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Urban Explorer Nets Ban From Walt Disney World for Backstage Adventures

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At least one of those Urban Explorers who have been building internet fame for exploring backstage areas of Walt Disney World will have to find some other place to haunt, he’s been banned from Walt Disney World.

Fox News out of Fort Myers revisits the story they broke in November. On his last visit to the park Adam was met by security and trespassed from Disney property. In Florida, Disney has the option to ban for life and it sounds like they did just that.

“We take matters like this seriously and filed a trespass warning against him since he deliberately entered unauthorized areas on several occasions,” said Disney in a statement.

Adam claims he was never contacted by Disney telling him what he was doing wrong, but I think it’s obvious from his videos that he knew he was venturing beyond the bounds of what is acceptable behavior. Disney may have been a bit harsh in a lifetime ban, but it looks like they’ve decided to make an example of him to head off any future urban explorers.

I state again, that Disney has wonderful backstage tours that will take you many of the places Adam himself explored. Try those. You won’t be disappointed and you won’t be banned.

5 thoughts on “Urban Explorer Nets Ban From Walt Disney World for Backstage Adventures”

  1. aww, I was really hoping it wasn’t Adam Woo! he has the BEST youtube videos of little-known, abandoned, or just plain odd sites at Disney. his video of him going upstairs to the long-closed second floor of the Imagination Pavilion is one of my favorites :( sad we won’t get anymore.

  2. Agreed — it’s one thing to peek thru holes in a fence, it’s another to blatantly enter areas that are marked “EMPLOYEES ONLY”. Shame on them – they got what they deserved.

    Good news is there’s now fewer people in my way at the parks! :D

  3. Adam is awesome. I’ve been subscribed to him on Youtube for quite some time. When he said that he “wasn’t contacted” I think he meant that they would give him a slap ont he wrist before banning him. I think the article was taking what he said in the video and misinterpreting it. In his video where he says he was banned, he did seem a little emotional. Judging from what he showed on that video, he was more sad by the fact that he won’t be allowed to go back to the place he loves and has been visiting since he was a kid. I think he knew that he was risking it and I actually think that getting banned for life is a proper punishment. I think Disney did this partially to make a statement to those who already do this or thinking about doing this.

    Adam is a nice dude, I disagreed with what he did, but I can respect the fact that he did have an emotional attachment to the place.

  4. they shouldnt be able to ban someone unless they catch them in the act of doing it. banning him for something he did 3 years ago is a bit drastic in my opinion!

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