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Disney Employees Can Now Sport Beards: Facial Follicles Rejoice!

Walt Disney and His Trademark Mustach

Did you ever notice that when you go to Disneyland or Disney World that you don’t see a single employee sporting a beard?  It has been in their “Disney Look” guidelines that those who worked in the happiest place on earth couldn’t grow the happiest beard on earth.

Facial hair had to be a minimum, with only mustaches being allowed (which Walt Disney himself had) since 2000. But now let those facial follicles rejoice! Beards, with some conditions, are being allowed to grow on the faces of the Disney employees at their parks.

Why the change of heart?

“Disney Look guidelines are periodically reviewed in relation to industry standards, as well as the unique environment of our theme parks and resorts,” Betsy Sanchez, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, said in a statement reported by the LA Times.

“While we are careful to maintain our heritage and the integrity of our brand, a recent review of our guidelines led to a decision that an update was appropriate at this time.”

What kind of facial hair is acceptable? The LA Times reported that, “employees can show up for work with a beard or a goatee without worry, just as long as it’s shorter than a quarter of an inch and not a soul patch (a patch of hair just below the bottom lip).”

Sure things are getting a little looser but you still can’t show up with “visible tattoos, body piercings (other than the ears for women), “extreme” hair styles or colors, and muttonchops.” No muttonchops! What kind of world does Mickey live in!

Do you think that their appearance rules are silly?

 

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