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Old 12-04-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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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!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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How did he get in with that getup?
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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COuld have changed into it after already being let in.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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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? He was going to grab them throw them to the ground and stomp on them? Standing in any line you are just as close to strangers.

Really.

Ps. My daughter was dressed as Cinderella an security asked for her autograph. Maybe they should have arrested her....
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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I saw him in AK Camp Minnie-Mickey on Nov. 17. He looked exactly like JS except he was neatly dressed in a suit. I couldn't help but stare at him as he walked by and when he said hello to me he even sounded like JS! I looked at DS9 and asked him if he just saw JS. I thought maybe I was hallucinating. But DS9 saw him too! I figured he was not a CM...but it was neat to see JS just wandering around AK.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #9
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Seriously? He was going to grab them throw them to the ground and stomp on them? Standing in any line you are just as close to strangers.

Really.

Ps. My daughter was dressed as Cinderella an security asked for her autograph. Maybe they should have arrested her....
Oh please...no one said he should have been arrested. I was merely pointing out that it might not be the safest thing in the world to put your children in a situation with someone dressed as a Disney character who is not a Disney employee. What if the girls wanted a hug from "Jack Sparrow"? Some guys get off on that type of stuff. The fact that he said he was not an employee should have been a sign to leave the guy alone. Obviously others have been told by this guy that he is not allowed to sign. OP could have gotten this guy escorted out of the park if a CM was watching. Hardly the same thing as your daughter being asked for an autograph.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:00 AM   #10
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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.
! One time a little boy was collecting autographs from people at the MK in his autograph book. He asked me to sign, I looked at his mom, she said he wants real people autographs, I signed it and where I was from. The CMs saw and didn't stop us not anyone else he asked and there were a ton around they thought it was sweet. So maybe not sign as a character? Is that what you mean? Because I'm not a cm and I signed?
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I wish someone could post a pic of this guy! I find it really, really hard to believe that Disney is not "in" on this somehow. Maybe he isn't a CM, but is auditioning? Disney takes it characters very seriously, I saw them turn away a woman one time who maybe you might think was dressed like Giselle from Enchanted. (this was a few weeks after the movie came out) She had long curly red hair and she was wearing a sparkly wedding like dress, I don't know if she was trying to look like Giselle or just trying to do the princess thing, but they wouldn't let her in, security even came over. She didn't look nearly as "spot on" as everyone is saying this guy does either.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:52 PM   #13
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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.
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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.
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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.
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