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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Character Dancers Visit the Wild West Show

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The dancers, choreographers, and other staff who will be participating in this year's project to integrate Disney Characters into Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (La Legende de Buffalo Bill) Disney Village, Disneyland Resort Paris, FRANCE, came to see the second show last night. Management laid out a large table in the outdoors break area, complete with white table cloth, drinks, and snacks, to welcome our new performers and supporting staff. The dancers are a very enthusiastic and likable group of young people whose positive energy should be welcomed, but some feel management missed an opportunity for basic team building and instead increased animosity towards management and the project itself by neglecting to invite the Wild West Show cast to the pre-show gathering. One stunt-team member allegedly complained that while the team for the characters got a white-tablecloth welcome and a free invitation to our show, the stunt team were required to attend a sober 3-hour training to work as a character in the Disneyland Park, and then had to dress up in a character costume and actually work for a shift.

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