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Ever had a awkward encounter at Disney?

SirWillow

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It was 1999 when my brother was a CP -- but that would have been too funny if it was you!
That would have been well before Photopass then. Kodak still ran the photographers at that point. Photopass was brainstormed until 2004 and didn't really appear in the parks (Epcot, then Studios) until mid 2005.

but yes, that would have been hilarious if it had been me. I used to also tease kids about playing with Pooh when they were eating at Crystal Palace.
 

PeoplemoverTTA

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That would have been well before Photopass then. Kodak still ran the photographers at that point. Photopass was brainstormed until 2004 and didn't really appear in the parks (Epcot, then Studios) until mid 2005.

but yes, that would have been hilarious if it had been me. I used to also tease kids about playing with Pooh when they were eating at Crystal Palace.
Oh good point - I didn't think of that. We must have just asked a cast member to take our picture! It was definitely when my brother was a CP, and that was spring 99.
 

KBLovesDisney

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I have another one that I just remembered. This happened years ago, and a few years before I even met my husband.

I was on a Disney trip with my mom, sister, and my sister's daughter. We were eating at Rainforest Cafe. Well, our waiter was desperately flirting, or just trying to get my attention. Why desperate you say? Because at one point during the time when you start to order, this guy decides to walk (or rather side shuffle) in between the very small gap between our table and the next (awkwardly I might add) to "get" to me to ask what I wanted to order when he could have just as easily asked me from the other side of the table where waiters usually go. It got really weird for me really fast.
 

imsosarah

Member
I moved to Orlando and have run into people I knew/know from my home state at least 6 times. Not planned, just walking around and see them at a park.Usually it's a surprise and kind of fun. One family was some people I thought we were close enough with that they would have at least called to meet up or at least tell us they were going to be in town. I get some people want to be on vacation and in the bubble, but if you are close with someone, at least say we are going to be in town but are really busy. My wife was excited to see them but I felt real awkward because they obviously didn't want to see or hang out with us. We had certainly talked to them in the time they planned on coming. My wife thought I was being rude, I was not really interested in talking to them more than " hi, have fun". My wife tried making dinner plans and I just said it wouldn't work. IDK, maybe I am in the wrong, it just seemed off. I stopped most contact with them and they haven't tried themselves so no real loss.
I think you are over reacting - Disney is crazy busy for a vacation and we never see our friends (close) in orlando when we are there because we are just focused on the parks and our kids. They CHOOSE not to be offended by it because doing so is really selfish and means you believe seeing you is more important that family time. I wouldn't try to explain myself to someone that CHOSE to be immature and needy either.
 

imsosarah

Member
I had a very well known adult film actor (who I recognized because of VH1's Surreal House and cameos in movies) accidentally bump into me and spill his drink on me at the food and wine festival a few years ago.

He was incredibly apologetic and nice. And surrounded by a whole crew of young ladies in matching outfits.

As soon as i recognized who he was i turned bright red and my kids were like "who was that, who was that?"

hahaha
 

graphite1326

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I had a very well known adult film actor (who I recognized because of VH1's Surreal House and cameos in movies) accidentally bump into me and spill his drink on me at the food and wine festival a few years ago.

He was incredibly apologetic and nice. And surrounded by a whole crew of young ladies in matching outfits.

As soon as i recognized who he was i turned bright red and my kids were like "who was that, who was that?"

hahaha
Yes and I am still sorry about that.
 

Mainahman

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'Twas a mild May day at Epcot. Had just gotten a Frozen Coke and Rum at the Publick House and we began walking toward Japan.
I was wearing a Tommy Bahama black camp shirt and a Brixton flatcap. Then a bird pooped on me.

When I say pooped, it wasn't a dropping. It looked like I had been sprayed with machine gun fire. I tried damping the shirt and cap. Had to throw away the drink. To no avail, couldn't get it all off.

I said what the heck and we continued about our day.

I started to notice people would glance at me as I passed. Got paranoid. So I went into the store in France, figuring I'd make the best of the situation and bought the most touristy t-shirt I could find (the one with the Eiffel Tower) and a ridiculous looking chef's hat.

For the remainder of the day I counted 33 times my DW rolled her eyes at me.
Were like spirit people! i would of bought the same items!
 

bjlc57

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i have a couple of small stories. when you mention the photo pass people.. two trips ago.. i hurt my knee on the new dwarf's ride.. and I hoppled on it for most of a day at MK. because all the scooters were sold out.. well later inthe day my wife ventures back to the front of the park to ask if any one turned a scooter in as we were on a waiting list.. and she calls me on my cell phone saying can you get here asap an they will give you this one if no one else shows up.. so now I am hobbling down main street at break neck speed.. about the speed of smell.. or mostt 4 year olds.. after they are dead tired .. and right before I get to the town square I trip on the train tracks in the street.. and I basically just about pancaked some young college female cast member who weighs about 1/3 of what i weigh.. I am still embarrassed.. it would have been a flattinging incounter had we both gone down.. .
Secondly , we always use the Unofficial Guide to WDW by Bob Selihger .. and we were in Honey I shrunk the kids and my wife was reviewing where we were headed next and another couple had the book and suddenly wanted to be our best friends.. I just felt awkward when suddenly some one wants to join your time ,when you have your own time planned..
 

Patcheslee

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Not awkward for me but for my DD8 in 2017 maybe. She had on an Ariel dress at HS and some little boy comes running up to her while we were relaxing on a bench and tried to hug and KISS her 🤣😂. He couldn't have been maybe 4 years old but I still can't make up my mind if I want to laugh or feel sorry for the shocked look on her face.
 

Plowboy

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I've got a quick one that was kinda weird, but very funny at the same time. Around late 90's/early 00's we ran into neighbors from our little town of about 1800. I was standing at the railing in Epcot waiting for Illuminations while Mrs P and our son were looking in a shop and I heard a voice from behind me saying "See, I told you I saw a guy wearing a Cherry Festival t-shirt". I turned around and it was a family that lived not a 1/4 mile from us in our northern California town. What made it all the more inexplicable was the husband and I both worked for the same municipal government, albeit in different departments. We would also occasionally see each other walking around our small town. Who knew you had to go 2500 hundred miles to see your neighbors!
 

BoarderPhreak

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My other awkward story happened on the same trip. We met Chip and Dale in Epcot. I hugged one of them, and then I went to hug the other... and my ex snapped a picture right as Dale appeared to be looking at my butt. I'm sure it was just the angle of the head of the costume, but that angle was dead on.
They were setting you up for the ol' "chipmunk tag team." 🤣
 

HoustonHorn

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Thursday night about 8:30 - after being up at 3 to go and spend 12+ hours in SW:GE on opening day - I was walking down the hallway of my resort. There was a boy maybe 3 years old skipping down the hall 10 feet in front of his mom and sister. As I was getting close to him, I swear I heard him yell "DADDY!" and point at me. I was in such a daze that I just kept walking. Then I look up and his mom is doing her best not to laugh. I just looked over and asked, "did he call me daddy?" And she just busts out laughing and says that I'm built like her husband, so she thinks he got confused. I laughed, she laughed, and when I got home, my wife laughed.

Looking back, it was kind of an awesome end to a truly magical day. And while there was an absolute 0% chance that I was actually that kiddo's father, it was still disconcerting for a random child to point at me and call me Daddy! :hilarious:
 

ddbowdoin

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Only once... very early in my relationship with my then gf (now wife)... about 12 years back. One of those classic epic long days at MK back when they had 2am magic hour sessions. Long, long line headed out of the park when a father with his son on his shoulder and wife in tow just blew right past us and continued cutting through everyone waiting in life for a monorail. Then about 10 ft past us an old timer, about 70, stuck his arm out and let the man know that we are all waiting in old line. The father took his son off his shoulders and try to fight a 70 year old man. It was a sad display, really really sad. End of the night, it’s late, everyone is tired and heres a 30ish year old guy acting like a moron dropping a number of profanities.
 

CAV

Active Member
My wife and I were having dinner at Ohana. Our table was right next to the "racetrack" where the kids race with coconuts and brooms.

One coconut ended up under our table. The young girl pushing it (with her broom) kept purposefully sweeping it under our table while her mother kept sweeping it back out. The girl started to cry and said she swept under our table because the coconut had "an eye" and kept staring at her.

It was a battle of the brooms right at our tableside as mom and daughter tried to gain control of the coconut, each with their own broom. The brooms and coconut bumping into our legs and feet.

The mother had enough, got on her hands and knees and crawled under the table to get the coconut once and for all! Her head literally ended up in my crotch causing me to jump! She got her coconut and off they went.

The next day, we were on the bus. The bus was on about 1/4 full, so everyone could hear everyone else. One lady asked if anyone can give an opinion on Ohana because they were eating there for the first time that night.

I spoke up, gave it a good review but cautioned her not to sit near the racetrack. I told her about "the crazy lady " that ended up in my crotch. Then the lady on the other side curiously asked out loud," Oh, was that you?"

I couldn't get off that bus fast enough!
 

danyoung56

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A few years ago, I was standing in line for Expedition: Everest, chatting with the young man in front of me. I slowly realized that he was either mentally or emotionally challenged, but that didn't matter and we continued talking about our favorite rides, etc. All of a sudden he turns to me, pokes me in the stomach like the Pillsbury Dough Boy and says loudly "You've got a big belly!" Well, I turned him back around and said "You need to watch the front of the line now". Took me about 1/2 an hour to recover a good mood!
 

hauntology

Active Member
I just remembered when I first rode Seven Dwarfs Mine Train I was in the line alone for an hour and a half. This guy with awful tattoos (literally the JEEP logo but the e’s were Skulls) was next to me in like. The queue of that line is kind of wide so I was always at their side instead of really behind or in front of them. He accused me of skipping and pushed me against the rocks in front of his two silent daughters. I ended up letting some families skip me so I could be away from him and he kept giving me awful eye contact. It felt abusive and invasive.

By the way I’m a 4’11 girl.

At boarding I told the CM not to sit me with him and she seemed super stressed out that the guy did that.

Anyway that was actually my worst WDW trip back in 2017! :/
 

TARDIS

Well-Known Member
I have one,
A few years back I was headed back to my room at AOA and looking off in the distance at the storm clouds moving in. I guess in that general direction was a lady who thought I was staring at her. Next thing I know she’s in my face (maybe 2 inches nose to nose)and said very loudly hello?!! Stop staring!! arms all waving angrily as she she stormed off. I was confused and my heart was poundng so fast since she startled me. Was just very strange.
 

larryz

Can't 'Member Anything
Premium Member
I just remembered when I first rode Seven Dwarfs Mine Train I was in the line alone for an hour and a half. This guy with awful tattoos (literally the JEEP logo but the e’s were Skulls) was next to me in like. The queue of that line is kind of wide so I was always at their side instead of really behind or in front of them. He accused me of skipping and pushed me against the rocks in front of his two silent daughters. I ended up letting some families skip me so I could be away from him and he kept giving me awful eye contact. It felt abusive and invasive.

By the way I’m a 4’11 girl.

At boarding I told the CM not to sit me with him and she seemed super stressed out that the guy did that.

Anyway that was actually my worst WDW trip back in 2017! :/
I have one,
A few years back I was headed back to my room at AOA and looking off in the distance at the storm clouds moving in. I guess in that general direction was a lady who thought I was staring at her. Next thing I know she’s in my face (maybe 2 inches nose to nose)and said very loudly hello?!! Stop staring!! arms all waving angrily as she she stormed off. I was confused and my heart was poundng so fast since she startled me. Was just very strange.
Those weren't "awkward encounters"... those were assaults.
 

hauntology

Active Member
Those weren't "awkward encounters"... those were assaults.

True and thank you for calling it that way--I kind of minimized the effect it had on me because it freaked me out so much and nothing like that had ever happened to me especially not at the parks.

Is there a way at City Hall to point out disturbances with guests like that?
 
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