It's called the Happiest Place On Earth, but a jolly old soul said he received a rude reception during a visit to the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Tom Tolbert works at a Georgia senior care facility and portrays Santa Claus all year.
He attracted crowds of children recently while walking around the Disney park.
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He wasn't wearing a red suit, but did have on a Christmas-themed shirt.
Disney says an employee was concerned about guest safety and pulled Tolbert aside.
He says they asked him not only to change his shirt, but also his persona.
"He said I had to inform anybody that came up to me that I am not who you think I am, I am on vacation, and please get away from me or leave me alone," Tolbert explained.
Disney denies making such a statement.
A spokesman said they asked Tolbert to be more low key in his appearance and offered passes to his family to return another day.
According to Walt Disney World policy, which can be found on the company's Web site, anyone wearing "adult costumes or clothing that can be representative of an actual Disney character" may be denied entry.
Earlier this year, a teen said Disney park officials denied her entry to the Animal Kingdom because of her elaborate Tinker Bell costume.