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07 June 2012 @ 12:47 am
"Tinkerbell" refused entry into Disney World  
Yahoo! News posted this video a few hours ago about a teenage girl who was denied entry into Disney World due to her Tinkerbell costume:

I know the little angel on my shoulder is telling me to feel bad for her, but I can't hear it over my laughter.
Am I wrong in thinking she should have triple-checked the admission & entry rules before working so hard on her (very cute!) costume?
Current Mood: amusedamused
hallarch: kiss of deathhallarch on June 7th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
-.- yoooou are silly, spielman (to put it nicely)
Abigail: Say Lovemdmbrightside on June 7th, 2012 05:16 am (UTC)
It's hard to feel sympathetic when this is such a well-known rule to anyone with an internet connection and cursory interest in dressing up at the parks (and she'd apparently been working on her costume for months). The only reason I can think this is newsworthy is she cosplayed as part of a couple, and her fifteen year old tears of disappointment are so heart-tuggingly tragic. Or the opposite of that, because schadenfreude.
♥ Kate: Disney: Aladdin: Jasmine: Arty Jasminesweetnessarose on June 7th, 2012 05:27 am (UTC)

I'm just rolling my eyes. Maybe it's just me being grumpy but I actually got super annoyed with her and her pathetic "I just wanted to be Tinkerbell!" It's not like they were actually kicked out of the park or sued for God's sake
(no subject) - blueriptide on June 8th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on June 7th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
Aww she was adorable, and I'm sorry that she couldn't wear her costume. But it's a pretty well known rule.
dailydawldailydawl on June 7th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)

I'd also like to add that whoever edited this was just cruel. Obviously they're making it seem worse that it actually is. She got free clothes and she got to enter to the park after everything. Instead, they show an overly dramatic shot of her crying. Who the heck took that picture anyway? It seems to me that the family is really trying to milk it.

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Fabrice Fabricepikapika217 on June 7th, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
ronnililrongal on June 7th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
Kait Monsteranimechic on June 7th, 2012 06:02 am (UTC)
And this is why 15-year-olds are stupid
blueriptide: Fairy Sniffblueriptide on June 8th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
She's barely a drop in the bucket of 15-year-olds. She's quite silly for getting so worked up over it; I'm not sure if majority of others the same age would act the same way she did enough to group ALL 15-year-olds and say every single one of them is stupid.
(no subject) - animechic on June 8th, 2012 06:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
the girl who lived ϟ: [Disney] Mickey Heartinchristalone on June 7th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
I half feel bad for her and I'm half going, "Really?" Although it was a sweet idea for her boyfriend...it's a pretty well known rule to not wear costumes to the park if you're not a small child.
Gracegncurrier on June 7th, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
I have never heard this rule and I've been to Disney (Land and Worlds) many times, plus had family as a cast member! I mean, I'm not a DisneyStan, but this is the first I've heard of it...I feel bad for her! Poor thing!
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anime_babbleanime_babble on June 7th, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
Isn't this a well known rule though? The only time adults can wear costumes is during their Halloween nights. I feel badly for her, because she's clearly upset, but they didn't turn her away and they gave her a change of clothes so she could still enjoy her visit.
hallarchhallarch on June 7th, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
I'm surprised they didn't just say "No" as I have heard in the past. She got free clothes too? And it was only half of her day? I'd be more embarrassed than super upset
qlbunnies: tiana concept artqlbunnies on June 7th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
I mean, I don't really feel bad for her, because she still got to go to the park and all. But does anyone else notice that her costume looks way more like the original Peter Pan Tinkerbell than the Disney Parks one does?
madison_face09: Little Finnmadison_face09 on June 7th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
Kinda what I was thinking
Flying Mint Bunny: normal 64haro on June 7th, 2012 08:08 am (UTC)
Honestly? It sounds like Disney went above and beyond to accommodate her. They didn't have to give her free clothes. And she did get to spend a chunk of her day in the costume. I know she's fifteen, but even so she's overreacting.
mew2mewmew2mew on June 7th, 2012 09:22 am (UTC)
I heard another story. Some girls who wore really nice, colorful and frilly dresses with petticoats and cute headbows had been refused, too, because they could " ... be mistaken for anyone in our shows". They didn't look like a actual Disney-character at all, because it was Asian streetfashion.

She eventually changed her clothes and wore a T-Shirt and Pants from the Disney Store. They aren't vey consequent, though. That girl has been very often in Disneyland wearing wonderful dresses. Her friend who was with her at that day and who wore almost the same cute clothes, but who was plus-sized, didn't need to change her clothes. She only had to remove her petticoat.
Obsidian Blackbird McKnight: Hollaladracul on June 7th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
When I was at Bats Day at Disneyland, I saw a lot of lolis around...

I have seen some girls on the very same trip pull off Disney Princess themed sundresses (The same color of the princess dresses including an Ariel one with purple top and green skirt and their hairstyles) and it worked...
Andie: Stock// disney castleice_axel on June 7th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
Actually I can understand it completley. I thought it was well known visitors (if over 12+) are frowned upon wearing a costume, again simply incase little kids confuse visitors with the face characters. I mean they are representing a little kid's favourite character, and if they go up to talk to them and the person tells them, in no nice way, to leave them alone and stop pestering them...that would wreck the little kid's visit (and her POV of the parks/characters etc).

So, yeah. Girl should've research about the costume wearing policy properly.
Gracegncurrier on June 7th, 2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
See, I think it's the parent's responsibility to tell them that this nice lady is just like you, and wants to dress up..why not let the maguc happen for the teens too? I figure if a 15 year old wants to dress up and believe in magic and have fun @ Disney, more poer to her (although, have to admit, I found her costume kinda slutty imho. Myabe that was more the problem?) Idk, it was obvious to me and any other adult that she was not a park charcter, so Mom should be smart enough to tell Jr. it's not the real Tink.
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BGE: Agent Coulsonbehindgrey_eyes on June 7th, 2012 09:54 am (UTC)
Yeah okay, it might be a little bit crappy that they don't let you dress up, but its a rule that seems pretty well known to me.

I think its pretty awesome they actually gave her free clothes intead of just throwing her out.
sci-fi douche that can't hold down a jobsparkfactory on June 7th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
When I was at WDW I saw a 14/15 year old wearing a Disney Store Tiana dress (so, made for a little kid). She'd cut it into two pieces so it would fit her. I wish someone had caught her and asked her to change tbh, but I guess she didn't really look anything like she worked there. It was just awkward.
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Chris: Chubby90scartoonman on June 10th, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
Heh, yeah.
biqadoll on June 7th, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
I don't feel bad for her at all. It's a well-known fact.
genforever246genforever246 on June 9th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
Is it really? I mean I have never seen signs around or posts anywhere that say "please don't dress up".
ronnililrongal on June 7th, 2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
I can't feel too bad. They gave her free clothes and let her stay, and there are cool pix of her in the costume in the parks, so..... I mean, when all else fails SHE WAS STILL AT DISNEY WORLD.

I'm sad that she was sad, though. But they still gave her a lot, so yeah.
loyalsubject421loyalsubject421 on June 7th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
I think I'd be able to sympathize if they had kicked her out of the park. But they gave her free clothes so she could still enjoy the day. She's overreacting in my opinion.

Plus, this rule is fairly well known. I mean...yeah.
Samantha: Giselleimmasammich on June 7th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Seriously, I don't feel even a little bit bad. It's a rule and it's a rule for a good reason. I just think she's thoughtless. I'm more angry that they let her into Hollywood Studios to begin with. Someone wasn't paying attention.

It's just...so unbelievably selfish. Disney chooses their characters carefully, they can't have everyone else walking around ruining the illusion for Children. Disney is wonderful at all ages, but I have no sympathy for someone who jeopardized the magic for the children. Honestly.
Emily Louiseteamlouise on June 7th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
I can understand not thinking about researching the costume policy at Disney, but I'm a little baffled by the fit she's having because she wanted to BE tinkerbell. Disappointment in working so hard on the costume or embarrassment about being asked to change, might make 15 year old me cry too -- but the way she's phrasing things in her interview makes it seem like her issue is that she can't do what she wants.

Guests who come to Disneyland trust the brand so much that they do and/or allow their children to do things that they probably wouldn't outside the gates. Purses and purchases left unattended with strollers, little kids sent off to go play... etc. It's not a stretch to believe that some uninformed guests would see a homemade tinkerbell and peter pan in the park and assume that they were affiliated with Disney.
chococat_luv on June 7th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
Poor Girl,I can tell she just genuinly wanted to have a good time and enjoy herself.I do feel sympathy for her.
Andrea Pendragonext_785293 on June 8th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
I think it's good that she was asked to take off the costume, purely for a safety point.
I can't help but feel this was a cry for attention...I don't mean to be grumpy, but she took a photo of herself crying with her mascara running, for heaven's sake! Talk about a drama queen.
super_mooglessuper_moogles on June 8th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
I don't feel bad for her at all. They went above and beyond what they had to do to accommodate her for BREAKING THE RULES.

It's a safety hazard. Think about it. If she walked by a 5 year old girl, the 5 year old may follow her. Her parents may not have been paying attention, because why would they think their child would run away in Disney World? The 5 year old could get lost, hurt, or even worse, kidnapped. This could also cause a traffic obstruction. If a lot of children all saw her at once, lines would form, blocking streets and pathways.

The character meet and greet areas are specifically designed to be set away from the streets and populated areas. They usually have staff around to keep the peace and watch over the children, as well as to form organized lines.

It's common sense. Anyone, especially a young girl like her (because she looks the most like Tinkerbell), should see how it could be a potential hazard to the rest of the guests.

And she did not work for months on those costumes. Just saying. The Peter Pan's shirt looks like a scrubs top with lines sewn into it. Not trying to be mean, just pointing out that I think she's over dramatizing the whole thing. I won't be surprised if she tries to sue.

Edited at 2012-06-08 03:00 am (UTC)
Softpaw,  the fae kitty of roses and columbinesoftpaw on June 9th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
..Oh good..I'm not the only costumer who went "Wait..MONTHS on those costumes? REEAALLLYY? Pull the other one"
blueriptide: Fairy Sniffblueriptide on June 8th, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
We're practically the same age so I think I get it. Heck, I would want to dress up as well. I understand what she went through and I've never heard of this rule before. It's never occurred to me that no one but the actual actors are allowed to dress up.

What it comes to though . . . I understand where the park is coming from completely; they were nice enough to give her free clothes and she should have kept her make up and worn the clothes. It's only her outfit they wanted off.

TBH, the most amusing thing I found in this video was how amazing the real Tink and Vidia look.

Edited at 2012-06-08 03:02 am (UTC)
alecmacalecmac on June 8th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
I really feel bad for her, i mean, shes crying, well... but i just cant stopo laughing, it reminds me so much the episode when 32 protesters from disney cast were arrested dressed as characters years ago.

Chris90scartoonman on June 10th, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Wait, what happened?