Have you ever accidentally ended up backstage?

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Have you ever accidentally ended up backstage?

So have you ever ended up backstage on accident? I'm not just talking about walking around the parks (which sometimes people do end up backstage on accident) but also driving. Have you ever accidentally drove straight past the Contemporary or straight past the Grand Floridian? Took a wrong turn or missed a turn and you ended up in a cast only area? It's actually easier then you think.

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We have a few times, nothing spectacular thought. Everyone was very nice and asked us if they could help us. Once we found out we were somewhere we shouldn't be, they showed us the way out.

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I get "lost" every trip, but I don't push the envelope like I used to. Going behind MK via the GF or CR happens almost every trip.

Prior to 9-11, security was a lot more relaxed than it is now and you could get "lost" a lot easier. I suspect there's a lot more going on security-wise than we really want to know.

On our last trip, we rented a Boston Whaler boat at the WL. All I had to do was drift out of the approved area by 20 yards, actually by accident - really, and they were on me very quickly. There was no real issue, it was very friendly, but there was no way they were going to let me take the boat where they didn't want the boat.

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I've always wondered about the boat rentals because I've seen them come over to Studios from the lake that the Epcot resorts surround.

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I've ended up back stage on foot at the resorts - I rarely drive though.

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I haven't ended up backstage by accident myself, but I was backstage on a tour and saw something funny...

We were taking the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot and were backstage standing outside of a lab. Then the door from the onstage area opens and in walks a couple toting a camera, totally ignores us and walks right past us. It went something like this:

Tour guide says "Excuse me... excuse me... are you lost?"

Guy: Nope

TG: I think you might be.

Guy: No No

TG: Are you part of this tour?

Guy: No tour. What tour? (this guy is lost in space)

TG: Ummm, this is a backstage area and unless you're part of this tour, you can't be back here.

Guy: It's okay. (he then starts to continue walking further backstage)

TG: Excuse me.. excuse me... sir, it's not okay. Please go back through that door.

Guy: But I just want to take some pictures. (CLEARLY not getting it)

TG: Sir, NO pictures are allowed here and you are not part of this tour. Please go back through that door.

Guy: Ummm, okay. Bye. (he then went back onstage)

Tour guide was shaking her head and then laughed as she told us that this happens quite often. LOL.

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KenJ wrote:
I haven't ended up backstage by accident myself, but I was backstage on a tour and saw something funny...

We were taking the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot and were backstage standing outside of a lab. Then the door from the onstage area opens and in walks a couple toting a camera, totally ignores us and walks right past us. It went something like this:

Tour guide says "Excuse me... excuse me... are you lost?"

Guy: Nope

TG: I think you might be.

Guy: No No

TG: Are you part of this tour?

Guy: No tour. What tour? (this guy is lost in space)

TG: Ummm, this is a backstage area and unless you're part of this tour, you can't be back here.

Guy: It's okay. (he then starts to continue walking further backstage)

TG: Excuse me.. excuse me... sir, it's not okay. Please go back through that door.

Guy: But I just want to take some pictures. (CLEARLY not getting it)

TG: Sir, NO pictures are allowed here and you are not part of this tour. Please go back through that door.

Guy: Ummm, okay. Bye. (he then went back onstage)

Tour guide was shaking her head and then laughed as she told us that this happens quite often. LOL.

Oh boy! One time this little kid went under the chain by the restrooms in the Animation courtyard looking for the restroom and then I pointed him back onstage.