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Disney World Tells A Park Guest To Appear ‘Less Santa-ish’

WKMG-TV

Thomas Tolbert, of Atlanta, was recently on vacation with his family in Orlando at Disney World  when he was approached by Disney officials and told to not act so “Santa-ish.” Tolbert, who does resemble the old jolly fella, said he was not trying to impersonate Saint Nick, but only there to have a good time with his family.In an interview with WKMG-TV, Tolbert told the news outlet that he was approached by Disney officials and told to stop trying to be like Santa. However, Tolbert says he was wearing normal civilian cloths, but did stop on a few occasions to take pictures with kids when they approached him.

Tolbert, who is a trained impersonator of Santa, says that Disney told him, “You need to say I am sorry. I’m not who you think I am. I am on vacation and you need to leave me alone.” Since then Disney has now released its own statement on the matter, “The guest was asked to change his attire because it was disruptive to our operations and confusing to our other guests, particularly children who asked to take photos with him… He was not asked to leave, instead, we tried to work with him so that he could continue his visit.”

Disney World does have a policy that prohibits adults from dressing as it’s licensed characters, however Santa Claus is NOT licensed by Walt Disney.

To see a slide show of what Tolbert looks like click here

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