Disney tells Santa look-alike to tone it down


Thomas Tolbert says when he went to Disney World for a family trip, people asked for his autograph. He notes that he's used to being mistaken for Santa, and has even dressed the part in the past. Tolbert signed autographs until a Disney representative told him he needed to change clothes. He says he wasn't dressed like Santa that day, but was wearing holiday themed clothes.

In a statement a Disney spokesperson said, "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."

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