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Old 03-21-2008, 11:43 PM   #61
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Disney is sooooo strict with employee image that I would highly doubt they would let a guy fly with facial hair....unless they were really strapped for a tink that night and maybe they figured probably no one would notice? I dunno, like I said Disney has OCD when it comes to employees' images.
Disney doesn't even allow men to have facial hair except mustaches and it took years and years before they would even approve mustaches (although we all know Walt had one). The Disney "look" is very strict.
One thing that made me laugh though the last time I was at the MK...
The Disney Look does not allow "unnatural" hair color even highlighting has to look very natural, but the last time I was there I had a platinum blonde cashier with black eyebrows....... hmmm I wonder if that was natural?
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:07 AM   #62
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40mph. Really? I doubt that a mere mattress could aid in a soft (injury free) landing after travelling at that speed without a brake.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:52 AM   #63
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It surprises me that the imagineers have not come up with some braking device (or have they?). If you are an aviation expert you probably know what a tailhook is. (The braking device would be just under the wire, not on the ground or roof.) Even with some inattentiveness by the participants there is no excuse for injury not counting a significant malfunction.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:22 AM   #64
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As a gymnastics judge, I have to say:

1. Mattresses? Really? I'm hoping/thinking you guys are just being imprecise in describing the matting. Athletic equipment manufacturers could make something a million times more appropriate and safer than using a mattress.

2. Cathy Rigby = silver medalist at 1970 World Championships on balance beam. First American woman ever to win a medal at Worlds. Just in case you weren't aware that she was accomplished before Peter Pan. I claim her as one of ours!!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:54 PM   #65
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Being the cousin OF Tink, I can assure you 100 times over that the 'Tinker Bill' is a complete rumor. The matress, pay, etc., is right on, though.
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:05 AM   #66
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I believe most of the info is true... they talked about it during the keys to the kingdom tour... I don't remember the details b/c it was over 2 years ago.
The Keys to the Kingdom also explained about the mattress landing.....funny visual....
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:42 PM   #67
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I think it is regular pay and all the beer you can drink just before takeoff.
I wouldn't want him/her flying over my head if that's the case.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:27 PM   #68
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Just had to jump in to comment on the weight/height stuff.
The rumored "weight" in this thread is actually not that bad considering that "friends" of Tink's (in meet and greets in the parks, which I assume is probably the same height range?) is 4'11 to 5'2.

As for the actual restriction on weight, those are bound to happen, especially with jobs like this, heck, the girls who dance as the blue bird have to be under 115lbs, and this year, it was cut down to 110lbs, and that's with the height range going up to 5'4''. All that harness/aerial work can create this reasoning.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #69
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Just had to jump in to comment on the weight/height stuff.
The rumored "weight" in this thread is actually not that bad considering that "friends" of Tink's (in meet and greets in the parks, which I assume is probably the same height range?) is 4'11 to 5'2.

As for the actual restriction on weight, those are bound to happen, especially with jobs like this, heck, the girls who dance as the blue bird have to be under 115lbs, and this year, it was cut down to 110lbs, and that's with the height range going up to 5'4''. All that harness/aerial work can create this reasoning.
I just got through watching The Walking Dead finale. I thought those were the only zombies I would see tonight. Then I get on the DIS and see this thread. Guess i was wrong.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:33 AM   #70
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They really smack into a wall is this April 1st
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #71
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DD and I are hysterical over the thought of TinkerBill. Rumor or real, we will be looking a lot closer in August!
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #72
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #73
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Tinker Bell / Bill

Now that's a scary looking Tink lol...

Either way my daughter loved the "Magic" when she watched her come down that wire in December...we looked for a perfect spot for her as our Travel Agent gave us suggestions

As long as they keep the magic alive I don't really think people care if it's a Bill or Bell lol
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:30 AM   #74
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Snapped this "beauty" last month.
LOL! I will never look at the flying Tink the same way again.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #75
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Maybe some of you don't want to know the details about the flying Tinkerbell. If not, don't read on.

Disclaimer - this is all third-hand knowledge and I can't validate it's authenticity.

My husband's coworker's girlfriend worked at Disney on the college program. He asked her what was the biggest secret that she knew. She said not many know about Tinkerbell who flies from the castle. She (sometimes he) must weigh (I think) less than 100 pounds and be a certain height. They are literally pushed from the window of the castle and reach speeds of about 40 mph. They must go this fast or they could get stuck along the wire. She said there is a mattress against a wall at the end of the wire and that's where Tinkerbell "lands" - or smacks into.

She also said that it is a daring, injury-prone job and they get paid $500 per flight. Many get injuries and most don't stick around long. That's why sometimes it is indeed a man if they can't find a female.

Now I just want to stand near the end of the wire and see where Tinkerbell "lands"!!!
Yes, this information is correct. I know someone that actually was flying Tinkerbell (also a college program) and it is extremely dangerous. She said the landing against the pads and the helpers at the bottom helping to stop the momentum regularly left some bruising. From what I remember, she said you hit the end at about 30-40 mph. She stopped after a few weeks as it was scary.

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I'm not too sure about some of the info. I knew one "friend" who had assisted Tink for many, many years. And I am pretty sure she can weigh more then 100 pounds.
I just checked checked and the weight limit is due to the safety standards and the wire. When my friend did it, the limit was 100 pounds. Not sure if that has changed as it was about 5/6 years ago. If it is the same wire, then I would assume it is still 100 lb.
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