World Showcase to be staffed by American CMs

aladdin2007

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Actually, yes. Having been stationed in Germany I often will speak my basic German to the cast members in Germany. Once I speak they instantly know that I have spent some time abroad and it leads to a conversation. I love it. Same in Japan. Having been stationed in Japan they definitely know as soon as you say anything even remotely correct in Japanese. Once again it leads to great conversation and when they know you have lived in their countries, I think they may get homesick or just want to reminisce, but they will talk at length.

That being said does anyone think it will be hard to find people in the U.S. who could do a passing job. Mexico, China, Canada, UK, Morocco, should all be easy to find a fluent native born in the U.S. (Or for the U.K. and Canada actors :) For Germany I am sure you could find an Army brat somewhere to fill in who is fluent in German and has lived there for years. I am not suggesting they are an adequate long term solution, but Disney may be able to fake their way a little in the meantime.

I for one find it to be a special part of EPCOT to have cultural reps, so it will be a bummer in the short-term, but will all work out long-term.

I dont think they are going to try to even fake it, I doubt the temp cast will be wearing the pavilion costumes. But instead will just be working in the standard world showcase white pants/shorts world flags shirts. I mean I dont know that for sure, just a hunch that's the route they will take until the actual hosts are able to work here again.
 

castlecake2.0

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I dont think they are going to try to even fake it, I doubt the temp cast will be wearing the pavilion costumes. But instead will just be working in the standard world showcase white pants/shorts world flags shirts. I mean I dont know that for sure, just a hunch that's the route they will take until the actual hosts are able to work here again.
Usually that’s the rule, that if you are not from the host country you can’t wear the national costume, but from what I’ve heard, that rule won’t apply for the time being
 

DVCakaCarlF

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It would be in bad taste for CMs to wear international attire of the respective countries...hopefully, they coordinate it in a way to staff each country with CMs with either knowledge or heritage related to each country.
 

Lilofan

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It would be in bad taste for CMs to wear international attire of the respective countries...hopefully, they coordinate it in a way to staff each country with CMs with either knowledge or heritage related to each country.
American CMs wearing those cute kimonos and wooden sandles shoes the Japan cast wear will be different.
 

TJ Vazquez

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No
I’d hate to be in a conversation with you then
Its no disrespect to you, WDW862 is simply asking you to move the COVID conversation to the proper thread.

Back on topic, I think as long as their intentions are to hire back international cast members in January to retain World Showcase's authenticity, I think this is the next best option in order for Epcot to open.
 

Mainahman

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I don't worry about people working in the China Pavilion but I expect their sales to be the lowest of any on the Pavilions. People are upset with China due to Covid19 but no one should get upset we ith individuals. Remember the Chinese Americans built the intercontinental railroad and have been here for well over 100 years.
More room for me! I love love love China! the Soldiers <3
 

Lilofan

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I don't worry about people working in the China Pavilion but I expect their sales to be the lowest of any on the Pavilions. People are upset with China due to Covid19 but no one should get upset we ith individuals. Remember the Chinese Americans built the intercontinental railroad and have been here for well over 100 years.
Many I know and myself like Chinese food so we could be going to China for lunch or dinner.
 

Raineman

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China is astonishing, but also a tyrannical dictatorship bent on global domination. No need to mince words about that. ;)
Hmmmm...are you describing China, or TWDC? Emperor @realBobChapek , anyone? :D

On a more serious note, if I were going to Epcot this summer, I would really miss going to our first stop in WS, the Canada pavilion, and being able to speak to some CMs that are Canucks as well. Any time we see a CM working there that is from our area, we always mention where we are from, and almost every time they will tell us that they used to live there, they have friends there, etc. It's like we are getting a little piece of home while we are far from home, and I'm sure it is nice for the CMs as well, especially since they are gone from home for extended periods while working at WDW.
 

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