Disney to allow cast members to wear beards
Written by Robert Niles
The Orlando Sentinel's Jason Garcia's setting the Disney blogpsphere on fire this morning by breaking the news via Twitter that Disney's going to allow beards on cast members.Tweet
Several years ago Disney started to undo its traditional no-facial-hair policy by allowing mustaches, prompting many to note that Walt now could work in the theme parks. (Imagineers and those in other divisions of the company haven't been held to the "Disney Look" facial-hair rules for parks employees.)
That change helped Disney to recruit many more Latino males, who'd previously not seriously considered at Disney due to its facial-hair rules.
The new change will help expand the labor market further for Disney, too. But don't expect to see Santa working the Jungle Cruise. Beard or goatee length is limited to just a quarter-inch under the new rules, quoted by Garcia.
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