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Tinker Bell costume causes trouble at Disney
Bay News 9 ^ | June 5, 2012 | Dalia Dangerfield

Posted on 06/05/2012 5:09:58 PM PDT by Brandonmark

A Tampa bay area teen and her boyfriend are in shock after being forced to take off the costumes they were wearing at Walt Disney World.

April Spielman, 15, and her boyfriend Clayton Covey went to the theme park dressed as Tinker Bell and Pete Pan Sunday.

Spielman said she always wanted to go to Disney dressed as the fictional character. For more than a year, the two teens saved money to buy costumes. Covey flew in fron Arizona.

"We like the Disney characters and we wanted to dress up," Covey said.

When the two arrived at Disney Sunday, they became instant celebrities among guests at Hollywood Studios. However, when they went to Animal Kingdom, the experience changed.

An employee at Animal Kingdom stopped the family and insisted that Spielman take off her Tinker Bell Costume. The manager told her she looked too much like the real character that greets guests at the park.

Covey was told to take off his Peter Pan costume as well.

Since the teens didn't have a change of clothes, Disney provided a voucher so they could buy a shirt and a pair of shorts. Disney officials also provided the family with a Fast Pass so they could skip the lines at the park. Spielman said the ordeal crushed her dream.

"I was crying so hard," Spielman said. "It like, really hurt me because just looking around and people were walking around and they were all dressed up and i'm just standing there like crying."

Disney's Public Relation Manager Kathleen Prihoda sent this statement:

"The guests were asked to change because costumes that could be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character are not appropriate attire for our theme parks. The costumes were disruptive to our operation and possibly confusing to our other guests..."

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KEYWORDS: disney; peterpan; tinkerbell
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1 posted on 06/05/2012 5:10:05 PM PDT by Brandonmark
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To: Brandonmark

My question: How did a dorky guy like that get such a hot girlfriend?


2 posted on 06/05/2012 5:12:23 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

hot but whacked


3 posted on 06/05/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Brandonmark

Hahaha...The Rat is serious about copyright infringement!


4 posted on 06/05/2012 5:14:56 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: KosmicKitty

No kidding. He looks a bit.....oh nevermind. Both of them crying over such nonsense is worse. Just buck up and change your clothes. Seriously, they had their fun and now change your clothes.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 5:15:07 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Brandonmark

Heart broken? Get over it. You’re 15 you clown.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 5:15:47 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Brandonmark

They saved a year for those costumes?


7 posted on 06/05/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: KosmicKitty

Hint: when a hot girl asks you to dress as Peter Pan, if you’re a dork, you answer “what color tights?”


8 posted on 06/05/2012 5:15:56 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: KosmicKitty
> How did a dorky guy like that get such a hot girlfriend?

Ummm, maybe not only can he fly, but he can carry a dozen donuts without using his hands?

9 posted on 06/05/2012 5:16:37 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: napscoordinator; KosmicKitty

My son says the guy needs his man card revoked.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 5:16:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: KosmicKitty
My question: How did a dorky guy like that get such a hot girlfriend?

It must be those freaky things in his ears.

11 posted on 06/05/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: Brandonmark

Yet during gay days (week?) the park is full of Tinker Bells and nobody says a thing. Just say’n


12 posted on 06/05/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Brandonmark

Disney is VERY protective its trademarks, especially its classic characters.

I would not want someone impersonating my characters since I would have no control on how said impersonator would act.

If they got a fast Pass for the park that is a freaking golden ticket (you usually can only have one at any given moment and have to wait).

Likewise shorts and short for 2 at Disney about $100+

They should be grateful.


13 posted on 06/05/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Brandonmark

Disney is VERY protective its trademarks, especially its classic characters.

I would not want someone impersonating my characters since I would have no control on how said impersonator would act.

If they got a fast Pass for the park that is a freaking golden ticket (you usually can only have one at any given moment and have to wait).

Likewise shorts and short for 2 at Disney about $100+

They should be grateful.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: napscoordinator

It’s, like, their park, and you have to, like, play by their rules.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: Brandonmark
Since the teens didn't have a change of clothes, Disney provided a voucher so they could buy a shirt and a pair of shorts. Disney officials also provided the family with a Fast Pass so they could skip the lines at the park. Spielman said the ordeal crushed her dream.

They get free Disney Clothes.
They get free Fast Passes.
And Spielman said the ordeal crushed her dream.

I think the bleach went deeper than the roots.

Check out dork boys ears.

16 posted on 06/05/2012 5:19:22 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Brandonmark

Fools! It’s 2012. He should have worn the Tinker Bell costume and she the Peter Pan costume. Then the both of them could have sued for discrimination.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 5:19:54 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Brandonmark
The manager told her she looked too much like the real character that greets guests at the park

Anyone could tell the difference, though, since her pixie dust didn't work....

18 posted on 06/05/2012 5:20:02 PM PDT by mikrofon (Fairy Impression)
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To: rlmorel
Hahaha...The Rat is serious about copyright infringement!

No, the lawyers are serious about Disney's potential liability if a non-employee is seen as being Disney staff, and takes advantage of the implied position of trust to (for example) molest a child on Disney property.

19 posted on 06/05/2012 5:20:40 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Copenhagen Smile

She looks 30. Who knew a Tinkerbell costume was so aging.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: driftdiver

maybe- but he has the hot chick on his arm....just sayin’


21 posted on 06/05/2012 5:21:30 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: dayglored
Pffft...Yeah right.
22 posted on 06/05/2012 5:21:58 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Brandonmark

Never would Disney allow this in their parks. Even 20-yrs ago it was no to any costume. I think I’ve seen her in a video short...


23 posted on 06/05/2012 5:21:58 PM PDT by steveo
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To: Third Person

I don’t remember Peter Pan wearing shower curtain rings in his ears.


24 posted on 06/05/2012 5:23:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: KosmicKitty

Guys like that are usually considered placeholders until the girl gets the guy she really wants.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 5:23:51 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Brandonmark
If they had dressed as sex perverts, the Magic Kingdom would have waved them through.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Brandonmark

Disney only allows costumed guests (over infant age) for specially ticketed Halloween events. My wife and I have done this several times and had a blast.


27 posted on 06/05/2012 5:24:36 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: dayglored

She met him in the school cafeteria. He was sitting all alone, licking his eyebrows.


28 posted on 06/05/2012 5:25:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: WSGilcrest

Well said...I see you speak teenage.


29 posted on 06/05/2012 5:25:38 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: windcliff; I Drive Too Fast

ping


30 posted on 06/05/2012 5:25:38 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: driftdiver
My son says the guy needs his man card revoked.

Tell your son, I already think it was.

I bet they fought over who was going to be Tink.

31 posted on 06/05/2012 5:25:47 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: freedumb2003

(Currently furiously rummaging through my closed for a Tink costume.)


32 posted on 06/05/2012 5:25:47 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: WSGilcrest

Well said...I see you speak teenage.


33 posted on 06/05/2012 5:26:12 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: KosmicKitty
Hot she is not.

Lukewarm at best. And even thats a stretch.

34 posted on 06/05/2012 5:27:25 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: Brandonmark

I think the real fairy is in the Peter Pan costume.


35 posted on 06/05/2012 5:27:38 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: PapaBear3625

I can see the liability part, but it’s also about protecting their characters.

One fellow in Edmonton, Alberta, which is about 2,000 miles away from Disneyland was forced to repaint his garage door because he did a Disney Montage on it.


36 posted on 06/05/2012 5:27:38 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: doc1019
Yet during gay days (week?) the park is full of Tinker Bells and nobody says a thing. Just say’n

And Peter Pan-sies


37 posted on 06/05/2012 5:29:17 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: driftdiver
They saved a year for those costumes?

lol.

38 posted on 06/05/2012 5:30:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Brandonmark

Ah to be young, stupid and so self absorbed that being simply told “NO” would totally crush your dreams of being a fairy...


39 posted on 06/05/2012 5:31:27 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Brandonmark

Which one is Tinker Bell?


40 posted on 06/05/2012 5:34:17 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I don’t remember Peter Pan wearing shower curtain rings in his ears.

You were probably much younger then and didn’t realize
that was where they attached the wires.


41 posted on 06/05/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mountn man

All the “fairy” tale characters are well represented I’m sure.


42 posted on 06/05/2012 5:35:40 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Brandonmark

confusing, not half as confusing as Disney claiming to be family friendly and then supporting Moochelle’s agenda and the GLBT’s too.


43 posted on 06/05/2012 5:36:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Brandonmark

June 2nd was Gay Day at Disney World, when did they go? I didn’t see the date this happened.


44 posted on 06/05/2012 5:38:03 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: freedumb2003
Disney is VERY protective its trademarks, especially its classic characters.

Unfortunately in this lawsuit happy period Disney must do this.

Think of an a similarly dressed pedophile(Or any other unscrupulous persons) under the guise of a real Disney employee, lure a child (woman, etc) into a secluded area and molested them.


It's terrible but these things do and will happen.....
45 posted on 06/05/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I am sure that is part of it too. I just find the whole thing hilarious, and here I am tonight within a stone’s throw of The Rat and his hole...:)


46 posted on 06/05/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Brandonmark
Doesn't come close to this guy



http://www.pixyland.org/
47 posted on 06/05/2012 5:39:00 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Brandonmark

She looks like former Disney employee Christina Aguilera.


48 posted on 06/05/2012 5:39:23 PM PDT by Third Person ( Actions reflect priorities.)
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To: doc1019
Coincidence? Gay Day was June 2nd.
49 posted on 06/05/2012 5:40:36 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: tet68

LOL!


50 posted on 06/05/2012 5:41:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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