I was at WDW this week and i'll just say it was extremely noticeable, one day everyone looked professional and the next day out of nowhere everything was totally different. A LOT of the employees have tattoos and I saw a bunch of employees with tats scattered all the way down their arms. It was also pretty surprising how many men had earrings as well. Also I did see several guys wearing nail polish. Its like overnight Disney did a total 180.
I will admit when I was working, Disney and all the other parks, purposely had very strict rules because they did not want people to think of them as carni's or seedy which is what many people thought of the industry before that. It was like an unwritten agreement all theme park operators had with each other for the good of the industry, so going to a place like WDW and seeing tats and all of these other things all over the place after decades and decades of purposely trying not to be that was shocking. TBH I think it looks like crap (and i'm not even that old) but also i'll admit that younger people don't seem to care so i'm sure they did their research and figured out in the future it wouldn't bother as many people as it bothers that they had the rules in the first place.
I will give Disney major props though for finally getting rid of Fastpass. I have been to WDW several times since the pandemic but never really had an opportunity on these boards to express how much better the parks are now that the lines actually move. That is a major improvement, sadly UO seems to be going in the other direction as I was constantly having to look at my phone all day to try and get a spot in line for their attractions and they still sell tons of the express passes.Tweet