Disney Changes Rules and Lets Employees Sport Facial Hair Melanie Chamberlain January 24, 2012 California, Florida, News, United States 1 Comment Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle ©Sean MacEntee Soon Disney theme parks will allow employees to wear goatees or beards–putting an end to a rule banning facial hair that dates back to the founding of Disneyland in 1955. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced the changes to the guidelines known as the “Disney Look” in a memo sent out on Monday. The changes will go into effect on Feb. 3rd. The memo states that any facial hair must be “neatly groomed and well-maintained at no longer than a quarter of an inch in length.” And that facial hair can only be worn by employees as long as they “create an overall neat, polished and professional look.” Walt Disney Parks and Resorts last updated its “Disney Look” two years ago when it overturned a rule requiring female employees to wear pantyhose under their skirts. Read more at MSNBC One Response Heather Bond January 25, 2012 I worked at DisneyWorld in college and I’m impressed how long it took to relax the rules–wearing pantyhose in 106 degree heat? No thanks. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... * nine + = 14 Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.