Ever have a character be a little rough?
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When I was at Cape May Cafe Breakfast Donald accidently hit me in the head with his beak. It hurt but it made my 6 year old laugh so hard I had to laugh also.
At Nickelodeon hotel I saw two boys (probably about 9 years old) totally abusing a character while the mother took pics!! I couldn't believe it. My father actually went up to the mother and told her that her sons' behavior was dangerous and someone was going to get hurt. Talk about clueless.
We've never had any of the characters act in a rough manner before, but at EPCOT this past summer Goofy was just really disconnected...almost as if the kids were a trial to him...I watched him with several groups and it was obvious he (not his handler) was trying to push kids through...not very fun. Of course, with those big heads on you read zero facial expressions, but body language speaks an awful lot.
I didn't have any rough experiences, but just a questionable one. From Buzz Lighyear. He had his arm around my back while taking a picture with my DD standing infront of me. He kept moving his arm up and down my back, and then my side.... it got a little personal for me and I pulled away immediately after the picture was taken. I didn't say anything, but probably should have.
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This was not bad just funny. I was at Crystal Palace with friends one had her back to the characters, Eeyore snuck up (as much as someone in a huge suit can) behind her and just stood there. When I started to laugh she turned around and almost fell out of her chair in fright. We all got a good laugh out of it.
I have never had one be rough, but at O'hana I was a little bit put off by Mickey. My 7 year old had given him her autograph book to sign, which he graciously did. He then went to hand her back the book and the pen. She took the book, but in her excitement, completely forgot about the pen. After a second or two, he sort of threw it down on the table. At first I thought it was those hands of his, unable to just put the pen down easily. But the pen flew kind of far if that was all it was. He took pictures, but it seemed like he didn't want to and he didn't wave goodbye or anything to the kids....he just sort of walked away.
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Brooke was poked in the eye by Mickey at GG last year It was totally unintentional - he turned around quick, she was standing there and his glove/finger got her right in the eye She was OK at first but then started crying. The manager came over with a cold cloth for her and the other characters all came over and made a big deal trying to make her feel better. We even got photos with her holding the cloth on her eye and the characters hugging her.
Other than Baloo totally messing up my hair (which was pulled back in a neat ponytail before he rubbed my head for 5 minutes and completely frizzed it all out. ) at Storyteller's Cafe at Disneyland, we haven't had any questionable/bad/weird character encounters. :
If I was in those thing I would be hot, but come on they should be aware of their stuff they have on and be extra carefull, They should have monitors in the head piece so they can see better and a mic so they can speak.
I would be blush if one of those princes got a little to close to me, I would be like waa this is not what I came for, beside I don't think Ariel's father would be to crazy for other human since he had to get use to the one that married her. I had Chip or Dale played along with my cousin as she was teasing me about something it was funny.
We've never had a rough experience, but we've had a few characters that seemed kind of rude (I feel funny saying that about a head characeter, lol). And we had a really rude character handler at CP. We were at the buffet when Pooh came to our table and we waited and waited at the end of the meal for him to come back around but he never got to us. As we were walking out we aksed very nicely if we could get a pic with him (he was between sections). The handler begrudingly obliged but then about bit my head off when I held DD (age 1 at the time) in for the picture. She said something about the characters can't hold your child and then she stayed so close to my side that she was in the picture! I wasn't handing DD off to Pooh, just holding her in for the shot.
I was really embarassed by the whole thing and wished I hadn't even asked.