Banned From Disney?

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  1. cmwade77

    cmwade77 DIS Veteran

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    Actually, thanks to technology, it is very easy to enforce a ban. There are of course camera at the turnstiles and there is software that can very quickly identify a person and compare it to lists of people (photos). Then the turnstile can deny them or security can be dispatched as needed.

    This is my guess as to how they would accomplish this. Also, given that the number of banned guests is probably very low, it is very likely that security can simply remember the faces and then double check if they think they see one of them.
     
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  3. Teresa Pitman

    Teresa Pitman Disney Grandma

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    My brother-in-law was kicked out of MK - he was obviously drunk at 11:00 a.m. as he staggered down Main Street, and got a bit obnoxious with some of the CMs. He was not banned for life though, and went to a different park the next day.

    TP
     
  4. Bonniec

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    I read that book "The Dark Side of Disney". There is a reference in there about his friend getting banned. I can't remember exactly why, I think he tried to sneak into Epcot or something. He tried to go back years later (like 10 or something) and couldn't get in. So they definitely have some way of tracking.
     
  5. mike the canuck

    mike the canuck https://www.youtube.com/user/reelbigfishtml

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    He jumped the turn styles. He had no problem getting into the parks because they had no way of identifying him. It wasn't until he tried to make a reservation that he was denied.
     
  6. Bonniec

    Bonniec DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for clearing that up. Been a while since I read it. :thumbsup2
     
  7. Gareth& Hayley

    Gareth& Hayley Mouseketeer

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    Oh the money I would save if I or my wife got banned! :rolleyes1
     
  8. collegeprogram01

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    I just finished reading that book on my ipad...very interesting read!

    I worked for disney around 10 years ago at blizzard on an internship. There was nothing ever said to us in our morning meetings about people being banned but i have scene a few poeple escorted out of the park for different reasons. The data bases they use are crazy. You have to use your name for almost everything you do in disney when booking your vacation before and during your trip. They would be able to pick up your name if a banned person simpley runs a cc in any area of the property. Its likely that most people will use a debit or cc at least once on their trip. This is probably one of the ways they can detect a person that is banned. I have scene it happen more then once while working there. But who knows for sure...Its one of those disney secretes that no one will ever know for sure!!!


    I have never bought a day pass for the parks when there...I am sure you need to show some form of ID...not a 100% certain though!!!
     
  9. dwaters

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    Wow!

    I wonder what the kid did.
     
  10. chigirl

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    I worked with a man who was banned after causing a "scene" at EPCOT when he was removed for being drunk. He is now 29 and was 22 when the incident happened. I said to him there was no way they could enforce it, so it showed me by trying to make a reservation on the website for a trip. After he typed his info in, a message came up and said something like "Your request cannot be completed at this time. Please call -------" or some such. It would not let him make a reservation or book a trip.

    This guy is a super-nice guy, but he said he was horribly obnoxious when the incident happened, he was arrested for public intoxication, etc....it doesn't seem possible to me that he was a jerk, but he was and he says he is banned.

    The conversation came up when I mentioned my trip to him a few months ago...said I was headed to WDW in September and he said, "I'd love to go, but I am banned for life". So it DOES happen.
     
  11. rodkenrich

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  13. Plaid Sheep

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    Oh, the stories attached to some of those tickets.
     
  14. TowMater92

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    It can happen, I almost got into a fight once. A couple tried to put there kids where my 2 nephews were sitting during a parade and in between my sis and 8mo nephew that was sleeping in a stroller. When they were told by my sis and mom that they needed to move they were between my sis and nephew in the stroller, my other two nephews were sitting there and they were sitting on out blanket the woman said she wasn't moving her kids and pushed my mom. Then when my dad pushed her away from my mom her husband pushed my dad. The couple were in there 20's and my parents are almost 60 so I was in the middle of it. So even if you aren't there to cause trouble a fight can happen because of other people. Btw the woman got security because my dad pushed her away from my mom? She was on the other side of the street yelling at security the whole parade and after the parade security came over and talked to us. We told them what happened and they said, "we thought she was the problem please try to avoid them the rest of the night and have a good night.
     
  15. TinCup

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    I have read the stories in this thread about people being banned for life. Has anyone heard of any attempts to get the ban lifted?

    If it were me I would probably contact Disney to find out if the ban could be lifted if I somehow atoned (appology, public service, special charitable contribution, etc.) for whatever I did. Perhaps get an attorney involved to present the request to Disney.
     
  16. *Seanaci*

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    Photo's are a great idea...so long as the banned person isn't smart enough to lay down some heavy amounts of cash for drastic plastic surgery. ;)
     
  17. rlduvall

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    Last summer I thought about upgrading my Undercover Tourist ticket to an annual pass [DVC]. I had done it before many times with no problems. The lady at DTD questioned me in depth about where I got the ticket, insinuating, I felt, that I had stolen it. I also advised her that UT is a legitimate ticket broker for Disney. She then proceeded to have me tell her where I went EVERY SINGLE DAY of my 9 night trip; which I was able to with no problem. BUT, when she made me continue doing that in front of everyone after the fifth day of the vacation . . . I was more than a little miffed. We aren't all thieves.

    As for being banned from Disney . . . that would be so sad. :sad:
     
  18. doconeill

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    I believe it was last year where there were some pretty insane stories of people trying to upgrade UT tickets and basically being told how they were ripping of Disney, they couldn't be upgraded, etc. One even said that UT wasn't an authorized reseller, which was completely untrue.

    Unfortunately some CMs seem to have a problem with it.
     
  19. mike the canuck

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    Members of the Canadian band The Johnstones have been banned from Disney property. Here is a quote from an interview:



    “We were down in Hollywood to play some shows,” recalls Johnstones’ trombonist Julian Warmè, “We went to the House of Blues where they had a Karaoke night going. We did a Barenaked Ladies’ song and were a bit drunk- more obnoxious than usual. And then we were asked to leave. All of a sudden some security guards and cops come up, angrily, saying ‘Tell us what you did!?!’…After two or three hours, sitting in handcuffs, in the cold, they said ‘don’t bother coming back’ this was about 4am. And that’s how we were banned from Disneyland.”

    I really enjoy their music
     
  20. Ozzie

    Ozzie Earning My Ears

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    I believe all your information is loaded into the Disney computer system and if your last name comes up on anyone's reservation there probably will be issues.
    I was a witness one time to people being advised that if they did not abide by the instructions given they would be escorted to their resort, waited for and led off of the property by Disney security and law enforcement officers.
    Was quite interesting how quickly their attitude changed.
     
  21. bom_noite

    bom_noite <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest - April, 2006:

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    This past June my wife and my daughter went to the MK - I decided to skip the park and play Golf. My wife, by accident, pulled my 10 day Park Hopper out (which was purchased at a resort the year prior) put it in the machine. They stopped her and walked her over to the Ticket Police so she could be interrogated.

    She explained the mistake and apologized, and, showed her ID (same last name as mine) and the pass she meant to use. She had our DVC Membership cards and OKW Resort Reservation that had my name on it. In fact, if I remember correctly the Reservation paperwork has our home address on it - which matches up with the address on her Drivers License. Anyways, not good enough proof in their eyes.

    Questions: When did he buy it? What parks has he gone too? My wife was incensed - she said they made her feel like a criminal.

    They told her they were keeping the card and I needed to come to the park and show ID. Had I been required to make a special trip to the MK - trust me - I would be banned for life now!

    She finally suggested that they call DVC Member Services and they can confirm that we are married (as both our names are on the contract), she will have them verify both of our SSN numbers (which they have) and confirm that we are staying in the same room at OKW. 5 minutes later they agreed to give her the card - but - block it from use. Anyways - 30 minutes wasted dealing with them.

    Unfortunately she did not think of getting the CM's names.

    The next morning we went to the OKW Front Desk and explained the situation. They took the card in the back. 20 Minutes later - no card. I asked to see the manager. My blood was starting to boil - so - I made a quick exit to the pool.

    The manager finally came out and talked to my wife. She described the incident and said - I think I am owed an apology. The manager was very nice and said: "I apologize on their behalf. If you ever, have a problem like this in the future - stop discussing with them - simply call us - let us deal with them!"
     

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