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Old 12-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #16
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I remember seeing a news report about a young woman dressed as Tinker Bell was turned away and not allowed in the park. (ruined her whole anniversary trip with her bf, of course!!)

So, I wonder how this guy is getting away with it?

Maybe some weird social experiment ?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #17
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Wouldn't surprise me if lt was a legit cm. It does fit the character, to act all odd like that.

(Yes, I know he's said he's not. Sigh. Wishful thinking.Haha.)
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #18
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I remember seeing a news report about a young woman dressed as Tinker Bell was turned away and not allowed in the park. (ruined her whole anniversary trip with her bf, of course!!)

So, I wonder how this guy is getting away with it?

Maybe some weird social experiment ?
I'm wondering if this isn't a disney thing ??? I remember awhile back with the new pirates movie JS was out signing autographs could this be something for the ride since he has only been seen at MK and HS both parks with a pirates attraction??? Taking a guess here
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #19
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I remember seeing a news report about a young woman dressed as Tinker Bell was turned away and not allowed in the park. (ruined her whole anniversary trip with her bf, of course!!)

So, I wonder how this guy is getting away with it?

Maybe some weird social experiment ?
The JS I saw clearly explained he could only go around the parks like that if he agreed to Disney's rules. If he didn't, he'd have to walk the plank so to speak.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #20
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So, I wonder how this guy is getting away with it?
Likely because he's better behaved. The OP and mesaboy2 both report that he made it very clear he wasn't a CM, and that he refused to have pictures taken while in WDW.

He also may not present at the gate in full costume. From what I have heard, people who slip through in "Disney inappropriate" clothes are more likely to be hassled within the park if they are also acting inappropriate. If the gate CMs don't stop them, the CMs inside are less likely to interfere unless they have another reason to.

I don't think it was ever explicitly said, but I have wondered if the girl with Peter Pan was already "playing Tinkerbell" at the gate -- if people were taking pictures with her or she was otherwise causing a fuss before she even got to the gate, obviously Disney isn't going to let her in.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:32 PM   #21
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I'm wondering if this isn't a disney thing ??? I remember awhile back with the new pirates movie JS was out signing autographs could this be something for the ride since he has only been seen at MK and HS both parks with a pirates attraction??? Taking a guess here
I may be wrong, but last week someone reported this guy riding the Kilimanjaro Safari in AK.

Edit: I found the thread... http://www.www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=46769478

So, we are only missing an Epcot sighting.

Should be fun to join him Drinking around the World...

Edit 2: re reading the AK thread, appears as he's been spotted in DTD, where pics were taken. So should be fun if some Diser has any to share.



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Old 12-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #22
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I just find it hard to believe that Disney hasn't stopped this guy if he continues to do this and so many people have spotted him how has a cm not ???
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I just find it hard to believe that Disney hasn't stopped this guy if he continues to do this and so many people have spotted him how has a cm not ???
You assume that a CM hasn't seen this guy--of course they have. Apparently they don't have a problem with him.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #24
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You assume that a CM hasn't seen this guy--of course they have. Apparently they don't have a problem with him.
Hey, maybe he IS Jack Sparrow. Not a CM in costume, not even Johnny Depp (he is just an actor), but the actual pirate!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:08 PM   #25
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Hey, maybe he IS Jack Sparrow. Not a CM in costume, not even Johnny Depp (he is just an actor), but the actual pirate!
Yessss...this ^^^^^
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #26
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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.
we saw this guy at probably the same time & ride, he was right in front of my husband and kids in line. I saw him a couple of days later and it struck me as odd, I even searched the board to see if people were talking about it lol!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #27
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I haven't seen this JS in WDW, but my family was driving around a shopping center here in MD sometime last spring (not even Halloween!) and right in the window of a Starbucks was Jack Sparrow sitting at the bar stool facing out the window!! I made my DH drive around the parking lot again to get another glance (my kids were telling me not to stare! ). I'm like "There's Jack Sparrow!!" I wanted to get out of the car and go into Starbucks and talk to the guy or get an autograph, but NO ONE and I mean NO ONE was even paying attention to this guy!! It was the strangest thing. I just couldn't bring myself to go in to find out what he was doing in MD (I was thinking of all sorts of questions to ask him - mostly, what was he doing away from WDW!!) Maybe he found his way back!
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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.
It was the evening of 11/16--our last night (and last ride!) while at Disney. We scooted into Star Tours just as it closed.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #29
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I so wish I would have seen him on our last trip in October! I LOVE JS but my DH and DD10 did not want to wait in the hot sun for an hour to see him.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:14 PM   #30
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I stiil have a hard time believing that this isn't a Disney stunt. It would be one thing if this was a one time thing, but he's been seen in 3 parks and DTD.

Disney's no adult in costume policy has nothing to do with behaviour, but rather they don't want people to mistake guests in costume as CM's. (Which is exactly what is happening here.) The fact that this guy seems to avoid pictures and autographs "because they told him to" means, that not only has he spoken to Disney (or their security) but that he has an agreement with them.

But perhaps I'm being naive..... but I wouldn't put it past disney to have a character walk around the parks as a stunt.
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