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Old 12-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #31
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He probably went to the Pirates League for a makeover. You should never EVER let your child near someone knowing full well they do not work for Disney. What if he would have done something inapproprate with those kids? It happens more than you might think AND you would have ZERO recourse because you knowingly gave permission to a stranger to interact with your children. Sounds like he was a nice guy, but really inappropriate and totally against Disney's rules for someone to sign autographs when they are not a CM.
Seriously? He was going to grab them throw them to the ground and stomp on them? Standing in any line you are just as close to strangers.

Really.

Ps. My daughter was dressed as Cinderella an security asked for her autograph. Maybe they should have arrested her....
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #32
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I saw him in AK Camp Minnie-Mickey on Nov. 17. He looked exactly like JS except he was neatly dressed in a suit. I couldn't help but stare at him as he walked by and when he said hello to me he even sounded like JS! I looked at DS9 and asked him if he just saw JS. I thought maybe I was hallucinating. But DS9 saw him too! I figured he was not a CM...but it was neat to see JS just wandering around AK.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #33
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Seriously? He was going to grab them throw them to the ground and stomp on them? Standing in any line you are just as close to strangers.

Really.

Ps. My daughter was dressed as Cinderella an security asked for her autograph. Maybe they should have arrested her....
Oh please...no one said he should have been arrested. I was merely pointing out that it might not be the safest thing in the world to put your children in a situation with someone dressed as a Disney character who is not a Disney employee. What if the girls wanted a hug from "Jack Sparrow"? Some guys get off on that type of stuff. The fact that he said he was not an employee should have been a sign to leave the guy alone. Obviously others have been told by this guy that he is not allowed to sign. OP could have gotten this guy escorted out of the park if a CM was watching. Hardly the same thing as your daughter being asked for an autograph.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #34
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I called Johnny and talked to him the other day. I told him I know its you, and he just laughed. He the said, "If I dress like that people wont believe its me and they move on. If I show up dressed in normal cloths,well you know what will happen."

We both laughed and I said, yup good idea.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #35
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Oh please...no one said he should have been arrested. I was merely pointing out that it might not be the safest thing in the world to put your children in a situation with someone dressed as a Disney character who is not a Disney employee. What if the girls wanted a hug from "Jack Sparrow"? Some guys get off on that type of stuff. The fact that he said he was not an employee should have been a sign to leave the guy alone. Obviously others have been told by this guy that he is not allowed to sign. OP could have gotten this guy escorted out of the park if a CM was watching. Hardly the same thing as your daughter being asked for an autograph.
I'd say her parent probably has heard of stranger danger. She may know it is over rated. She probably isn't paranoid and could assess the situation. The op also didn't force him to do anything. It was simple fun. Spontaneous good time fun.

People who shout boogeyman all the time should really consider the facts more often.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:04 PM   #36
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We saw him getting on POC a couple of weeks ago. He got in the boat ahead of us. When I said something to the CM at the podium, she said he wasn't one of theirs. He looked very convincing.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #37
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I'd say her parent probably has heard of stranger danger. She may know it is over rated. She probably isn't paranoid and could assess the situation. The op also didn't force him to do anything. It was simple fun. Spontaneous good time fun.

People who shout boogeyman all the time should really consider the facts more often.
The ONLY actual fact in this situation is that an adult guest dressed in a Disney costume is not to pose for photos or sign autographs. It is grounds for being removed from the park. This is Disney's rule, not mine. BTW, I don't shout "boogeyman" all the time, so I am not one of the "people" to which you are referring. As I said in my original post, the guy sounds like a nice guy, and it would have been a shame for that nice guy to get removed from the park for doing something kind. There are ways to meet the "real" Jack Sparrow at Disney World. Been there. Done that.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #38
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The ONLY actual fact in this situation is that an adult guest dressed in a Disney costume is not to pose for photos or sign autographs. It is grounds for being removed from the park. This is Disney's rule, not mine. BTW, I don't shout "boogeyman" all the time, so I am not one of the "people" to which you are referring. As I said in my original post, the guy sounds like a nice guy, and it would have been a shame for that nice guy to get removed from the park for doing something kind. There are ways to meet the "real" Jack Sparrow at Disney World. Been there. Done that.
I have to agree with you. I find it to be really weird he hasn't been asked to stop, regardless of how he acts. If I knew he wasn't a CM I'd never approach him, with or without children.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #39
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Lol, I can deal with friendly strange people. Acting like jack sparrow is no stranger than adults clamoring to get their pictures taken with other adults dressed in costumes.

I'd much rather deal with fun people than the grumpy, or paranoid people.
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Lol, I can deal with friendly strange people. Acting like jack sparrow is no stranger than adults clamoring to get their pictures taken with other adults dressed in costumes.

I'd much rather deal with fun people than the grumpy, or paranoid people.
I don't think anyone here is being grumpy or paranoid...and I've never been inclined to take a photo with a character, CM or not.
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I saw him in AK Camp Minnie-Mickey on Nov. 17. He looked exactly like JS except he was neatly dressed in a suit. I couldn't help but stare at him as he walked by and when he said hello to me he even sounded like JS! I looked at DS9 and asked him if he just saw JS. I thought maybe I was hallucinating. But DS9 saw him too! I figured he was not a CM...but it was neat to see JS just wandering around AK.
Wait, he was dressed in a suit? A business suit with jacket and tie?! But with JS dreads? This is so strange.
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Wait, he was dressed in a suit? A business suit with jacket and tie?! But with JS dreads? This is so strange.
Mine wasn't. Maybe this day he had an interview.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:01 PM   #43
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Yep. We saw him on Thanksgiving Day shortly around 9:30am on KS at AK.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #44
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Wait, he was dressed in a suit? A business suit with jacket and tie?! But with JS dreads? This is so strange.
that is exactly how he was dressed when I saw him at hs, then I saw him again a day later in mk with the jack sparrow makeup and a suit on, but no wig...
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I think JS is secretly on a mission to get the most DIS threads and posts dedicated to his sightings! I bet he runs home to check his email every night!
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