Originally Posted by UnicornViolet
I don't understand why you have to have a background check to dress like Tinker Bell, but think it's hilarious that you have already had a run-in with their dressing policy. KNEW IT. Anyways, doesn't Disney sell Disney character costumes? I remember seeing my niece dress as Snow White... I don't understand how they can sell costumes, and then not let people wear them?
I didn't have a run-in, my sister did. I only dress up at conventions where I can't get made fun of for being out of place. My sister will go anywhere dressed up.
The costumes they sell are for CHILDREN. Children can dress up because obviously they can't legally have a bunch of little kids as hired help running around as Disney characters. When you have an adult dressed as a Disney character, children and parents will assume they are official and ask to take a picture with them.
Now, this does happen at conventions as well (I personally love taking pictures with kids =) ), but parents know that they may be taking a risk by asking a random person in costume to take a picture with their kid. At Disney Land or World or whatever, Disney does extensive background checks on their employees because they know they may be working with children. Employees are I'm sure trained on how to handle the kids, how to behave, etc, and parents trust the park to be responsible for this. If just anyone could walk into the park dressed in a full body suit as Goofy, think of how many cases of child mollestation could occur and Disney would be held responsible.