Below is a shot of the "New Orleans" section of Adventureland at Christmastime when the balconies were decorated for the holidays.
These are the cast member costumes for Pirates of the Caribbean in Tokyo. Do Anaheim's employees wear anything similar to this anymore? I know they never had these jackets, but they used to wear lace up shirts and striped socks. I don't think I've seen those costumes for a long time. Now they probably just wear the same costumes as they do at the front gate or in parking control. Oooh, there's that negativity about Anaheim again! Oh let's face it, the park in Anaheim is just a very faint shadow of what it once was. The Japanese now "do Disney" better than we do. There, I said it and I will probably say it again, but I will no longer aplogize for saying it.
Tokyo Disneyland ROCKS!
***Post Update: 9-7-08*** I paid a visit to Disneyland this evening and I made a point to go on Pirates of the Caribbean and check out the cast member costumes. I am happy to say that they were still wearing lace up shirts and striped socks. They did not however, have the headscarves or fancy coats. My negative comment above came from the fact that over the years, they have been slowly making the park costumes more and more generic. I will do a post sometime in the future to show just how elaborate and detailed all the employee costumes are at Tokyo Disneyland.