It's a Ska, Ska World: Remy Casillas Is Calling All Rudies to Disneyland

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We don't mind being rude at the Happiest Place on Earth
By: Nicholas Pell
Remy Casillas has been working for Disneyland's food-service vendors since April 2012. It's not just a job, though; his obsession for Disney rivals his passion for ska music. And three years ago, he combined the two to create the annual theme-park outing It's a Ska World After All.

Following the same pattern as other such subcultural Disney outings as the rockabilly-oriented Rock Around the Park and the Goth granddaddy of them all, Batsday, which is entering its 16th year, It's a Ska World After All will invade the park on Oct. 20. The only thing "ska" about the event is the attire and interests of the participants. Disney-philes will don their Ben Sherman and Fred Perry shirts--or at the very least clothing promoting their favorite bands--and hang out and make new friends as they share their love for the genre and the Mouse.

There is, of course, an ethos behind the event beyond just a shared love of ska: Casillas wants the event to promote an opposition to bullying, violence and racism. Participants will stand as a positive example of the community for everyone at the park. "I want people to know that we're just like everyone else," he says.

In the future, he wants to get a local ska band to play, but, thus far, the timing hasn't been right. Since securing an all-ages venue in Southern California is difficult, on Oct. 19, people will get together at the Shakey's Pizza across the street from Disneyland. Casillas picked the location because it's family-friendly, allowing ska-loving Mouseketeers to bring their kids along. The next day, participants will meet at 1 p.m. at the Sleeping Beauty's Castle. "By that point, people have been hanging around, talking to each other," Casillas says. Next on the agenda is riding Star Tours together. After that, most of the day is dedicated to going on rides with your new best friends.



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28 comments
Jamie Nicole Rocha
Jamie Nicole Rocha

I'm jealous! Ska is still moving and shanking! Lately, it's been more of a tradska/reggae revival, which is awesome!

D.j. Virtigo
D.j. Virtigo

Goths n Ravers did it first, time to catch up kiddies haha

Liana Warriner Padilla
Liana Warriner Padilla

Back in the early 80s, I attended a Fun Boy Three concert in LA, I tried to get on stage to kiss Terry Hall, but whisked away at my attempts. Memories :-) . I didn't even realize that there was still a ska movement

Jamie Nicole Rocha
Jamie Nicole Rocha

Tom Slick Pearson if that what your heart desires. Those of us that have been involved in the ska scenes in O.C. and L.A. knows we have a very unique community filled with many people from all different walks of life. Its just a fun day for those with a similar interest!

Tom Slick Pearson
Tom Slick Pearson

Cant wait for Hip Hop day, Metal Day, Punk Day, Classical Day, and Heterosexual Day...Did that fill in the missing genres of "days" that are missing from Disneyland?

Wendel Burdine
Wendel Burdine

Psalms 107:17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. 18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

Wendel Burdine
Wendel Burdine

Proverbs 11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Wendel Burdine
Wendel Burdine

Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Wendel Burdine
Wendel Burdine

Psalms 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Portia Frisbie
Portia Frisbie

Natalie Plappert I know alllll about this one haha but my pass is blocked that day :(

Jamie Nicole Rocha
Jamie Nicole Rocha

it's going to be a lot of fun this year. For many years, the O.C. ska scene was always connected to Disneyland. Now, we just made an official day for it for everyone to enjoy!

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Sorry—haven't had our morning tequila yet...

djgvuka
djgvuka

Back in the 80's when Videopolis was around, their were a lot of rude boys and rude girls who use to hang out there. It was great they would play The untouchables or fishbone and we would skank like no one else. Ska and D-land go hand in hand, nothing has changed since Annett Funichello di the " Jamaican Ska " on 45

Gregory Spevack
Gregory Spevack

really nothing new back in the 80's we use to do this when videopolis was around. Talk about a bunch of Rude Boys

Margarita Vela
Margarita Vela

LEt's go! Ruben Diaz - The article reads "It's a Ska World After All will invade the park on Oct. 20"

Jay440
Jay440

Alright Remy! Glad to be on staff this year again! :-)

spencerj05
spencerj05

@Tom Slick Pearson Why does this bother you? They don't close down the park for other people.

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