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Bad Ideas: World of Disney Gets Cheerleaders

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Disney just can't seem to catch a break from naughty news these days, but then they aren't really helping with events like this: Saturdays throughout the rest of this month, Fifth Avenue's World of Disney store will have cheerleaders organizing a dance-along to the High School Musical pep rally. Obviously this is no storytime at a mall Disney Store; the location at 711 Fifth Avenue is the only World of Disney outside of the theme parks. Aside from cheerleaders and pirate lessons, the store specializes in NY-themed merchandise, as evidenced by the above re-creation of the Statue of Liberty's torch done with stuffed Mickeys. Intense.

When consumer culture collapses, this will be the first casualty.
· World of Disney [Official Site]