Tom Tolbert works at a Georgia senior care facility, and portrays Santa Claus year-round. He attracted crowds of children recently while walking around the Disney park. He wasn't wearing a red suit, but did have on a Christmas-themed shirt.
Disney says an employee was concerned about guest safety and pulled Tolbert aside. He says they asked him not only to change his shirt, but also his persona.
"He said I had to inform anybody that came up to me that 'I am not who you think I am, I am on vacation, and please get away from me or leave me alone,'" Tolbert said.
Disney denies making such a statement. A spokesman says they asked Tolbert to be more low key in his appearance, and offered passes to his family to return another day.
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