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New Performance Guidelines are now in Place after Controversial High School Performance

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New Performance Guidelines and now in Place after Controversial High School Performance
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There is nothing like live entertainment on Main Street, USA. Unfortunately, this week a high school’s team controversial performance has now led to new performance guidelines. Check out the official statement from Disney.

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Back in November, I (Donna) was delighted to hear a beautiful sound marching down Main Street, USA. Guests assembled along the streets of Main Street, USA as we took in the beautiful sights and sounds of the Brandon High Marching Blackhawks of Ortonville, MI

Each band member marched brilliantly down Main Street with their Mickey Mouse ears positioned perfectly on their heads. This is truly an amazing experience for High School students to be able to learn and grow at the Disney Imagination Campus.

This allows these band members to feel like honorary Cast Members for the day. Consequently, this also brings back the feeling of pageantry, magic, and familiarity of a street that Walt Disney imagined to remind us of a simpler time.

Unfortunately, Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom this week were shocked by the performance of the Port Neches-Groves High School “Indian Band” dancers.

New Performance Policy

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This week, the Port Neches-Groves High School from Port Neches, Texas performed in the Magic Kingdom this week. As they marched down Main Street, USA, Guests were shocked by what they heard.

We will not share the video of the performance, but the concerning “Scalp ’em, Indians, scalp ’em” chant was quite offensive to many Guests visiting that day.

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Currently this video has received thousands of views on Twitter. Today, Disney spokesperson Jacquee Wahler shared the following statement, “We regret this performance took place as it did not reflect the audition tape that was submitted. We have immediately put measures in place to ensure performances reflect the auditions.”

It appears that Walt Disney World Cast were just as surprised as Guests regarding the content of the cheers chanted down Main Street, USA. This is an unfortunate turn of events.

We regret this performance took place as it did not reflect the audition tape that was submitted. We have immediately put measures in place to ensure performances reflect the auditions.”

Jacquee Wahler, Disney Spokesperson

Although we do not know what extra measures will be be put in place, we are hoping that many other high school performers will be invited to share their gift in the “most magical place on earth.”

What measures do you think Disney will put in place to prevent something like this from happening again? Have you or a member of your family performed at Disney? Do you think they should limit live entertainment from high schools? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. The school has been performing at Disney since 2006, they have played their fight song and wore the Head dresses every year, with the exception of this year. DISNEY KNEW but now they are back tracking.

  2. They didn’t allow the team to wear their headdresses, so I’d think that they should’ve been smart to look into their routines.. obviously they found wearing that part of the costume offensive and didn’t allow it..I would’ve taken the time to ensure there wasn’t anything else inappropriate before allowing them to perform

  3. I would put this one on Disney. Just judging by some examples of what other people are posting about this school, there is plenty of material online that Disney should have known this was the way they did their performances.

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