BAD BOYS BAD BOYS!! Undercover Security

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  1. no1swfan

    no1swfan Earning My Ears

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    Gee, you'd think they could spot the bricks of C-4 in someones backpack BEFORE they entered the parks!! :confused3 Just kidding, I'm glad that WDW has this kind of thing worked out so well. There is a current news story of how a suspscious package cause DL Tomorrowland to be evacuated.

    I have never had to deal with or even noticed security at WDW but I do have a story about a lost child I found at MK one night.

    My wife and I were at MK in 2003 and after watching the parade in Frontierland we decided to head for the exit. As we got by Crystal Palace, my wife mentioned she needed to use the restroom before we leave. So I let her go and I stood off to the side watching the steady crowd of people walk by. I noticed a small boy around 5 or 6 wandering around the area. He looked like he had a good day at MK wearing his pirate hat and carrying a pirate pistol. After about 15 minutes of watching this boy walk around and no one paying him any attention, I walked up and said "hey buddy, are you lost?" that's when the tears started. He mumbled something about not finding his mom and since we were not far from the restroom I asked if she went in there. He said he did not know where she was and continued crying. A family walking by overheard me talking to the little boy and also started asking him questions. He was crying so much they wern't able to get much more out of him. The father of the family went to get a CM and shortly after arrived with one. The CM said he would take care of everything and my wife returned from her stop. So I let the boy go with the CM and we left. I always kinda felt bad that I didn't stay with the boy to make sure he found his family, but I was confident that the CM would help the boy more than I could.
     
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  3. gwb

    gwb Mouseketeer

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    You know with all that's happening in New York and other places it's a little bit reassuring that Disney does take this type of (thankfully innocent) happening seriously.

    If you think about it, what better place for a terrorist to place a bomb but in a crowded popular theme park. Everyone there to enjoy themselves.
     
  4. dfmalone

    dfmalone Disneyian In His Prime

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    Trying to keep this thread alive...anymore stories out there??:thumbsup2
     
  5. budbeerlady

    budbeerlady <font color=blue>I call DH The STREAK!!<br><font c

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  6. SlightlyGoofy

    SlightlyGoofy <font color=green>I shall be forced to take you on

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    While I do not doubt the veracity of anyone else's experience and am quite sure that I have had some interactions with undercover security in some form that I was not aware of it has not been my experience.

    Many, many years ago a young housekeeper came into our room, my dh and I, and sat down on the bed to chat. I immediately jumped up and opened the door and when she asked why I gave her my best motherly lecture on going into rooms with strangers. She has since graduated to being over housekeeping and is a dear friend. She has never gone into a closed room with strangers again though.:goodvibes

    My husband had a bad fall at MK and no one came to help and the only aid I got was when I was finally able to get him to the bus kind passengers gave us both seats.

    I fell badly last year at my resort and a fellow DISer in a scooter saw me and offered me help. I called the front desk, not to threaten to sue or anything, but to report the water so that no one else might fall and was less than impressed with the response.

    I do believe that Disney is better than most but even they cannot do everything.

    Slightly Goofy
     
  7. mickey family

    mickey family Mouseketeer

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    My son was hurt at CBR last year. We were in Trinidad South, so kind of remote. My husband called 911 and before the ambulance arrived, someone from the resort was there. 911 Dispatch must have notified them, because we didn't. Within 10 minutes of the incident, there were two trucks from animal control onsite. He was initially taken to Celebration Hospital. Before they transferrd him to Florida Children's, a rep from Disney's Compassionate Response Team came to the hospital. We had a rep assigned to us that visited the hospital each day and stayed in contact throughout our visit. Excellent service!!!!
     
  8. Ladybugsy

    Ladybugsy <font color=royalblue>Counting the days...<font co

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    GREAT Thread!

    4Robins, YOU are my hero. Well done!

    Dh is a Sheriff's deputy and LOVES Disney. He is going to retire in about 5 years....I bet I can talk him into working for Disney. We only live about 7 hours from there now.

    It's such a beautiful dream.....
     
  9. clc053103

    clc053103 DIS Veteran

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    i actually have the opposite- a "where's security" question!

    In SEpt 2001 (we were there over 9/11 so this was about on 9/4) my mother slipped, in the pouring rain, on the tile area near innoventions in Epcot (at least I think that is where we were). She fell right on her back, in front of a CM. The CM stopped to help her up, then told her where first aid was. We asked that she show us and she said no, she can't, because she would be late for her shift in one of the gift shops.

    No offer to find someone to help lead us (or better yet- come get her- she was flat on her back). However, after my mother reported the incident that night, they called us repeatedly- but clearly only to protect Disney from a lawsuit, they mentioned a settlement repeatedly, not to apologize for their lack of response on the scene.

    I imagine things changed quite a bit after 9/11. Having been there for the actual day, I would say they went on high alert immediately. I doubt a fall like that would go unnoticed now!
     
  10. Eljay

    Eljay DIS Veteran

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    I found this video while surfing YouTube.
    There was an incident on the second floor of the Contemporary.
    Here is a glimpse at the legendary Disney security in action.
    :thumbsup2 Very cool.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAqZd22UHuU
     
  11. connorlevismom

    connorlevismom DIS Veteran

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    Man - I wish someone would have been around to deal with what I saw a couple of years ago. I was standing at Splash Mountain with my son as my DH was riding Haunted Mansion. We were just watching the flooms come down and off to my leftI heard some yelling. There were two adult women (probably in their 20's) and their mother standing in the middle of the walkway next to Splash Mountain. These two girls were screaming at each other and starting fist fighting. This turned into a serious fight where actual chunks of hair were being ripped out. This went on for several minutes while the mom just stood there yelling at them to stop. Finally a CM (older women) came and tried to seperate these girls (who were still ripping hair out) and could not do it. I think some male guests tried to seperate them as well. Finally they stopped fighting and proceeded to just walk away like nothing happend, leaving bloody chucks of hair on the walkway.:scared1::eek: Is was horrifying and I still get sick everytime I think about seeing that hair laying there. No security even came to deal with it and they were left to just go on their way. It was nasty.

    Kristine
     
  12. princessallegra

    princessallegra They call me Mrs. Disney

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    That was cool, thanks for the link! :thumbsup2
     
  13. mariepapa

    mariepapa Miss Piggy Diva

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    I remember you posting about your ordeal. I am so glad that you were happy with them and that your son was okay. When we stayed at CBR last month I thought of your family often and kept a watchful eye on the bushes and my children!
     
  14. afwdwfan

    afwdwfan DIS Dad #460

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    Glad to hear they were helpful and quick to respond. I don't mean to pry, but may I ask why animal control was involved?
     
  15. Eljay

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    To this day, you can see this guy on POTC, in the jail scene... :lmao:
     
  16. Ladybugsy

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    Not 100 percent, but I think her son was bitten 3 times on the finger by a water moccasin when he bent down to retrieve a toy from some landscaping. His feet never left the sidewalk. 12 vials of antivenin and 134,000.00 later, he's doing well...still has all fingers.

    Correct me if I'm wrong :) I just read the thread the other night.
     
  17. mariepapa

    mariepapa Miss Piggy Diva

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    The whole thing was very scary. :scared1: :sick:
     
  18. LovesTimone

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    This happened a couple of years ago, We were walking from main street to tomorrowland in front of the Plaza restaurant, this main was yelling at his wife and kids over to the right side, about this time he whips off his belt, and grabs hold of one of the kids the wife goes to intervene he pushs her in the chest and almost knocks her to the ground and he goes back to grab one of the kids and goes to swing the belt. A very large man dressed in shorts grabbed the belt and woman dress in shorts took hold of the wife and kids and they were gone. Several men had surround the man who was really out of control at this point. Then several men in uniform kept everyone moving. When I looked back the man was gone then. This all happen in a matter of seconds I have know idea of where they came from all of a sudden they where just there.

    Last year my DH and I stayed a CBR and someone tried to get into our room in the middle of the night around 3:00 am. I called the front desk and in about 2 mins we could see golf carts zooming around. The CM said that they had other calls and to please stay in the room and they would call us when the person had been caught. They called about 20 mins or so later and said apparently he was under the weather :confused:d he wasn't even at the right resort:confused:
    Which to me meant they were not going to tell us what really happened.;)
    I'm just glad to know that they are there and making sure we have a magical vacation.
     
  19. shalom

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    They did a study once sending people in the ministry across a campus to do a presentation, but on the route the people doing the study had planted a guy pretending he'd been beaten and clearly needing help. The ministers who had been told they were late for the presentation and to hurry, hurry! were significantly less likely to stop than the ministers who were told they had enough time to get there. People who feel they are late for an appointment and are focused on accomplishing the plan in their head have a harder time "refocusing" and responding to an emergency, sometimes even when they see caring for the wounded as part of their job. :confused3

    Meaning that compassionate people who constantly feel rushed and "live in the future" need to schedule times to care for others. ;)

    I'm sure Disney security is good, but at the same time it can't be literally everywhere. Security can only respond to situations they know about, and some things happen way faster than you realize, while seeming to last forever (if a situation upsets you enough, the brain goes into the first stage of trauma mode, meaning your time sense is essentially off line). If the CMs in the area aren't paying attention or don't notify security, some events are going to slip by. :sad1: Things may also slip by because there's a bigger problem going on somewhere else that's pulling security people into another area. :scared1: And since Disney isn't going to advertise anything major they deal with, hard to know what "minor" might be compared to it!
     
  20. chellewashere

    chellewashere DIS Veteran

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    How scary can you imagine if he is like that in public what he is like in private. His poor wife and kids.
     
  21. scrapnmom

    scrapnmom Mouseketeer

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    I had one experience, it was maybe 1990 we were leaving MK after the night parade during spring break so it was very crowded. On Main Street, we heard a woman scream from behind us and then within seconds a guy was tackled right next to us. He had snatched a purse. One man was holding him down and there were several other men, in dark uniforms clearing the area. My brother, about 10 at the time, went up to the guy on the ground and then said very loudly "that's my bus driver!" :laughing: To this day I have no idea why he did that!

    One of the security guys asked my mom if we did know him and she told him no we did not!
     

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