Jump to content

Disneyland - a hive of child abductors?


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#1 Velvetta

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

A friend's ex is refusing to approve passports for their children, as she wants to take them to Disneyland in the US and he thinks the kids are prime targets for abduction, saying that Disneyland is a favourite place for would be abductors.
Is he mad? Surely Uganda or Romania or hell, the Gold Coast would be worse?

#2 virtuallotus

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

I have absolutely no idea.

#3 adl

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

Seriously?  the happiest place on earth?    it would be plastered all over the media...  and I think , that near home is just as dangerous for abductions..

What research and facts are there to support this theory?  Are they the Rinehart or other billionaire heirs or royal family??

More a case of envy or stubborness against the ex, methinks!

Perhaps look at what parenting agreement is in place , and file an application in family court to get passports approved without his signature.

#4 Spring Chickadee

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

Never heard of it (and the media would have a field day with it if it were the case).

I would be far more concerned in parts of Asia and Europe where white tourist children are often snatched and sold into sex slavery.

#5 LynnyP

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

I don't believe white children are "often" sold into sex slavery anywhere.

You know better than to seriously analyse such a overtly ridiculous slice of paedopanic as the concept that Disneyland is awash with kidnappers.  Surely even the most paranoid would reject the sheer scale of teh conspiracy that would be required to hush this up?  The internet is bristling with Disney fora.

#6 prettypenny

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

It's an urban myth that Disneyland is a hunting ground for child abductors. As pp's have noted, it would be all over the news if it were.

#7 Chelli

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:38 PM

I haven't heard of anything in the media about that unsure.gif

#8 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE (2handsdon'tspillit @ 14/03/2012, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard that child Disney tourists are abducted and forced to work 12 hour days wearing a 7 Dwarf costume until they grow too tall.


roll2.gif

#9 IsolaBella

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

From Snopes - "In truth no child has ever been kidnapped from a Disney theme park"

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/kidnap.asp

#10 LynnyP

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

It is a well known fact that SNOPES is staffed by filthy paedos and drug takers whose injecting parlour of choice is a ball pit at a play centre.  You can't believe anything you read on there.

#11 BadCat

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

Disneyland is rife with nefarious characters preying on children.

Here's one caught in the act.





#12 IsolaBella

Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

Yes I should have linked to another site which talks about the Disney Mafia and their little cells they take people into for torture.



#13 BetteBoop

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

Let me guess.

You were told a story about parents who went to Disneyland, lost one kid and sent the other one to look for it (as you do) and both were taken by paedophiles?

Is that story still doing the rounds?

#14 Hayleymumof3

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE
You were told a story about parents who went to Disneyland, lost one kid and sent the other one to look for it (as you do) and both were taken by paedophiles?


I have never heard that one.  Why in the hell would you send a child to go look for a child?

#15 Beltie

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE (hayleymumof3 @ 14/03/2012, 02:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have never heard that one.  Why in the hell would you send a child to go look for a child?


So I don't miss my turn on the teacup ride.  shrug.gif

#16 BetteBoop

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:34 PM

QUOTE (hayleymumof3 @ 14/03/2012, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have never heard that one.  Why in the hell would you send a child to go look for a child?


Because people in urban myths behave exactly the same way as people in horror movies.

What fun would it be if the scantily clad blonde didn't take a flickering candle into the dimly lit basement to investigate a strange noise?


#17 Butterfly*77

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

Yeah....not sure that urban myth came from. Been there several times and not really a kidnapping type venue.

That said, the 'It's a Small World" ride is very creepy and perhaps that's where all the supposedly 'kidnapped' kids end up. ph34r.gif All turned into scary dolls! ohmy.gif

#18 Ianthe

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:45 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 14/03/2012, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because people in urban myths behave exactly the same way as people in horror movies.


roll2.gif



#19 Agnodice the Feral

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (Spring Chickadee 2 @ 14/03/2012, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Never heard of it (and the media would have a field day with it if it were the case).

I would be far more concerned in parts of Asia and Europe where white tourist children are often snatched and sold into sex slavery.


Are you serious or is that a joke? I think major overuse of the word 'often' there! That's like saying that Austrian men 'often' lock up women in secret underground rooms and rape them for years until they escape...

The biggest reason to object to Disneyland as a holiday destination is that it's not Disneyworld! If she's going that far, why not just go the whole way?

#20 tothebeach

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

It's no stranger a thought than the person in our local paper today who was lobbying for more baby change stations - because she is afraid that perverts will be looking at her baby while she changes a pooey nappy.

#21 Velvetta

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 14/03/2012, 01:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Let me guess.

You were told a story
about parents who went to Disneyland, lost one kid and sent the other one to look for it (as you do) and both were taken by paedophiles?

Is that story still doing the rounds?


I wasn't told anything. My friend was upset about her ex and his  pigheadedness about her going there. He's clearly bought the urban myths. I thouhgt I'd get some opinions to try to help her convince him.


#22 ResultsNotTypical

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:42 PM

This has been arpund for a minimum of twenty years.

My Nanna took my brother and I to Disneyland and was told by a reliable source (read : random at the hairdresser) that HEAPS of kids get kidnapped ALL THE TIME at Disneyland. She decided that she would come on all the rides with us, no matter how fast or scary, and that seeing as we were going so far, she wouldn't back out of any of them.


Result?

My then 75 year old Nanna rode Space Mountain with us. She had to be assisted out of the carriage at the end. We then had a long sit down and two hot sugary teas for Nanna. Mum was not well pleased when we told her about our big adventure.

#23 Therese

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE (NannaNapper @ 14/03/2012, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This has been arpund for a minimum of twenty years.

My Nanna took my brother and I to Disneyland and was told by a reliable source (read : random at the hairdresser) that HEAPS of kids get kidnapped ALL THE TIME at Disneyland. She decided that she would come on all the rides with us, no matter how fast or scary, and that seeing as we were going so far, she wouldn't back out of any of them.


Result?

My then 75 year old Nanna rode Space Mountain with us. She had to be assisted out of the carriage at the end. We then had a long sit down and two hot sugary teas for Nanna. Mum was not well pleased when we told her about our big adventure.


laughing2.gif  I am sorry NannaNapper, I am sure your poor Nanna was a mess, but it made me giggle.

#24 JustBeige

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

LOL OP, thats a good one.

'Cause DisneyLand wouldnt be the worlds most highly monitored place either? - I think they would give the Vegas Casinos a run for their money when it comes to security.

Maybe send your friend the Snopes link.  



#25 ResultsNotTypical

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:05 PM

Don't apologise, it was 20 years ago and it still makes me smile.

We had a few teacup rides after that. Then onto Vegas where the pokie queen was in her element. She had no issues with unsupervised 12 and 15 year old in a Vegas casino -- no kidnappers there. Ther hairdersser would've warned her for sure if there were.  




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win $1000 with Sea-Band

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

Misery loves Facebook

Facebook users are often criticised for only showing the positive, fun parts of their lives. But what about when it swings the other way, when someone uses it for the purposes of ranting about their children all the time, never posting anything positive?

Toddler's adorable impersonation of pregnant mum

Little Ellis has noticed his mum is walking differently lately, and his impersonation of her is hilarious.

'Forgotten baby syndrome' can happen to any one of us

When my third child was two months old, I strapped her into her car seat, then promptly forgot all about her. But she survived, unharmed, because it was winter, and I was lucky.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

Ten things I've learned about motherhood

Never take a good night's sleep for granted. There is no logic like toddler logic. Standing on Lego hurts every time. These are the truths of parenthood.

Parenting past the toddler years: what's next?

Your baby has grown into a toddler, and now your toddler is fast approaching the preschooler stage. What can you expect as a parent?

Tips on what to pack in your hospital bag

Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little, and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.

New app keeps tabs on your kids at childcare

Popular new technology lets parents know what their children are up to at childcare - but not everyone is a fan.

21 things I love about newborns

There?s an irresistible magic about newborns. Of course they're not all smiles and rainbows, but they are undeniably cute and remarkable in so, so many ways.

Kid-friendly hairdressers: who says haircuts can?t be fun?

I?ve found some salons who boast setups ideal for children ? you name it, they?ve thought of it. All are designed to make haircuts fun rather than stressful.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

Postnatal depression is a complex condition, but researchers say pain relief during labour may help some women.

Why we need better support for men after miscarriage

In a recent study, 85 per cent of men admitted feeling sadness after their partner miscarried, but almost half said they didn't share their feelings at all. What can be done to help them?

Mum in business: Kristy Chong

Kristy Chong is the managing director of Australian-made Modibodi underwear and a mum to Lucas, 6, Jason, 4, and Isaac, 6 months. She shares her advice for other mums thinking about starting their own businesses.

From toddler to preschooler: a developmental roadmap

So your toddler is growing up and will soon be entering the preschooler years. Here are a few ways to frame their development that will help you understand what?s going in those beautiful, funny, clever little heads of theirs.

Mum sacrifices an eye for her unborn baby

Motherhood is full of sacrifices, but this woman has made a life-altering one - and her baby hasn't even been born.

A grandparent by any other name

A growing number of grandparents are shunning tradition and going against conventional names - but a grandparent by any other name still gives the same awesome cuddles and kisses.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

When labour just doesn't happen

After three healthy kids, I can?t help feeling I?ve been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I?ll never get the chance.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Win $1000 with Sea-Band

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.