In recent years at Disneyland, I've noticed more and more Cast Members using sunglasses ON-STAGE! Disneyland is supposed to be a SHOW, a THEME, and the Cast Members are supposed to be PART of the SHOW and "be in character." The use of sunglasses totally ruins the show and it definetely ruins my experience. I mean, how am I supposed to enjoy myself if I'm walking down Main Street, and I see a Cast Member wearing sunglasses? I mean really? Here I am walking down said street with a big smile on my face, happy to be in Disneyland away from the world, and this joker has the gall to wear sunglasses when he's supposed to be in the turn-of-the-century. They didn't have sunglasses back then. How dare he ruin MY experience! That big smile on my face has now turned into a big frown. I turn myself right around, walk past this defiant Cast Member, give him the evil look, letting him know how disgusted I am. I walk into City Hall and make a formal complaint about the Bad Show. The Cast Members in City Hall can't possibly understand the anger that's flowing thru my body. I bid them good-day and walk out of the Main Street building, almost in tears. Clearly distraught, I walk to the Disneyland Railroad. After all that walking and anger, I was a little hot and then sun wasn't helping either. As I sit at the station waiting for the train, this female Cast Member walks up and down the station, and guess what, she also is wearing sunglasses!
This totally ruins the theme of a 1900s train station! I guess I have another appointment with City Hall. The same thing happens in Frontierland. How dare these Cast Members wear sunglasses when they're supposed to be in an 1890s mining town. I am just horrified at the sight of seeing sunglasses in a land where sunglasses do not exist! How dare they ruin MY experience and destroy the theme. Who do they think they are trying to protect their eyes?! They should be suffering with the heat, just like real life in 1890 Painted Desert.
Ever since that day, I've seen Cast Members wear sunglasses passively, as if they just don't care that they are ruining guests experiences, especially my experience. Sunglasses should be banned from the dress code. No sunglasses unless it fits your work station. If you insist on protecting your eyes, you have hands. Sunglasses are totally unacceptable at Disneyland. If we don't come together and rid them of sunglasses, what's next, sunscreen? I mean, you'll be seeing Cast Members passively applying sunscreen all the time, passing bottles to one another. You can't wear sunscreen in Main Street and certainly not Frontierland, it totally ruins the theme and no doubt it will ruin my experience.
Sorry for my rant, I just can't stand to see these Cast Members having any sort of life inside Disneyland, except for the show. It just irritates me. It ruins my experience and the magic. Disney's always saying that we should "believe...", well how can I when these Cast Members keep ruining my experiences?