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#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.


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#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

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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.


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#19 Fright bat

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 snaugh

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 snaugh

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.  




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