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Disney, for the first time in its fixed and fastidious history, is allowing theme park workers in California and Florida to grow beards and goatees beginning Feb. 3. Princesses, beware of stubble burn.
"Here you leave clean-shaven and enter world of wooly, rough, and whiskered."
The park personnel prohibition on cultivating facial fuzz began when Disneyland opened in the 1950s, and the policy went unchanged for decades. In 2000, a tweak to allow for mustaches was made, but only if the lip-loungers tufted up over a vacation, and were not developed on Walt's time.
Company officials decided now was a good time to give the hair policy a healthy trim, according to a Disney spokeswoman.
Follicle fun aside, a new crop of rule changes has also introduced "casual Fridays" to employees that do not interact with park visitors.