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Old 06-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #91
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My twin daughters were 11 when they did BBB back in 2008. After they were done with the makeover we started walking down Main Street. Now, being identical twins they always garner a bit of attention (even now at nearly 17 they still dress alike and get noticed because they are so identical).....but the attention they got that morning was so magical. A Photopass guy stopped and ask them if they would pose for him....then took them up and down the street doing portraits with all different buildings behind them not just the castle.....they had a group of Asian tourists gesture that they wanted to take photos with the girls (something that ordinarily would freak me out, but I understood WHY).....there were 4 or so of them and each had to stand with the girls while another snapped several photos......the Dapper Dans came over and sang to them on bended knee.....oh heavens they felt like real live princesses. We finally made it to the photopass place for their photo-shoot and who came walking out but Mary and Bert and they ended up with probably a 10 minute totally private discussion since we were inside the building and no one noticed us!

All this to say that all that attention is exactly what they wanted and absolutely positively made their day!

I do agree with the other posters though that some caution needs to be taken to be sure that you don't frighten a shy little one.....and the idea to ask mom/dad first might be wise......most times though a minute or two of observing can tell you if a young princess is shy or outgoing. Sounds like OPs daughter is aware of this particular issue and should be able to make the right choice.

Spreading pixie dust is one of my favorite things.....I'm not sure parents would feel comfortable with this middle-aged Pooh sized woman going up to their kid, but I just may suggest it to my now nearly 17 year olds.....to pay back some of the love they received!
I'm not knocking your post at all but there's a big difference here in that all that attention came from cast members where there's an inherent trust that they're on the clock and there's set consequences to their actions. If you felt uncomfortable with what was going on and said as much, they would have known to stop based on their training. I'd hope OP's daughter would do the same, or anyone else trying to spread pixie dust but they might not. They might see it as a challenge to show how they were only trying to do good. If something bad happened there was recourse for you to follow. If a regular guest crossed a line, itd just be harder to deal with.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:05 AM   #92
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We're talking about a 16 year old girl taking a picture with a 5 year old girl. Not a 40 year old man.

You know how many people are in the backround of my WDW pictures that I have posted online? The same for my kids being in other people's pictures. Especially in the pool. DD in her bathing suit.

I don't see the big deal in taking a picture of my fully clothed DD.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #93
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We've actually had several occasions where CM's have whipped out autograph books for DD to sign when she was all dressed up. She ate it up! Maybe not all kids would, but she loved the attention.

One time, she was dressed up in a custom Mary Poppins outfit...the Jolly Holiday one. Complete with parasol, the works. Absolutely adorable, if I do say so myself. She got loads of attention that day and many people took her picture. I actually appreciated if they asked, because really, they could've just taken it. We did have several groups of what I believe were Japanese girls that wanted to be in the picture with her. Seemed a cultural thing and didn't bother me or DD, who would've happily posed with the entire park, led the parade, whatever I'd let her get away with.
That is awesome. What a great memory for her
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #94
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I love love love the autograph part of this! I do not like when strangers take my kids pictures! In the crazy world that we live in....all I can think about is what they might do with my kiddos photos!
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I also have 3 girls. A teenage girl asking for my kids' autographs, even a photo, I wouldn't have a problem with. If it was an Adult male, I would likely have a problem with the photo.

People talk to my kids all the time when we are out. As long as I am right there, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. I am actually flattered that people like my kids in public!
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We would certainly allow this with our DD4! What a sweet and considerate DD you have, OP!!!
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I'm not knocking your post at all but there's a big difference here in that all that attention came from cast members where there's an inherent trust that they're on the clock and there's set consequences to their actions. If you felt uncomfortable with what was going on and said as much, they would have known to stop based on their training. I'd hope OP's daughter would do the same, or anyone else trying to spread pixie dust but they might not. They might see it as a challenge to show how they were only trying to do good. If something bad happened there was recourse for you to follow. If a regular guest crossed a line, itd just be harder to deal with.
True...but the gaggle of Asian tourist groups were strangers that under ordinary circumstances I probably would have had concern and walked on by after politely declining.....I guess what I was trying to convey was that most of the girls who do BBB are lovers of attention and OP's young daughter granting them all that loving attention can make a little ones day!
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I don't know how I'd feel about the photo, but I think the interaction is adorable and my daughter would be completely tickled by it! What a nice way to surprise a kid in a boring spot. Would she do a pirate voice for kids dressed as pirates, too, and pretend they're her long lost Cap'n? :-)
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Oh my goodness, people...what have we become? There is such an epidemic of sweet 16 year old girls who go to Disney with their all-American family and seek out unsuspecting little girls to take pictures with and later use them for perverse purposes. I think I missed that Dateline episode.

Your daughter is wonderful and it would make my little girl's day if she came up and asked for her autograph AND picture...planned or spontaneous.
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Oh my goodness, people...what have we become? There is such an epidemic of sweet 16 year old girls who go to Disney with their all-American family and seek out unsuspecting little girls to take pictures with and later use them for perverse purposes. I think I missed that Dateline episode.

Your daughter is wonderful and it would make my little girl's day if she came up and asked for her autograph AND picture...planned or spontaneous.
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Oh my goodness, people...what have we become? There is such an epidemic of sweet 16 year old girls who go to Disney with their all-American family and seek out unsuspecting little girls to take pictures with and later use them for perverse purposes. I think I missed that Dateline episode.

Your daughter is wonderful and it would make my little girl's day if she came up and asked for her autograph AND picture...planned or spontaneous.
Personally, I'm not necessarily concerned about the 16-year-old or the mom taking the picture. I'm concerned about when the well-meaning mom puts it on her Facebook page, and maybe one of her "friends" is someone I'd rather not have access to my child's photos, or maybe her Facebook profile isn't as private as I would like and some creepy friend of a friend of a friend has access to it. I realize this can happen with the photos we may be in the background of, but that doesn't mean I have to like it or make it any easier for the creeps to get ahold of.
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Oh my goodness, people...what have we become? There is such an epidemic of sweet 16 year old girls who go to Disney with their all-American family and seek out unsuspecting little girls to take pictures with and later use them for perverse purposes. I think I missed that Dateline episode.

Your daughter is wonderful and it would make my little girl's day if she came up and asked for her autograph AND picture...planned or spontaneous.
This. Of course there are creepers out there, always have been and always will be...IMO in OP's case she was obviously being a sweet kid and that's that.
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