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Old 06-05-2012, 05:04 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, 05:10 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, 05:12 PM   #3
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I agree that they should be consistent. She most likely should have been denied entry to Hollywood Studios without changing as well. The point of the policy isn't age related - a 15 year old resembles an adult, whereas other children will not mistake a 10 year old for a "real" character. It has to do with confusing children who still "believe" in the Disney characters. Her parents should have known better and warned her.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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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?
Probably because the CMs at DHS were not doing their jobs.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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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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SHE'S ONLY 15! Really? That girl looks like she's at least 25!! She should have been denied entrance to every park dressed as Tink. She doesn't look anything like a child.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #10
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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.

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Old 06-05-2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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Someone at HS must have ignored the rule.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #12
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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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Old 06-05-2012, 05:30 PM   #13
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Could very well be this. Some events, they do let adults enter in costume. I thought I had read somewhere that dress code against costuming was age 14 and up, but I don't see it today.

She cries because she "Just wanted to be Tinker Bell," but, you know, she could be Tinker Bell anywhere. She could apply for a job in a few more years.
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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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