Disney Park fans are really coming forward to hate on this dancing Cast Member.
It appears that some Disney Parks fans seriously hold very high and exacting standards with regard to the level of conduct and service that’s expected in The Walt Disney Company’s theme parks.
As usual, social media is prone to bringing out both praise and hate in copious amounts.
It was earlier this week that this Cast Member was recorded by a Guest at The Walt Disney Company and the Oriental Land Company’s signature Tokyo Disney Resort theme park, Tokyo DisneySea. Tokyo Disney Resort is based in Urayasu, Chiba in Japan, and also houses Tokyo Disneyland — both Parks are extremely popular with local Guests (to the point of dangerous overcrowding) and tourists alike. This Tokyo Disney Resort Cast Member was filmed dancing enthusiastically to Tokyo DisneySea’s Disney Halloween Greeting outdoor live show on the Mediterranean Harbor “Port of Call” (as Tokyo DisneySea calls their themed “Lands”).
Twitter user @OdOWXeCKbQhKLQV shared the following video of the Cast Member dancing along to the beat, that appeared (at first), wholesome and fun:
(translated) Another wonderful Cast Member today.
— まさこちゃん10/1マリノス～(トヨスタ) (@OdOWXeCKbQhKLQV) September 24, 2022
This seemingly innocent video however has garnered a mixed response from fans of the Disney Parks, with some seriously antagonistic comments from usually supportive and polite local Tokyo Disney Resort fans.
While there were many positive comments and replies praising the Cast Member’s dancing, others like @pon525goofy had this to share, taking on a more mean-spirited bent:
(translated) This Cast Member was there during ‘Shine!’
When they were in front of me, they were simply an eyesore lolol
I wanted to see Mickey and Friends but then this unwanted person entered my field of vision
If you’re gonna dance, why don’t you dance in the last row behind the Guests?
Also, Cast Members dancing is kinda…
— ぽん🌿 (@pon525goofy) September 25, 2022
While these other fans came from the perspective of “Guest Safety”, taking to lecturing other fans and the Cast Member in question:
(translated) You have to think and act in the order of SCSE. The first S is not Show but actually
What if a Guest backs up and hits you?
You have to play your role to be called a Cast Member.
If you play a Dancer without wearing a Dancer costume, teamwork will collapse.
And it will be a BAD SHOW.
そしてそれはBAD SHOWになります。 https://t.co/S5oSoiMo6d
— ⚡️ぎぃ～たか⚡️ (@hiro_stitch_) September 25, 2022
And this other fan @disney_omuzi somehow brought up the “Disney Parks Code of Conduct”:
(translated) 1. Violating the Disney Parks Code of Conduct
2. Not fulfilling the original role and duties of “Guest Control”
This is not about hospitality, but about lacking something as a worker / wage earner.
It does not mean that it is okay to violate the will and discipline of the company as long as it is ‘full of hospitality’.
— ディズモー (@disney_omuzi) September 25, 2022
@yuridistyaso had a slightly different view, viewing this as a problem with society in general for blowing things out of proportion:
(translated) I get the impression that 60-70% of the opinions are positive, but I think it’s strange that the Guests are saying they’re “disgusting”.
The attention-seekers, etc. are good at reading the opponent’s heart, aren’t they?
No matter what you do, you can be bashed, I hate society
目立ちたがり屋とか相手の心読むのお得意なんですね 何やっても叩かれる社会嫌い https://t.co/RokH7TGeuY
— ゆでくん 10/11陸 11/11海 (@yudistyaso) September 25, 2022
@Ao_mickeyxoxo came to the Cast Member’s defense, praising the CM for working hard to hype up the crowd — and dropping the fact that this could even have been a deliberate part of the Tokyo Disney Resort live show/parade:
At the time of Time to Shine!, the Guests were restlessly looking around all the time while the show was ongoing. I thought it was great that this was hyping people up as the Dancers had yet to enter the Harbor.
In the first place, the show lists them as “Cast Member (Performer)”, it seems they officially said that the Cast Member is part of the show!
— AO (@Ao_mickeyxoxo) September 25, 2022
It seems like there’s some pretty significant backlash coming at this dancing Cast Member — and quite a bit of it may be unfounded, and even scripted as part of the show! Regardless, hate continues to pour in alongside the praise for his dancing skills.
What do you think of this Cast Member’s dancing? Is the reaction warranted? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Next to the JR Maihama Station, and connected to Narita Airport and Haneda Airport by convenient transport networks, Tokyo Disney Resort contains two iconic theme parks – the worlds of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, which are all connected by the Disney Resort Line monorail. Nearby are official hotels, the Disney Ambassador Hotel, Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel and Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel.
Tokyo DisneySea is themed after Jules Verne-inspired Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A.). There are seven themed lands, or “Ports of Call” – the Mediterranean Harbor (with the Hotel MiraCosta built right into the Port’s buildings), Port Discovery, Lost River Delta, American Waterfront, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, and the Mysterious Island. Tokyo DisneySea has several exclusive attractions, namely Soaring: Fantastic Flight, Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull, Tower of Terror: Hotel Hightower, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the Park’s central volcano Mount Prometheus boasts thrill ride Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Fantasy Springs is an upcoming expansion at Tokyo DisneySea, featuring a Peter Pan and Neverland-themed area, Tangled’s Rapunzel’s Tower and Kingdom of Corona, as well as the much-anticipated World of Frozen’s Arendelle.