Disney making bigger costumes to accommodate bigger workers

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

To accommodate the ballooning bodies of American workers, the Magic Kingdom is redesigning some of its costumes for ride operators, shop clerks, waitresses and other employees. The super-sizing of costumes is the latest wrinkle in the park's unending quest to balance Walt Disney's storybook vision of perfection against real-world practicalities.

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As I said at a Disney fan site...I don't want to see the XXL version of Ariel.
"Disneyland can't be as picky as it used to be," said Jamie O'Boyle, a theme-park scholar at the Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis in Philadelphia.

Wow! How do you go about getting THAT gig?

And I DO NOT want to see a boy playing Snow White, or a plump (FAT) girl either. Look the part, or park the cars.

There is no such thing as 'Theme Park Scholar'. You have a degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Commercial Tourism, or you don't. Then you get a job. No thinking.

CCSA could just be a store front with 3 college flunkies freelancing articles by day and vacuming USAirwys jets by night. Just a hunch.

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You mean like Chris Godsey?

I'm here all week.


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