|This is NOT the Santa asked to leave WDW|
In June, Disney is reported to have made a man who looks A LOT like Santa Clause to tone down his Santa rhetoric and change his clothing. Details on the events can be found here. Give it a quick read, because the devil is in the details of this situation.
Here is a link to Disney's theme park dress code policy. In part, it reads as follows.
Russ' Note: I hate how they had to work in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique into this policy.
Still, from a public relations standpoint, this is a pretty much a fail for Disney. Its one thing to shut down a teenager who looks a little too much like a Disney character, because they can fall back on the first bullet above. It is quite another to not have your actions backed up by your own internal policies. My main question is whether this was a overzealous cast member who just thought the whole thing was ridiculous, or was Tolbert watched and monitored over several days at the parks and the decision to shut him down made a higher level.
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