No matter what else it is or what excuses are offered for it, a costumed CM slurping a soda onstage is Bad Show.
Originally Posted by bisforbrittney
There was a thread a few months back about CMs taking meal breaks onstage. Other threads related to this topic include:
And from the thread "CMs with Backpacks/Purses -- Bad Show?" a quote from this post, citing Disney's CM look guidelines (emphasis mine):
"No matter where you work or what your role is, anytime you are in a public area, you are 'on stage.' Your attitude and performance are direct reflections on the quality of our Disney show. It's those things that you don't always think of that detract from our guests' enjoyment -- chewing gum, having poor posture, using a cell phone...or frowning. Like these actions, smoking and eating on stage are also strictly prohibited. All of this adds up to one of the most important aspects of your role in our show: good stage presence."