Disney Says No To Santa

People usually get excited when Santa comes to visit, but not Disney "Bah Humbug" World!

When Thomas Tolbert, who looks just like Santa, came to visit the theme park, Disney officials asked him to look less Santa-ish:

"He said you can't be portraying Santa," said Tolbert, adding that Disney asked him to change into less "Santa-ish" clothing.

Tolbert said changing clothes did not help.

"I never had a red suit on. I never had a hat. I didn't have fur boots on, but that doesn't make Santa. The face and the persona is what makes Santa," Tolbert said. "They're looking at my face and they're looking at my features."

Tolbert said Disney told him to continue to turn children away -- no matter how curious they were.

"Disney had informed me that I must inform anybody who came up to me that 'I am not who you think I am, I am on vacation and please leave me alone,'" Tolbert said.

Mickey's getting a lump of coal for Christmas this year! Link


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Well, it would suck for Disney if that guy was actually an a-hole that hated strangers coming up to him all the time. In an atmosphere like Disney if you seem like you're dressed up you must work for Disney and if you get glared at by who you perceive as an employee that makes Disney look bad. Also, It's not like Santa in tourist garb isn't just as overdone as Santa in his traditional suit, at least in FL. :)
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Right. So soulless that they host one of the biggest annual pro-gay/gay family weeks in the world. But hey - a dude with a beard and mustache - I totally see your point.
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