Disney is always making changes to rules, policies, attractions, shows, dining, and more. This is done to better the experience for all of their guests at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and theme parks around the world. Now it appears as though they are making a change that may upset a number of people, but make many others happy as Disney is reportedly banning group "chanting" in its theme parks.
Walt Disney World has a lot of guests walk through its park gates every single day. Many times during the year, there are large groups that come together from Brazil and other countries around the world. They are large packs of often 30 or more who wear the same colored clothing and explore all the fun.
Many of these groups often sing songs and "chant" in their own language, and quite loud. While some may see them as just enjoying themselves, others see the chanting and loud singing as being bothersome.
That may soon come to an end.
According to Orlpassholder, an "incident" of some sort happened on Main Street U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom, and it involved a tour group from Argentina. Apparently, the group was chanting and singing and some kind of bad situation came up involving other guests, but it was not revealed exactly what it was.
As stated in the report, Cast Members at Walt Disney World have now been advised to put a halt to any chanting and group singing by any large amount of people. This means for the tour groups from Brazil, France, Argentina, the United States -- anywhere.
If this is true, then it could also be in place for just large groups, in general, such as cheerleaders, sports teams, family reunion groups, etc.
Disney has not released any official word on this, so nothing has been confirmed at this time. Orlpassholder said that Cast Members are being instructed to keep an eye/ear out for chanting, but signs likely won't be going up or anything like that.
Earlier this year, Walt Disney World officially banned selfie sticks from being used in their parks. Signs are now posted at the front of each park, and Guest Relations does take them for the day if found in a guest's possession. The selfie sticks are then returned when the guest leaves.
According to a user named "YodaMan" at WDWMagic, the banning of the chanting at Walt Disney World isn't overly new. Cast Members are always to be on the lookout for things that are disruptive to other guests and discourage it.
As expected, though, it may be rather hard for one or two Cast Members to actually stop an entire large group from singing loudly and chanting. This may be especially true if there is a language barrier.
Whether the banning of chanting at Walt Disney World is true or not remains to be seen, and it may never be something made official to the public. For now, it's said that Cast Members are being made aware of it, but Disney has still not confirmed anything.
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