MNSSHP coustume question.

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MNSSHP coustume question.

So for the party or plan was to go as the frozen characters but on vaction, I was going to be summer Olaf, my finance vaction elsa, sister inlaw Wdw fan anna, and brother inlaw vaction kristoff. We thought it would be really funny but then we read trip reports and people said they kept getting stopped for pictures and kids talking to them... :/ so due to the popularity of frozen we thought "no one has time for that" we need a change.

So we have decided to go as the characters from parks and recreation, from the classic snake hole lounge episode My fiance is Leslie, brother in law is Ron Swanson sister inlaw, April ludgate as Janet snake hole, and I will be andy Dwyer aka Bert Macklin FBI.

My question is can I go in dressed as an FBI agent? Or is that impersonating a police officer?

I understand if you haven't seen the show this post makes zero sense

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Hahaha I love that idea! Parks and Rec is one of my favorite shows. I hope your brother in law is Ron Swanson when he has the little party hat on and is dancing. I don't think there'd be a problem with a Bert Macklin costume, it is a costume party after all...

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From reading a lot of trip reports any family in good costumes get stopped,eg minions(even though they are universal), well put together but generic Halloween outfits, and characters from non-Disney TV shows.

I know I've seen Bert Macklin but can't think where or remember much more than the name...... It may have been a sporcle quiz, who knows!

Can't wait to see how you look........... cool

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Cute group costume idea! DH and I are huge Parks and Rec fans. DH especially likes the Bert Macklin character, while I just especially like Chris Pratt wink
Since "Bert's"clothes are all normal clothes you won't actually be dressed as a policeman, so that won't be an issue. However I don't know if the FBI on his blue coat would be an issue. If I were making a Bert costume for WDW I would make the FBI on the blue coat easily removable. I would attach it with Velcro so I could take the FBI off quickly and easily if needed, but I don't think it will be a problem.
Although a toy gun could be a problem. I don't believe that you can take a Toy gun into WDW. I think they are included in the no weapons rule of MNSSHP. I can't remember if Bert carries a toy gun.

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I don't know if the FBI costume would be an issue, but I would check with guest services just in case. I wouldn't have known who you were based on the clothing, so I don't think that a blue jacket saying FBI would cause as much of an issue. I did see someone dress up as Sheriff Rick from the Walking Dead (and his costume was spot on!), so you probably won't be stopped at the gates for that day. I saw some great costumes at the park, and I don't think that anyone was really inconvenienced/crowded by people wanting photos. Usually, if I took a photo with anyone, it was while I saw them waiting in line for candy. Also, I think most people find it flattering that someone found their costume photo-worthy.

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Thanks for the feed back, my jacket (the same one he where's) was $5 on eBay I wil bin it if it's a problem. As for a gun... mackling uses his hands in the shape of a gun like a child..... I'm at least glad people know who he is I kind of regret losing so much weight

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designedbydisney wrote:
Thanks for the feed back, my jacket (the same one he where's) was $5 on eBay I wil bin it if it's a problem. As for a gun... mackling uses his hands in the shape of a gun like a child..... I'm at least glad people know who he is I kind of regret losing so much weight

That's right, How could I forget Bert's finger gun??!! laugh

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Yes the FBI emblem will be an issue. You can not enter a park with any type of Law enforcement insignias whatsoever! You will be asked to leave it at the front gate. They do not want anyone mistaking someone for a law officer if one is needed.

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mrhub is correct.

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Cheers mr hub, I looked this up and it's only an issue if they are official seals and emblems, my jacket just has the letters FBI on it's really no different the. The awful "FBI femal body inspector" shirts you see a certain type of guest wearing.. I'll phone guest relations today to double check

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I did see someone with an FBI costume on at MNSSHP. If you bring your costume in a bag, they wont check it at the gate. Not sure if that guy got away with it the entire day or not, but there was one there.

As for being stopped and taking pictures, especially dressed as Disney characters, Disney CM WILL put a stop to it if they see it. Not sure the exact reasoning, but something along the lines of taking exposure from the real characters.

When Holly and I went dressed as Carl and Ellie, we found a Russel, and they got mad we were taking pictures with eachother sarcastic

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Seanzie wrote:
Disney CM WILL put a stop to it if they see it. Not sure the exact reasoning, but something along the lines of taking exposure from the real characters.

My understanding (and Mandy might be able to elaborate on this subject) is that the issue comes up when costumes are a professional quality and the look is right, but the personality isn't on track and Disney can't control the message. It's not so much about the Disney Character exposure as it is about keeping the authenticity of the character in tact.

It would be potentially devastating for a child to go to Disney to meet a character and have then be some Joe Schmoo in a good costume that was rude to the kid or wasn't acting appropriately for the character.

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Oh...... I will acting appropriately... This case just... Remained interesting

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Well our Halloween T-Shirts arrived today from my DW sister who lives in Los Angeles ...We are not into this Trick or Treat thing here in Scotland so this will suffice, Tho I'm really looking forward to our MNSSHP night and seeing folk getting into the spirit of Halloween...Of course my DS is looking forward to his free candy... wink

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designedbydisney wrote:
You thought I was dead, well so did the president... s enemies!

LOVE it!!

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They don't want guests to pose as characters because there is no QC. What if some little kid thinks the guest is Mickey and that guest does something totally inappropriate. Gotta protect the brand.

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