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Old 11-16-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Run Disney balloon sweeper people.

I know they exist - but I've never actually seen them. Does anyone have a photo of the Disney balloon sweeper people?
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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The one time I got swept I never saw balloons. Only the guys on the bikes.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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As I understand it there are two groups to be fearful of: the balloon ladies who are more like pacers, and then the guys on bikes who are the actual sweepers. I do not care to ever see either of them.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #4
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Never seen balloons at Disney races. But, have seen them at other races. They are just a couple of people on bikes with bright orange vests. I didn't get pictures because they were too nice and I didn't want people targeting them. I expected storm troopers or something scary, but they are just regular people.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #5
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DH joked around with me saying they would probably look like this...

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #6
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I've seen balloon ladies at RnR events but never Disney. Just guys on bikes like the others have said.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:05 PM   #7
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DH joked around with me saying they would probably look like this...

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #8
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:04 PM   #9
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I've seen them. I have a screenshot of it. I'll try to post. It was at ToT. They were just the pacers. The people on bikes are the true sweepers. I don't have a pic of the bike people though.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #10
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Over to the left one lady is wearing pink and another is wearing a peachy color top. One carried a ghost and the other a pumpkin I think. This was in Champion Stadium at WWoS.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #11
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I've seen them, but didn't think to take a photo. We were waiting in a line at the end of the MK (I stopped for EVERY PHOTO) and they shouted at us that we needed to catch up to them after the photo, and might want to get out of the line. They didn't pass you without letting you know. Like an idiot I waited for the photo, then ran-ran-ran until they were out of my sight. I think that unless you get swept really early on (and are therefore WAY behind pace) they give you a lot of warning.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
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The Balloon Ladies do exist because I started this year's Donald and Mickey right in front of them.

For the Goofy this year I was in corral C and decided to start with the Balloon Ladies because I thought it would be cool.

THEY ARE REAL.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:51 AM   #14
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I am just glad i say neither at ToT or W&D. I rely did not feel like trying to explain to DW why I spent the money and did not bring home the hardware.
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I am just glad i say neither at ToT or W&D. I rely did not feel like trying to explain to DW why I spent the money and did not bring home the hardware.
I saw them but they didn't get me! Lol. I'm glad I saw them because it's just another part of the race I got to experience. It was a little stressful at the time but now that it's over and I know I finished I'm glad I got to see the way the whole sweeper thing works.
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