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    Amongst other changes to the Disney look to allow for more inclusion, Cast Members can now show tattoos, piercing, have a wider array of color options for hair and nails, and will be offered gender neutral options for costumes.

    Note: This will not apply to characters.

    ETA: Below are some guidelines with examples of how Disney evasions these changes:

    https://disneycasting.net/downloads/..._Look_Book.pdf
    Last edited by Jesser-pie; 04-13-2021, 02:58 PM.

  • #2
    I'm all for it! Let the CMs 'pizazz' themselves up and show their individuality. Creativity and expression of personality is a good thing! Tattoos, hair and nail colors and styles are good conversation starters. They can even create an instant 'bond' between strangers. For others it can be a wonderful lesson in not judging a book by its cover.

    Way to go Disney!
    "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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    • #3
      I like it! The guidelines seem reasonable. I look forward to seeing how cast members enhance the costume they wear with their own flair!

      Also, special shout out to the Indiana Jones cast members at Disneyland who are always serving us looks. 👏

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      • #4
        It's about freakin' time! This is wonderful!
        "If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney

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        • #5
          more virtue signaling.... sigh...... they should just own up to being too scared to take a stand on standards

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mastersarge View Post
            more virtue signaling.... sigh...... they should just own up to being too scared to take a stand on standards
            Maybe, but maybe not. If it leads to more inclusivity and attracts more people to work at the park who don't all look like Frankie Avalon, then it isn't just signaling - it's actually doing good. I am 100% in support of this.
            Now don't close your eyes, and don't try to hide...

            Next trip to Disneyland: December 3-6, 2011. I can't wait!!!

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            • #7
              "This has all happened before and it will all happen again..." - Narrator Peter Pan

              https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/...hut-down-1970/

              https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...d-yippies-1970

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SillySpook View Post
                and attracts more people to work at the park who don't all look like Frankie Avalon
                This made me laugh
                Brian the Pooh

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                • #9
                  An obvious consideration though .... if someone has tattoos up their arm, turquoise hair, and piercings working on PotC .... they’ll fit right in. If the same person is working turn of the century Main Street USA ... then it’s breaking theme. CMs take part in the theme of the land they are in. So ... my guess is that will be a consideration staff will take issue with. As they should.
                  MY SIGNATURE:
                  Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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                  • #10
                    I have several thoughts. The Disneyland fandom seems divided into two schools of thought; the Walt Disney purists, who want the direction of the parks to remain mostly intact to Walt Disney's vision, and the Disneyland innovators, who don't mind the parks constantly changing to reflect current zeitgeists. I'm admittedly sympathetic to the Walt Disney purists oftentimes, and in this particular case Walt Disney clearly wanted there to be "the Disney look" regarding cast members. This was the look I grew up with, and it does arguably set Disney apart from other theme parks like Knotts, Magic Mountain, et cetera. Then again, Walt Disney also had other strict views on cast members that are no longer enforced, like only wanting men to work the Jungle Cruise or Storybook Canals. Should this part of Walt Disney's vision be enforced today? I don't think so.

                    In general, if Disney didn't make a big deal out of every "progressive" change they make, the changes themselves probably wouldn't seem like a big deal. I'm sure the company looked at studies and did their research before they proceeded to implement a change like this, and at the end of the day if a cast member is friendly that is what matters.
                    Brian the Pooh

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Brian PieGuy View Post

                      In general, if Disney didn't make a big deal out of every "progressive" change they make, the changes themselves probably wouldn't seem like a big deal. I'm sure the company looked at studies and did their research before they proceeded to implement a change like this, and at the end of the day if a
                      cast member is friendly that is what matters.
                      I AGREE
                      When I at a Disney Resort......
                      IT's the Cast Member that really make the MAGIC !
                      IMO

                      Any changes to the Disney look
                      It will be interesting ,even with the CM

                      Last edited by Eagleman; 04-13-2021, 04:59 PM.
                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Brian PieGuy View Post
                        In general, if Disney didn't make a big deal out of every "progressive" change they make, the changes themselves probably wouldn't seem like a big deal. I'm sure the company looked at studies and did their research before they proceeded to implement a change like this, and at the end of the day if a cast member is friendly that is what matters.
                        in your mind, what constitutes "a big deal?"

                        They produced a short video and made a public facing blog post.

                        Is this "making a big deal" about it? Conversely, how can Disney go about making these changes and not "make a big deal" about it? Should they not announce changes to hiring policy when they make such changes?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JLee1226 View Post

                          in your mind, what constitutes "a big deal?"

                          They produced a short video and made a public facing blog post.

                          Is this "making a big deal" about it?
                          Conversely, how can Disney go about making these changes and not "make a big deal" about it? Should they not announce changes to hiring policy when they make such changes?
                          No, that's not all they did. Disney's PR machine plastered the mainstream media with press announcements. A short sample:


                          ABC: Disney adopts ‘gender inclusive’ rules, revamps park dress code for cast members
                          A new initiative within Disney’s parks division will allow cast members to show off tattoos and style themselves in costumes that are gender-inclusive. On Tuesday, a chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D’Amaro, revealed the update to the company’s dress and style code, as part of a wider effort to make its employees and guests feel even more welcome at its theme parks.

                          CBS: Disney will let its workers sport tattoos and gender-neutral hairstyles
                          Disney will let its workers sport tattoos and gender-neutral hairstyles.

                          CNBC: Disney updates park dress code on hair and jewelry, allows workers to uncover tattoos
                          Disney parks has updated its dress and style code for employees, as part of a wider effort to make its employees and guests feel even more welcome at its theme parks. The new guidelines mean cast members won’t have to cover their tattoos and can style themselves in costumes that are gender inclusive. The company will also provide more inclusive products like costumes for people in wheelchairs, LGBTQ Mickey ears, and revamp attractions in the parks to feature more diversity.

                          Fox Business: Disney makes dress code more ‘inclusive’ for theme park employees
                          Employees now have flexibility on hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles and can show tattoos

                          Forbes: Disney Theme Park Employees Can Now Have Tattoos And ‘Gender-Inclusive’ Hairstyles For First Time Ever
                          Disney will relax its restrictions on theme park employees’ appearances to include some visible tattoos, “gender-inclusive” hairstyles and other features, the company announced Tuesday, as part of a broader push toward inclusion and diversity at the company’s decades-old theme parks.

                          OC Register: Disneyland adopts ‘gender inclusive’ hair and dress rules for employees
                          Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced the policy change to the Disney Look, which regulates cast members' hairstyles, fingernail decoration, jewelry and theme park costumes.

                          Los Angeles Magazine: Disney Updates Cast Member ‘Look’ Guidelines to Allow Gender-Inclusive Choices and Visible Tattoos
                          It’s part of an initiative to make Disney parks more inclusive and welcoming for guests and staff.

                          USA Today: After rethinking racist rides, Disney parks extend inclusion push to cast members, add adaptive costumes
                          As part of its efforts to create a welcoming environment, Disney Parks announced today that it is adding inclusion as one of its core guiding principles.


                          "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                          it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                          together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                          designed to appeal to everyone."

                          - Walt Disney

                          "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                          - Michael Eisner

                          "It's very symbiotic."
                          - Bob Chapek

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                          • #14
                            I'm all for it!

                            Generally speaking, I'm in favor of just about anything that gives people (CM are indeed people....) more freedom provided they do not use their freedom to harm others.

                            I don't see any harm all in this new policy.

                            I'm more of a 'behind the scenes' type of guy and have very little experience in dealing with the public so I can't speak from a CMs point of view but I do know that happy employees make me want to visit any business more than employees that are forced to be more like robots than anything else.

                            Yes, DL CMs are generally pretty happy people but I feel this new policy will make them even more so.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by micromind View Post
                              I'm all for it!

                              Yes, DL CMs are generally pretty happy people but I feel this new policy will make them even more so.
                              IMO- I felt the so call Disney look , from the OLD policy was to strict.......

                              Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                                No, that's not all they did. Disney's PR machine plastered the mainstream media with press announcements. A short sample:


                                ABC: Disney adopts ‘gender inclusive’ rules, revamps park dress code for cast members
                                A new initiative within Disney’s parks division will allow cast members to show off tattoos and style themselves in costumes that are gender-inclusive. On Tuesday, a chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D’Amaro, revealed the update to the company’s dress and style code, as part of a wider effort to make its employees and guests feel even more welcome at its theme parks.

                                CBS: Disney will let its workers sport tattoos and gender-neutral hairstyles
                                Disney will let its workers sport tattoos and gender-neutral hairstyles.

                                CNBC: Disney updates park dress code on hair and jewelry, allows workers to uncover tattoos
                                Disney parks has updated its dress and style code for employees, as part of a wider effort to make its employees and guests feel even more welcome at its theme parks. The new guidelines mean cast members won’t have to cover their tattoos and can style themselves in costumes that are gender inclusive. The company will also provide more inclusive products like costumes for people in wheelchairs, LGBTQ Mickey ears, and revamp attractions in the parks to feature more diversity.

                                Fox Business: Disney makes dress code more ‘inclusive’ for theme park employees
                                Employees now have flexibility on hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles and can show tattoos

                                Forbes: Disney Theme Park Employees Can Now Have Tattoos And ‘Gender-Inclusive’ Hairstyles For First Time Ever
                                Disney will relax its restrictions on theme park employees’ appearances to include some visible tattoos, “gender-inclusive” hairstyles and other features, the company announced Tuesday, as part of a broader push toward inclusion and diversity at the company’s decades-old theme parks.

                                OC Register: Disneyland adopts ‘gender inclusive’ hair and dress rules for employees
                                Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced the policy change to the Disney Look, which regulates cast members' hairstyles, fingernail decoration, jewelry and theme park costumes.

                                Los Angeles Magazine: Disney Updates Cast Member ‘Look’ Guidelines to Allow Gender-Inclusive Choices and Visible Tattoos
                                It’s part of an initiative to make Disney parks more inclusive and welcoming for guests and staff.

                                USA Today: After rethinking racist rides, Disney parks extend inclusion push to cast members, add adaptive costumes
                                As part of its efforts to create a welcoming environment, Disney Parks announced today that it is adding inclusion as one of its core guiding principles.

                                a publicly traded company put out a press release and people reported on it. That's what you're upset about? The rhetoric seems a little hyperbolic.

                                Obviously the OC Register is a planted story...no way changes in hiring policies could possibly be relevant news for people in Orange County, lol.

                                FIne, if you want to ascribe all of this to the "Disney PR" machine, what exactly would you have them do instead?
                                Last edited by JLee1226; 04-13-2021, 06:41 PM.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by JLee1226 View Post
                                  a publicly traded company put out a press release and people reported on it. That's what you're upset about? The rhetoric seems a little hypetbolic.
                                  Where in my post does it state, or even imply, that I'm upset?


                                  Originally posted by JLee1226 View Post
                                  FIne, if you want to ascribe all of this to the "Disney PR" machine, what exactly would you have them do instead?
                                  Where in my post does it state, or even imply, that I would have Disney's PR department do something else? They're doing exactly what they're supposed to do.

                                  It would appear that you are unfamiliar with the operations of major media corporations' PR departments in general, and Disney's in particular.
                                  "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
                                  it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
                                  together with every variety of recreation and fun,
                                  designed to appeal to everyone."

                                  - Walt Disney

                                  "Disneyland is all about turning movies into rides."
                                  - Michael Eisner

                                  "It's very symbiotic."
                                  - Bob Chapek

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Mastersarge View Post
                                    more virtue signaling.... sigh...... they should just own up to being too scared to take a stand on standards
                                    Or their standards changed and we can all move on with our lives.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post

                                      Where in my post does it state, or even imply, that I'm upset?
                                      You're worked up enough to reply to a question I posed to an entirely different user with an entire list of articles.


                                      Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                                      Where in my post does it state, or even imply, that I would have Disney's PR department do something else? They're doing exactly what they're supposed to do.
                                      It would appear you are unfamiliar with question marks. Maybe save your energy in responding to me if you're not going to address the point I was making.

                                      Originally posted by Mr Wiggins View Post
                                      It would appear that you are unfamiliar with the operations of major media corporations' PR departments in general, and Disney's in particular.
                                      I am happy to be educated. Please cite your sources.

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                                      • #20
                                        How does management know if a certain tattoo is a gang symbol? Not saying CMs are in gangs but it wouldn’t surprise me if more than one of them had a prior affiliation at some point in their lives. Even worse what if someone confuses a certain design as a gang symbol. I can see this turning into a dangerous situation.

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