D’Amaro said the company would provide “greater flexibility” to their members ‘teams’ roles in terms of “forms of personal expression around hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles and costume choices”. Parks will even allow role members to display “appropriate visible tattoos.”
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Historically, Disney has been specific about the appearance of Cast members – favoring a clean look to stay in line with the company’s image. For example, in the past, cast members were forbidden to have facial hair.
“We want our guests to see their own origins and traditions reflected in the stories, experiences and products they encounter when interacting with Disney. And we want the cast members – and future cast members – to feel a sense of belonging to the work. si, “D’Amaro wrote. “This means cultivating an environment where all people feel welcomed and valued for their unique life experiences, perspectives and culture. Where we celebrate alliance and support for each other. And where diverse views and ideas are sought as a critical contribution for our collective success. “
The jungle cruise, where guests travel through the desert in a comedy skipper, is updated with new scenes and characters. The trip has been criticized for depicting wild “locals.”
Splash Mountain, a walk based on the controversial 1946 film The Song of the South, will be completely reworked to feature characters from the 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog, which features Disney’s first black princess. .
D’Amaro explained that the company sought the opinion of Cast Members in 2019 on how to update the culture of the parks. One suggestion was to add a fifth key to Disney’s “Four Keys,” which are its long-standing principles to the park’s guest service. Role members suggested adding a fifth inclusion key to go along with safety, courtesy, show and efficiency.
“Inclusion is essential to our culture and leads us forward as we continue to realize our rich legacy of engaging in storytelling, exceptional service and Disney magic,” D’Amaro wrote.
D’Amaro concluded his blog post by saying that the world is changing and Disney will continue to change with it.
“We will never stop working to make sure Disney is a friendly place for everyone,” he wrote.