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Tigger attacks boy at Disneyworld!

post #1 of 29
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http://cbs4boston.com/local/local_story_006224752.html

I saw the video, and I think Tigger was just being playful!
post #2 of 29
I agree just looked like a playful gesture to me.
post #3 of 29
You wonder ,people just see Dollar signs because it's Disney...poor Tigger
post #4 of 29
It looks like someone is overreacting in a big way to me. It almost looks like Tigger and the boy are falling backwards because of the curb behind their feet. Does anyone else see that?
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by churchi4cubs View Post
It looks like someone is overreacting in a big way to me. It almost looks like Tigger and the boy are falling backwards because of the curb behind their feet. Does anyone else see that?
Yeah it looks like he started to do a playful pat and they lost their balance. Which is why he grabbed the boys arm.
post #6 of 29
I voted! Looks like play to me.
As someone already said - it's the infamous sue, sue, sue.......People are so sue happy today. You know that's where this is heading. Poor Tigger.
post #7 of 29
With him wearing all that garb I think he just couldn't get turned around right, didn't look like anything more then trying to turn.
post #8 of 29
They'll probably ask for free lifetime passes to Disney--That's how distraught they are. Oh please! Anything for a buck. I'm not a big Disney fan, but I hope they don't pay these people off or everyone will be trying to make it look like a character hit them.
post #9 of 29
Could the person in the costume even see to the side with that big ol head thing on him there?
post #10 of 29
Ok, I changed my mind. Tigger is clearly a terrorist! I think Homeland Security should be called in.
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
You wonder ,people just see Dollar signs because it's Disney...poor Tigger


You would be surprised how hard it is to sue them and get anything.
a couple of years ago My Youngest Daughter her DH and Grandson went to Disneyland they have yearly passes, it had been raining a bit earlier in the day, and My daughter slipped and feel down on her Knee, scraped it up a bit so they went to first aid to get it cleaned out, and didn't really think to much about it until about a week later her knee started swelling up and getting really red well she went to the Dr and they said more then likely she had gotten an infection from perhaps the mat from the water and people walking on it.
Well Long story short, she ended up in the Hospital with a terrible staff infection that required vigorous care, she was there like 4 or 5 days, He DH got ah old of DL and told them and basically they were't intending to do much of anything, so My SIL talked to a couple of attorneys and they pretty much wouldn't touch it, told him that's a hard one to get anything from.
Finally she was rembursed for many expensive prescriptons and they gave them $2,000 and yearly passes. They didnt have to pay the hospital or the time off work for my SIN. All the stress of being in the Hospital let also the expense.
She actually came home with IVs and someone to come and ck her knee and leg because it kept spreading, they said she could have lost her leg.
But My Daughter and SIL are not really the kind of people that would cause a stink so they were ok with it.
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by churchi4cubs View Post
Ok, I changed my mind. Tigger is clearly a terrorist! I think Homeland Security should be called in.
Yeah right!
I can vouge though that Tigger is in fact a pervert. I went to Disney when I was in my early 20's with a girlfriend of mine and boy did Tigger want us to sit on his lap! He was a perve. Sicko! (also gotta keep in mind though that I"m sure it was some young kid in that costume just lookin at all the girls).
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by lisasha3 View Post
Yeah right!
I can vouge though that Tigger is in fact a pervert. I went to Disney when I was in my early 20's with a girlfriend of mine and boy did Tigger want us to sit on his lap! He was a perve. Sicko! (also gotta keep in mind though that I"m sure it was some young kid in that costume just lookin at all the girls).
Once me, my sister and brother went to get our picture taken on Santa's knee for my mom, who had requested such a christmas present. We we probably around 19. Anyway, Santa grabbed my sisters behind!!! It was crazy. But she found it so hilarious, so we just laughed about it when she told us. The picture came out funny cuz my brother was making a weird face and it'll always have the story to go with it.
post #14 of 29
wow what a vidio
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by churchi4cubs View Post
Ok, I changed my mind. Tigger is clearly a terrorist! I think Homeland Security should be called in.

Yep. I concur.

Send him to GitMo!
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
You would be surprised how hard it is to sue them and get anything.
a couple of years ago My Youngest Daughter her DH and Grandson went to Disneyland they have yearly passes, it had been raining a bit earlier in the day, and My daughter slipped and feel down on her Knee, scraped it up a bit so they went to first aid to get it cleaned out, and didn't really think to much about it until about a week later her knee started swelling up and getting really red well she went to the Dr and they said more then likely she had gotten an infection from perhaps the mat from the water and people walking on it.
Well Long story short, she ended up in the Hospital with a terrible staff infection that required vigorous care, she was there like 4 or 5 days, He DH got ah old of DL and told them and basically they were't intending to do much of anything, so My SIL talked to a couple of attorneys and they pretty much wouldn't touch it, told him that's a hard one to get anything from.
Finally she was rembursed for many expensive prescriptons and they gave them $2,000 and yearly passes. They didnt have to pay the hospital or the time off work for my SIN. All the stress of being in the Hospital let also the expense.
She actually came home with IVs and someone to come and ck her knee and leg because it kept spreading, they said she could have lost her leg.
But My Daughter and SIL are not really the kind of people that would cause a stink so they were ok with it.
Oh My Goodness, glad everything turned out okay...that is scary.
post #17 of 29
Oh give me a break. It looks like Tigger barely touched the kid. It did look like a playful gesture atleast. It did not in any way look like he "punched" the kid.

He probably deserves to get punched..whiny little...

j/k
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by churchi4cubs View Post
It looks like someone is overreacting in a big way to me. It almost looks like Tigger and the boy are falling backwards because of the curb behind their feet. Does anyone else see that?
you read my mind....it looks like they were horsing around, and both kinda went backwards (on account of the curb, like losing their balance), and if Tigger did in fact grab the boys arm hard, it was probably cause he was trying to stand up right....have you ever worn a costume like that?! They are very hard & heavy to wear....it's easy to bump into someone or fall.
post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by churchi4cubs View Post
It looks like someone is overreacting in a big way to me. It almost looks like Tigger and the boy are falling backwards because of the curb behind their feet. Does anyone else see that?


I agree. It looks like Tigger slipped and then the boy tried to stop from going with him.

I think the kid should wear the costume for a day. I doubt that its easy NOT to "punch" someone in those costumes.

IMO that family is just WAY too intense for me. Give them some valium or something...
post #20 of 29
It definitely looks like an accident to me. If you've ever been inside one of those costumes like that you know it's almost impossible to see anything. And the heads make you really top heavy. I think he was just trying to catch his balance and accidentally hit him.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
You would be surprised how hard it is to sue them and get anything.
a couple of years ago My Youngest Daughter her DH and Grandson went to Disneyland they have yearly passes, it had been raining a bit earlier in the day, and My daughter slipped and feel down on her Knee, scraped it up a bit so they went to first aid to get it cleaned out, and didn't really think to much about it until about a week later her knee started swelling up and getting really red well she went to the Dr and they said more then likely she had gotten an infection from perhaps the mat from the water and people walking on it.
Well Long story short, she ended up in the Hospital with a terrible staff infection that required vigorous care, she was there like 4 or 5 days, He DH got ah old of DL and told them and basically they were't intending to do much of anything, so My SIL talked to a couple of attorneys and they pretty much wouldn't touch it, told him that's a hard one to get anything from.
Finally she was rembursed for many expensive prescriptons and they gave them $2,000 and yearly passes. They didnt have to pay the hospital or the time off work for my SIN. All the stress of being in the Hospital let also the expense.
She actually came home with IVs and someone to come and ck her knee and leg because it kept spreading, they said she could have lost her leg.
But My Daughter and SIL are not really the kind of people that would cause a stink so they were ok with it.

I don't think I would have sued for that. It was wet outside, kids fall. Everyone takes a mistep every now and then. I don't think that it's right to make them responsible for our own mistakes.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by Tari View Post
It definitely looks like an accident to me. If you've ever been inside one of those costumes like that you know it's almost impossible to see anything. And the heads make you really top heavy. I think he was just trying to catch his balance and accidentally hit him.
Somewhere I heard the costumes were 40 lbs or so. I remember this cause at one point Disney World was thinking about adding A/C to the costumes but that was going to make them 70 lbs
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Tari View Post
It definitely looks like an accident to me. If you've ever been inside one of those costumes like that you know it's almost impossible to see anything. And the heads make you really top heavy. I think he was just trying to catch his balance and accidentally hit him.
I agree- those costumes are heavy and its not always easy to see! My main point would be that it would be nigh on impossible to hit someone hard in one of those costumes due to the padding and that kid didn't even have the slightest bruise anyway.

Free the Tigger One!
post #24 of 29
I was thinking though...maybe the kid deserved to be knocked upside the head.
post #25 of 29
I can't believe our local news station. Channel 4 CBS is the one who hosted that article as the kid was from NH. Channel 7 NBC here disgusted me in how they portrayed this story. I didn't get a chance to watch the whole thing but I saw the preview in which they show the video. The only thing is that they show the video slowed down to make it look more dramatic, and when you slow it down it actually looks like he punched him hard. I sure hope they didn't show it that way in the actual story.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by ClaireBear View Post
I don't think I would have sued for that. It was wet outside, kids fall. Everyone takes a mistep every now and then. I don't think that it's right to make them responsible for our own mistakes.

post #27 of 29
It was on the news here this morning and i just laughed. Silly boy!.
post #28 of 29
It's all about the benjamins.. You can so totally tell they were goofin around, and then it looks like he about feel when he was trying to get in the picture with this brat..

The kid looked like he was being drug into this whole mess by that interview.. He's gonna get some major teasing over it.. Tigger kickin his butt... Whatever people are stupid.
post #29 of 29
Here's a short article about what happened:

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Father: Costumed 'Tigger' Hit My Son

By Associated Press

Sun Jan 7, 8:01 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Walt Disney World employee dressed as the character "Tigger" was accused of hitting a child while posing for a photo, a spokeswoman for the theme park said Saturday.

Park officials temporarily suspended Michael J. Fedelem while they investigate the accusations, Disney spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez said.

"Naturally, physical altercations between cast members and guests are not tolerated," Suarez said.

Jerry Monaco of New Hampshire videotaped his son, Jerry Jr., posing with the costumed character at Disney-MGM Studios on Friday and recorded the confrontation, according to a statement from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The father said Fedelem intentionally hit his son "on or about the head," said sheriff's spokesman Carlos M. Padilla. "The tape only shows a fraction of what happened. Now it's up to us to find out what led up to that."

A message left by The Associated Press for Monaco was not immediately returned. A telephone listing for Fedelem could not be located.

In 2004 a Walt Disney World employee dressed as Tigger was accused of touching the breast of a 13-year-old girl while she posed with him for a photo. A jury found the man not guilty.
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