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Old 05-13-2010, 08:09 PM   #31
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My father in law is a decorated retired police man and he thought about working security for Disney. I will have to ask him if he was approached somehow within his career or if he came up with the idea on his own I remeber him telling me that a lot of security in Disney are retired Policemen
My husband is a NYPD sergeant and he said places like Disney LOVE retired cops, especially detectives and higher ranking members of the force. We joke about moving to FL when he retires in a few years and him getting a job there.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:33 PM   #32
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My husband is a NYPD sergeant and he said places like Disney LOVE retired cops, especially detectives and higher ranking members of the force. We joke about moving to FL when he retires in a few years and him getting a job there.
Don't JOKE...do it!! How awesome would that be!!! Lots of fun!!!!
I would love for us to do that and my dh could be a bus driver or something!! I would looove that!! I want to be a CM for the resorts...concierge or something!!!! Aaahhh,..to dream!!!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:39 PM   #33
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I met security with the dog too one morning in Epcot.
He stopped to pose for me, and said no one ever took his picture with his dog.

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Old 05-13-2010, 09:04 PM   #34
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Once we witnessed a lady take a NASTY fall using a baby carrier. I mean ther was blood all over and the woman couldn't pick up her crying infant, it was THAt bad! I strongly suggest folks avoid using those at WDW. Also, I just read that some slings may cause even worse problems for young babies..
I wouldn't generalize about carriers. The dangerous slings are a specific type (bag slings) or caused by human error. Personally, I will likely be wearing my 2 year old who is unable to walk in a Beco carrier for a significant part of our time at Disney World. It goes on the front or back. It's pretty rare for there to be serious problems related to a carrier, and the wonderful advantages (snuggliness, ease of carrying, no stroller) outweigh any perceived risk. Although the biggest risk I generally find is getting my hair pulled if my toddler gets bored!

And back on topic....the Disney security rocks!
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:32 PM   #35
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I had a serious fall at Epcot a few years back that required me to be carried out by EMTs. My husband jokes that the EMTs and park management popped out of the trash cans. I wasn't real aware of what was going on around me at the time but I do remember dh talking with a man who whizzed up on a Segway. DH was giving him our contact info and quick description of what had happened. In just a few minutes, I was stablized, loaded up and rolled out a side gate to the waiting ambulance. Help arrived and took care of my needs VERY quickly. Probably less than 10 minutes from accident to ambulance.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:03 PM   #36
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They are quick

I had a run in with another "dad" a few years back. He physically assaulted my then 4 year old son. I took some rather decisive action that was quite noticeable and the first 2 "Disney employees" to get to me where two plain clothes tourist types. As we left the area I remember talking to one of them about their rather loud colored golf shirt
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:11 PM   #37
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Awesome Story!!!
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:15 PM   #38
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Yesterday in DL's Tomorrowland

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and I pointed out the chair with the backpack and told her it was there when we sat down and had lost it's owner.
A similar incident occured yesterday, in DL's Tomorrowland. The news helicopter shots from overhead showed the entire plaza in front of SM totally void of people. Visitors were blocked off from the Main Street hub entrance to Tomorrowland. You're right - 30 feet doesn't seem far enough!

BTW, yesterday's backpack also contained food. Better safe than sorry, though.

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Old 05-13-2010, 10:56 PM   #39
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I had a run in with another "dad" a few years back. He physically assaulted my then 4 year old son. I took some rather decisive action that was quite noticeable and the first 2 "Disney employees" to get to me where two plain clothes tourist types. As we left the area I remember talking to one of them about their rather loud colored golf shirt
I'm really curious (and appalled) why someone assaulted your son. Do you mind sharing the background?
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:01 AM   #40
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Not related to anything like shoplifting etc. but while we were in line waiting to see Snow White in MK at the expo hall? I think, an older man that worked the car across the entranceway passed out in the heat. My husband was the first to respond to administer first aid/cpr to the gentleman and out of nowhere several guys in regular clothing blocked off the area so that my hubby could do his thing until paramedics showed up. They were super nice and some entertained my children so they weren't scared. Amazingly organized and put full trust in my hubby. He's combat life saver trained and his military instincts just took over and actually kind of scolded one guy that tried to take over. LOL
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:27 AM   #41
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Not park, but resort related--a story I'd rather forget:

We were staying at AKL when DS was 3, just about to turn 4. It was Christmas Eve and DS took a short nap in our room prior to us leaving for our special dinner at Artist Point. Well, DS did NOT appreciate being woken up to get dressed for dinner and so he started to scream his head off, "NO! NO! STOP! NOOOOO! I DON'T WANT TO! DON'T MAKE ME DO IT! HELP ME! HELP ME!" This went on for a good 10 minutes. We had simply asked him to put his sweater on! It was a nightmare.

DH and I did our best to calm him down, and eventually he did and we were ready to leave. I always make sure to shut all of the lights before I leave any hotel room, and I distinctly remember doing so when we left that room. As soon as we shut the door and started to walk up the hall to catch the elevator to the main lobby, a man, casually dressed, walked toward us, then past us, not making eye contact. I noticed he had an earpiece with a wire going down the back of his shirt. Interesting, I thought, and we were on our way.

We had a lovely dinner. When we returned to our room, the first thing I noticed was that ALL of the lights were on, plus our closet doors were open. Turn down service? No, no turndown service for us in our standard AKL room. Naturally, I became suspicious so I called the front desk. I asked if security had entered our room while we were out. I explained what had gone down earlier that evening and was told, no, of course not, no one was in your room! To this day, I believe that one of our AKL neighbors called the front desk with concern for our screaming child and that the plain clothes, touristy-dressed man we passed was in fact, a security guard, following up on a report of a child possibly being abused. MORTIFYING. On the other hand, I am glad that (a)someone cared enough to call, and (b) that AKL security responded quickly. Likely scenario was that the man was going to knock on our door and inquire as to what was going on. I did NOT like the idea of anyone being in our room, though.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:23 AM   #42
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Wow! I think it is great that they are all over like that. It makes me feel much safer.

I shudder over that baby story. I hope that woman and her child were okay!!

Wow about the hotel room story. I would be a bit leary, but I would be grateful that someone cared and did call.

This is all so interesting!
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:33 AM   #43
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This thread has great stories, I always loved undercover, CSI type of stuff, my dream job is to work for the FBI....but KEEP the stories coming, very interesting, and I think people need to be aware that you can feel a bit more safer at Disney knowing security is around, not that I personally never felt safe there
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:43 AM   #44
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Many years ago my dad fell over a large outdoor vase in EPCOT ( China) .
Out of nowhere there were several Disney people offering to help.
My dad looks like Allan Alda (MASH) so this then drew security. He told them no he was ok and not Allan Alda.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:47 AM   #45
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I had a run in with another "dad" a few years back. He physically assaulted my then 4 year old son. I took some rather decisive action that was quite noticeable and the first 2 "Disney employees" to get to me where two plain clothes tourist types. As we left the area I remember talking to one of them about their rather loud colored golf shirt
Oh hell no! You have to tell us which limb you ripped off 1st or if his right or left testicle is still embedded in his gut?
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