Retail Hell Underground: Disney World Ridiculousness: Family Kicked Out of Park Because Father Was Wearing This T-shirt

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Dude offered to buy another shirt to wear. Did they think that he was going to purchase the shirt, change into it, then change back into the first shirt once they were out of sight?


I love how this keeps blaming Disney but happened at Universal Studios


I actually agree with the park on this one. It is not legal to impersonate a police officer for good reason. Frankly that isn't an appropriate shirt for someone to wear to an amusement park. I also feel like there is more to this story then he is letting on. It would be nice if the people from Universal Studios had been more forthcoming.

Scrapyard Ape

So how is this "Disney World Ridiculousness" when it happened at Universal Studios? I'm no defender of the Mouse, but the title of this article is misleading.


Yeah, Disney != Universal Studios. The only mention of Disney in this article says that he wore the shirt at Disney with no problem. Which means Disney isn't the one being ridiculous here.

I do get why wearing that shirt wouldn't be a good idea and why there's a policy against it. I also think there's probably more to this story. Something is up on one side or the other about why this guy couldn't buy another shirt and wear that.


Apparently it is illegal in Florida to wear anything that says you are.

"843.085 Unlawful use of police badges or other indicia of authority.--It is unlawful for any person:

(1) Unless appointed by the Governor pursuant to chapter 354, authorized by the appropriate agency, or displayed in a closed or mounted case as a collection or exhibit, to wear or display any authorized indicia of authority, including any badge, insignia, emblem, identification card, or uniform, or any colorable imitation thereof, of any federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency, or other criminal justice agency as now or hereafter defined in s. 943.045, which could deceive a reasonable person into believing that such item is authorized by any of the agencies described above for use by the person displaying or wearing it, or which displays in any manner or combination the word or words "police," "patrolman," "agent," "sheriff," "deputy," "trooper," "highway patrol," "Wildlife Officer," "Marine Patrol Officer," "state attorney," "public defender," "marshal," "constable," or "bailiff," which could deceive a reasonable person into believing that such item is authorized by any of the agencies described above for use by the person displaying or wearing it.

(5) Violation of any provision of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This section is cumulative to any law now in force in the state."


Does that mean those 'FBI: Female Body Inspector' shirts would get people arrested? Not sure if that's a bad thing or not.


While I can somewhat understand their reasoning for not allowing someone with a police shirt, what would they do if someone shows up in a shirt from The Police (the band)?

NC Tony

He offered to buy another shirt and they still kicked them out, so on that alone, I say the park is in the wrong.


I had seen someone wearing a NY PDshirt at Universal recently. I wonder if they kicked him out.

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