Tinkerbell rumor I heard (possible spoiler info)

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  1. tinkcrazy68

    tinkcrazy68 Earning My Ears

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    Disney doesn't even allow men to have facial hair except mustaches and it took years and years before they would even approve mustaches (although we all know Walt had one). The Disney "look" is very strict.
    One thing that made me laugh though the last time I was at the MK...
    The Disney Look does not allow "unnatural" hair color even highlighting has to look very natural, but the last time I was there I had a platinum blonde cashier with black eyebrows....... hmmm I wonder if that was natural?:laughing:
     
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  3. harmonium

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    40mph. Really? I doubt that a mere mattress could aid in a soft (injury free) landing after travelling at that speed without a brake. :rotfl2:
     
  4. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

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    It surprises me that the imagineers have not come up with some braking device (or have they?). If you are an aviation expert you probably know what a tailhook is. (The braking device would be just under the wire, not on the ground or roof.) Even with some inattentiveness by the participants there is no excuse for injury not counting a significant malfunction.
     
  5. pouncingpluto

    pouncingpluto 2005 WDW Bride

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    As a gymnastics judge, I have to say:

    1. Mattresses? Really? I'm hoping/thinking you guys are just being imprecise in describing the matting. Athletic equipment manufacturers could make something a million times more appropriate and safer than using a mattress.

    2. Cathy Rigby = silver medalist at 1970 World Championships on balance beam. First American woman ever to win a medal at Worlds. :) Just in case you weren't aware that she was accomplished before Peter Pan. I claim her as one of ours!!!
     
  6. boo2you

    boo2you Earning My Ears

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    Being the cousin OF Tink, I can assure you 100 times over that the 'Tinker Bill' is a complete rumor. The matress, pay, etc., is right on, though. :flower3:
     
  7. NEVERENOUGHWDW

    NEVERENOUGHWDW <font color=blue>Still Missing 20,000 Leagues Unde

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    The Keys to the Kingdom also explained about the mattress landing.....funny visual....:rotfl:
     
  8. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    I wouldn't want him/her flying over my head if that's the case.
     
  9. katt789

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    Just had to jump in to comment on the weight/height stuff.
    The rumored "weight" in this thread is actually not that bad considering that "friends" of Tink's (in meet and greets in the parks, which I assume is probably the same height range?) is 4'11 to 5'2.

    As for the actual restriction on weight, those are bound to happen, especially with jobs like this, heck, the girls who dance as the blue bird have to be under 115lbs, and this year, it was cut down to 110lbs, and that's with the height range going up to 5'4''. All that harness/aerial work can create this reasoning.
     
  10. RescueRanger

    RescueRanger Recovering Fastpass Superuser

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    I just got through watching The Walking Dead finale. I thought those were the only zombies I would see tonight. Then I get on the DIS and see this thread. Guess i was wrong.
     
  11. mermaids1960

    mermaids1960 Earning My Ears

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    They really smack into a wall :( is this April 1st
     
  12. Pirate princess 2

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    :rotfl2: DD and I are hysterical over the thought of TinkerBill. Rumor or real, we will be looking a lot closer in August!
     
  13. jade1

    jade1 If your lucky enough to live on the lake, your luc

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    Snapped this "beauty" last month. :sad2:

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  14. Angela72181

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    Now that's a scary looking Tink lol...

    Either way my daughter loved the "Magic" when she watched her come down that wire in December...we looked for a perfect spot for her as our Travel Agent gave us suggestions :)

    As long as they keep the magic alive I don't really think people care if it's a Bill or Bell lol
     
  15. Amyz00

    Amyz00 <font color=darkorchid>Now I feel like <img src=ht

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    LOL! I will never look at the flying Tink the same way again.
     
  16. mm1971

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    Yes, this information is correct. I know someone that actually was flying Tinkerbell (also a college program) and it is extremely dangerous. She said the landing against the pads and the helpers at the bottom helping to stop the momentum regularly left some bruising. From what I remember, she said you hit the end at about 30-40 mph. She stopped after a few weeks as it was scary.:scared1:

    I just checked checked and the weight limit is due to the safety standards and the wire. When my friend did it, the limit was 100 pounds. Not sure if that has changed as it was about 5/6 years ago. If it is the same wire, then I would assume it is still 100 lb.
     
  17. cousinorville3

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    They would definitely get a increased hazard pay, but I've never heard $500.

    I can also say that personally I only know of one female who has done it the rest were Bills lol!
     
  18. rmm7e

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    Wait, there's a wire?

    MAGIC RUINED!

    I do remember her getting stuck halfway one time I was there. S/he was pumping her legs like mad to get going again. I forgot about that until I saw this thread.
     
  19. SuperDan523

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    I remember reading somewhere, not sure if its true or not, that if Tinkerbell gets stuck (which happens) and a reasonable amount of wiggling doesn't get her on her way again, she's supposed to turn off her lights and just hang out up there until the fireworks are finished and the crowds disperse enough to safely bring in a truck with a boom lift to retrieve her.
     
  20. manning

    manning <font color=blue>Just for that I have requested it

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    They should make it interesting and put red spots on the mattress and the guide can say it looks like tink came in a little fast last night.
     
  21. bayla89

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    Lol that's funny buts its a bit too cruel for the kids...
     

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