Until now, Disney parks and resort employees had been prohibited from growing beards and goatees. Starting Friday they may do so, so long as theyre a quarter-inch or shorter.
The lift of the beard ban follows earlier fashion reforms at the Happiest Place on Earth. In 2000 the company moved to allow mustaches, and in 2010 it decreed that women were no longer required to wear pantyhose with skirts.
There are still some fashion restrictions... Visible tattoos and body piercings are verboten, as is unnatural hair coloring.
"The Disney Look is a classic look that is clean, natural, polished and professional, and avoids 'cutting edge' trends or extreme styles," the company says on its website.