Having to follow a stringent dress and conduct code at Disney depends on your definition of “stringent”.
Decide for yourself, here are excerpts from “The Disney Look,” a guide for employees created in the 1960s, but still used at Disney theme parks:
- As a condition of employment with Walt Disney Attractions, you are responsible for maintaining an appropriate weight and size.
- Men’s hair should be neatly cut and tapered so it does not cover any part of your ears. Putting your hair behind your ears is not acceptable.
- Women are required to wear appropriate undergarments.
- Neither men nor women are allowed to expose any tattoos.
- A single earring, no more than three-quarters of an inch in diameter, in each ear is acceptable (for women only).
- Fingemails should not extend over one-quarter of an inch beyond the fingertip (for women only).
- Mustaches and beards are not permitted.
That’s right, no mustaches. Walt Disney himself would have been turned down for a job at his own theme park.
He never claimed his rules were fair, they were just right, for the park image he wanted to present.