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Re: TPR at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:11 pm

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thrillseeker4552 wrote:Question: why does Disney have such a lenient loose article policy? How do they get away with it while most other parks require fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo and/or securing articles in pockets?

I don't know, but what is interesting is how Disney is really one of the main trend setters of the industry and how they have this and other parks don't. And some people like to say "well, Disney rides aren't as extreme" but I can carry anything I want to on Rock N Roller Coaster which launches to 55MPH in the dark and goes upside down several times.

I really wish other parks would follow suit, especially a certain competing park that not only won't let you carry on any loose items, but makes you put EVERYTHING including your phone in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo, go through a metal detector, and even get wanded like you're going through TSA. Want to know how much fun it is to stand in an hour long line when you're not even allowed to have your phone? Not fun at all. I refuse to ride another coaster where I have to walk through a metal detector in order to ride. No coaster is worth that volume of stupidity.


Yeah, I would love to see other parks follow suit. Like I said, I don't visit Disney much, but when I did back in April, it felt VERY weird (but good!) to take my backpack with me on California Screamin'. Very few coasters can top that ride's capacity, and being able to take all loose articles is probably the biggest reason Disney dominates in that category.


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Re: TPR at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

Postby Erik Johnson » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:02 am

I am happy to see the complete lack of raisin boxes again this year! So much yummy candy.
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Re: TPR at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

Postby 805Andrew » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:30 am

When I couldn't figure out what Kristen's country was, I looked up the Epcot World Showcase. Not only are you guys representing all the countries and Spaceship Earth, but you all are in order as the countries are at Epcot World Showcase. Well done guys, especially Kristen for the idea.
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Postby viking86 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:41 am

Awesome report! Every time I see a report or picture from this event I want to visit it more and more. One day it will happen!

Love the world showcase costumes, that was brilliant! :lol:

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Re: TPR at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

Postby cfc » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:45 am

I've always had a great time at this event. Candy, the parade, short wait times for Space Mountain--what's not to love about it?
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Re: TPR at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

Postby DirkFunk » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:10 am

robbalvey wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:Question: why does Disney have such a lenient loose article policy? How do they get away with it while most other parks require fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo and/or securing articles in pockets?

I don't know, but what is interesting is how Disney is really one of the main trend setters of the industry and how they have this and other parks don't. And some people like to say "well, Disney rides aren't as extreme" but I can carry anything I want to on Rock N Roller Coaster which launches to 55MPH in the dark and goes upside down several times.

I really wish other parks would follow suit, especially a certain competing park that not only won't let you carry on any loose items, but makes you put EVERYTHING including your phone in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo, go through a metal detector, and even get wanded like you're going through TSA. Want to know how much fun it is to stand in an hour long line when you're not even allowed to have your phone? Not fun at all. I refuse to ride another coaster where I have to walk through a metal detector in order to ride. No coaster is worth that volume of stupidity.


To me, the clear reason as to "why" is that Disney spends more on insurance than everyone else with the idea that it brings them happier customers. Seems to be working.

As for that "other park": The metal detectors are straight up why I didn't book a trip this year. That you have to pass through them twice to get on a coaster at minimum (once before entering Citywalk, again at each ride) is frankly outrageous to me. I've heard people give me a justification and it is still BS. If you're worried about weapons being brought on board, that does NOT validate the decision to ban all loose articles from the ride. I would have happily dropped 1500-2000 dollars this year on a long weekend there. They got no money and I ended up going to Europe instead where I encountered metal detectors a whole two times and only once at a park.

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Re: TPR at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

Postby Carousel Imagination » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:40 am

robbalvey wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:Question: why does Disney have such a lenient loose article policy? How do they get away with it while most other parks require fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo and/or securing articles in pockets?

I really wish other parks would follow suit, especially a certain competing park that not only won't let you carry on any loose items, but makes you put EVERYTHING including your phone in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo, go through a metal detector ...


It can be a war zone underneath their coasters - at least one in particular. I got firsthand experience working HRRR years ago. They're less contained from public walks than Disney, but I totally agree that it's way too extreme today. Items secured in Velcro / button / zipper pockets are rarely an issue.

You're not living until cell phones whiz by your head and find new life as mosaic art pieces. Lots of close calls in the walkway enter/exit and queue.

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Re: TPR at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

Postby robbalvey » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:01 am

DirkFunk wrote:As for that "other park": The metal detectors are straight up why I didn't book a trip this year. That you have to pass through them twice to get on a coaster at minimum (once before entering Citywalk, again at each ride) is frankly outrageous to me. I've heard people give me a justification and it is still BS. If you're worried about weapons being brought on board, that does NOT validate the decision to ban all loose articles from the ride. I would have happily dropped 1500-2000 dollars this year on a long weekend there. They got no money and I ended up going to Europe instead where I encountered metal detectors a whole two times and only once at a park.

As much as I don't want to de-rail this thread from the amazing time we had at MNSSHP I cannot not quote this because it is EXACTLY how I feel. I absolutely *REFUSE* to go on any roller coaster where I have to walk through a metal detector to get on it, and they tell me "Sorry you can't even have your phone in our 1 hour line." Forget that. I'd much rather go ride Space Mountain over and over again where this guy carried 4 bags of candy, a helmet, a sword, and a shield along with everything else in his pocket onto the ride without any issue at all. *THAT* is the kind of trust and amazing operations I look for at a park, not the equivalent of having to go through airport security to have fun on a roller coaster.
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Carousel Imagination wrote:It can be a war zone underneath their coasters - at least one in particular. I got firsthand experience working HRRR years ago. They're less contained from public walks than Disney, but I totally agree that it's way too extreme today. Items secured in Velcro / button / zipper pockets are rarely an issue. You're not living until cell phones whiz by your head and find new life as mosaic art pieces. Lots of close calls in the walkway enter/exit and queue.

Like Dirk said above, I don't care what justification you try to give me, I don't buy it. The fact that so many parks, hundreds of them all over the world, that have thousands of roller coasters that fly over midways, and they all operate without needing such an extreme measure to get onto ride tells me the problem is WITH THAT PARK, not parks or people in general.
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Re: TPR at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2016

Postby ObeyTheShihTzu! » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:34 pm

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! And thanks so much for taking us along on your adventures at Mickey's Halloween Party.
Your costumes were awesome, and Kristen deserves a huge gold star for having the imagination to come up with your theme. I remember the old Epcot Journey into Imagination (1983-1998) - I still have the little dragon figure of Figment - I-Magination - and treasure it. =) I loved that pavilion. Cheers to Kristen for being Ms Imagination, 2016! :br

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