This is not Donald Duck
Japan Probe as a nice in-depth look at the park with many pictures and videos. One video focuses on how the costumed employees often take off their heads in public! A major Disney no-no!
A young girl with short men
One tourist was noted saying "I don't understand why that is such a big problem. Shouldn't others be able to use those characters besides [Disney]?"
How long can this last? Well, the park opened 21 years ago and so far Disney hasn't had it shut down. The park attracts 1,500,000 people a year with their slogan "Disneyland is too far!"