amy lockland

Published: June 7, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Awesome article, I needed a good giggle this morning! Thanks!
Brandon Mendoza

Published: June 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM

LOL! What's funny is that I can see this being a real article somewhere! Ooooh, I actually hope that the Taiwanese News makes a CG reenactment of this story! (not the Tinker Bell one, but the one on TPI!)
184.156.100.241

Published: June 7, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Best article in a long time. We need more humor in this world (and Disney World as well).
Good thing Gay Days were earlier this month, or it could have come true...
Karen Smeath

Published: June 7, 2012 at 10:20 AM

That story was so ridiculous. She should be honored that they thought she looked good enough to kick out! Tinkerbell would NEVER put up with a rival...Love the article.
Anon Mouse

Published: June 7, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Getting free stuff is rare and you really have to work for it. I prefer to get free stuff from working the system. How about getting a job at Disney (anywhere) and get comped into the park?
Duncan Henny

Published: June 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Great story, just hope it doesn't inspire people to really try it :)
71.181.224.158

Published: June 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party would like to have a word with this rule.
Chad H

Published: June 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I can kinda understand Disney's side on the original issue, even if it does seem mean - ultimately they do have to ensure that their image is protected, and that CMs arent confused with customers, etc.

But that said, surely there was a more "Disney" way of doing this - it shouldnt have taken 3.5hrs, take em somewhere nice, say we appreciate the effort, but we're worried you'll get mixed up with staff and we can't have that, can we offer you a ride to a hotel to change, or an gift shop outfit (as ended up happening), etc. All in all a solution should have been decided and agreed in minutes.

Dominick D

Published: June 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I LOLed the whole time! I think that the girl should have know everyone 10 and up can't dress up unless it is Star Wars Weekends or MNSSHP.
TH Creative
Writer

Published: June 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

This problem is NOT limited to the Walt Disney World resort! Imagine if people started showing up at Universal Orlando dressed as valet parking attendants! Universal hotel guests would end up spending twice the daily rate they normally have to fork over while staying in hotel rooms that cost them hundreds and hundreds of dollars a night!
Tyler Stover

Published: June 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Chad, I wouldn't jump to too many conclusions on how Disney handled it. Working in a customer-service related role myself, I've seen a good share of disappointed customers/clients/guests turn a very minimal situation into a huge drama because they didn't get their way. Throw in a news outlet trying to make a story, and you just might get a few exaggerations along the way. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I'd imagine Disney has this happen often enough that they have a fairly well established protocol to deal with it.
Mark Fairleigh

Published: June 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Awesome, Robert, awesome! Loved the part about the Universal lawyer protecting Universal's Marvel rights...LOL.

Hate to see a girl cry, but have to agree with Disney on this one.

James Rao
Writer

Published: June 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Buried in work today I was unaware of the original incident, so you really had me going for a bit!

Brilliant, Mr. Niles!

As for the Tink wannabe who was "the victim", goodness she can turn on the water works, eh? You'd think she just lost her best friend in an elevator accident on Tower of Terror. Honestly, if this "incident" is the worst thing that ever happens to her, she will have lived a life of bliss. Come join the rest of us in the real world, sweets, where heartbreak is just another event in an otherwise average week.

Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: June 7, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I am not sure how it is a secret that adults can't wear costumes to Disney Parks (except for Halloween).

I knew it was fake when Le Celliler reservation was demanded. Anybody who knows its that good knows they need a reservation.

I will say that I thought Disney was very accommodating. Free clothes from Disney? Wow!

Jonah Sirota

Published: June 8, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Chad, I agree about the more "Disney" way to do this. Sure there's the official policy, but when girls are paying hundreds in the park to be made up to look "just like a Disney princess," and when the must-have item at WWHP is a full-body wizardry uniform, I'd say the parks send mixed messages on this stuff all the time.

Having said that, watching the girl's interview was painful, she's either a bad actress, or she needs to seriously reorder her life priorities!

Mike Gallagher

Published: June 8, 2012 at 6:41 AM

I'm not sure at what point I realized this was a spoof, but I thought it was legit when patrons' names were given...
Pyra-Danny V

Published: June 8, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Geez, are you people blind?
What if this girl was part of the Tinkerbellology religion and Disney was violating her religious freedom?

Haha, I love funny stories with a lesson. And the lesson is... dressing like a Disney character at Disney can get you caught, but dressing like an undercover USO lawyer won't.

Sylvain Comeau

Published: June 10, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Robert, don't give The Mob any ideas...