Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Disney Employees Dress Code Relaxed

I suppose this news falls in between "Whoa!" and "Big Deal", but it still affects thousands of Disney employees. Disney has relaxed a number of dress codes for both men and women working for the company. Among them are:

In the biggest change to the company's appearance code in a decade, the Walt Disney Co. has decided to let most female employees at Disney theme parks worldwide, including the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, forgo pantyhose when wearing skirts.
The decision to permit female employees to forgo pantyhose applies to most Disney employees, except where the leg wear is part of a particular costume, such as the outfit for characters such as Tinker Bell or Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
Among other changes to the code, women will for the first time be permitted to wear sleeveless tops — though in typically restrictive Disney fashion, only if the shoulder straps are at least 3 inches wide. Female employees also will be allowed to wear Capri pants and sling-back shoes that also have open toes.

Men, meanwhile, will now be allowed to wear untucked, casual shirts.

I think most of us outside of the company don't realize the strict rules that Disney employees, especially those who come in contact with the guests, have to follow. This is also what makes it very different than working at other theme parks.


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