Why Did Disney Lift Their Ban on Theme Park Employees With Beards?
Back when Disneyland was established in 1955, Walt Disney was very clear. He wanted his employees to have a clean-cut, all-American look…and not look like crazy scraggly carny folk. So he established a no beards policy.
That policy has been in place for 57 years. Until now.
Disney announced that for the first time ever, park employees are now allowed to grow beards. Why? A spokeswoman said they went over the guidelines and felt, quote, “an update was appropriate at this time.”
This is the third change Disney has made to their theme park dress code in the past dozen years. In 2000, they lifted a ban on mustaches, and two years ago, they started allowing women to wear skirts without pantyhose.
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