stating I think Disney is wrong in considering this child an adult.. I know by terms of her pass, she is paying adult price and so is a 10 year old.. yet they aren't denied admission. By terms of the law, 18 is legal adulthood... at 15, she is a child...and everyone is entitled to their own thoughts and opinions........ My concern is ........and real question is....... why was she denied admission in one park, yet not another.. they are both Disney owned and operated?
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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I'm not convinced that either park let her in while in costume. I know that is what the family is saying.

Disney doesn't let people that age wear costumes because they only want their people representing the Princesses for children.

That girl was too old to cry because she had to take her Tinkerbell costume off.

Instead of calling news people, her mother should have told her to quit whining and crying.

Fifteen years old! And crying because she had to follow the rule and take her Tinkerbell costume off!

I can't believe Disney gave her a shirt and Fastpasses.

Geez.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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She shouldn;t have been allowed access at any park.Somhow someone at DHS let it slide.I agree with DIsney on this one..She looks good and she looks older than a kid...
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I'm not convinced that either park let her in while in costume. I know that is what the family is saying.

Disney doesn't let people that age wear costumes because they only want their people representing the Princesses for children.

That girl was too old to cry because she had to take her Tinkerbell costume off.

Instead of calling news people, her mother should have told her to quit whining and crying.

Fifteen years old! And crying because she had to follow the rule and take her Tinkerbell costume off!

I can't believe Disney gave her a shirt and Fastpasses.

Geez.
I agree completely. What a brat!
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From the WDW website:

"Attire that is not appropriate for the theme parks (and which may result in refusal of admittance) includes but is not limited to: Adult costumes or clothing that can be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character"

The italics are mine.

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/faq.../#subCategory7
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #6
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Someone at HS must have ignored the rule.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #7
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Since the rule is worded "adult costumes" and not "adults in costume," she definitely should have been denied access to all parks. Her costume was quite adult and she looked like an adult in it. The inappropriate attire page also includes:

- Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
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How about MNSSHP? I was planning on dressing up, maybe not a disney character though ????
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Since the rule is worded "adult costumes" and not "adults in costume," she definitely should have been denied access to all parks. Her costume was quite adult and she looked like an adult in it. The inappropriate attire page also includes:

- Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
wow.. just reading this post.. you may have hit it on the head as to why Disney doesn't allow "some" and yet allows other costumes.. but I guess some CM's at DHS just goofed...
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Rules are Rules!! I for one would not want my child to see that somewhat trashy looking tink and think it was the real one. Funny how she and her family think she was entitled to be able to break the rules.

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I'm not convinced that either park let her in while in costume. I know that is what the family is saying.

Disney doesn't let people that age wear costumes because they only want their people representing the Princesses for children.

That girl was too old to cry because she had to take her Tinkerbell costume off.

Instead of calling news people, her mother should have told her to quit whining and crying.

Fifteen years old! And crying because she had to follow the rule and take her Tinkerbell costume off!

I can't believe Disney gave her a shirt and Fastpasses.

Geez.
I agree with you. The crying was over the top.
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I agree with you. The crying was over the top.
...and 15 year old girls do not cry? hmmmm I raised two of them... and they cried when they were hurt at that age... one even cried over not being able to play soccer anymore due to her knee injury..... silly isn't it..... but to them it is major.

No, they never would have went into the park dressed this way, but when they had a major disappointment in their lives they cried.. they still do at times.. just that the disappointment has to be "larger" than when they were 15.
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...and 15 year old girls do not cry? hmmmm I raised two of them... and they cried when they were hurt at that age... one even cried over not being able to play soccer anymore due to her knee injury..... silly isn't it..... but to them it is major.

No, they never would have went into the park dressed this way, but when they had a major disappointment in their lives they cried.. they still do at times.. just that the disappointment has to be "larger" than when they were 15.
No where in my post did I say that 15 year olds don`t cry, I just stated that this 15year old crying the way she did was over the top. I personally don`t clasify being told to change your clothes at disney as being something major - there are worse things that can happen in life.
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No where in my post did I say that 15 year olds don`t cry, I just stated that this 15year old crying the way she did was over the top. I personally don`t clasify being told to change your clothes at disney as being something major - there are worse things that can happen in life.
no, you didn't say they don't cry, but stating over the top implies that. While you don't classify being told to change your clothing as a major thing, she may. We don't know her.. do we? Do we know if she was Autisic? Do we know if she was Bipolar? Do we know anything about her other than she was a 15 year old female who cried because she was told to change her clothing? No, we don't.. I am not going to condem a 15 year old for crying over that, nor will I say that is "over the top". It sure would not be if she had some medical issues that were weren't aware of... and I am not about to go down that road.. kids at 15 are still kids and some still cry period... and for her, that was a major issue.. she was let down. For you it isn't, for me it isn't.. but we cannot say it isn't for her, now can we? I cannot state something about you when I don't know you..can I? That is the reason I didn't want this to turn into a debate about the girl.. I was merely trying to bring up the fact Disney was not consistent in their policy..and why? Adult is legally 18 and up, not 15 anyway...
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I'm not convinced that either park let her in while in costume. I know that is what the family is saying.

Disney doesn't let people that age wear costumes because they only want their people representing the Princesses for children.

That girl was too old to cry because she had to take her Tinkerbell costume off.

Instead of calling news people, her mother should have told her to quit whining and crying.

Fifteen years old! And crying because she had to follow the rule and take her Tinkerbell costume off!

I can't believe Disney gave her a shirt and Fastpasses.

Geez.
I don't think the Orlando Sentinel is going to print an out right lie about Hollywood studios allowing her in. They even showed pictures of her by ToT . Do you have a 15 year old yet? The do still cry... they aren't real adults yet.... while they like to come off as pure know it alls, and trust me, many of them like that rep of a know it all, they aren't and do still cry. She was hurt. She planned this big thing for her and her BF, and it went sour... that is hard for a kid to comprehend sometimes... they do not have the mindset of an adult.. you need to remember that. They have feelings that are still childlike in many ways. This wasn't meant to debate her actions, my post was to question the actions of Disney.. and I do believe Hollywood Studios allowed her in, the paper has the story and pictures along with it.. did they go as far as photo shopping pics for the story... I highly doubt that....
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