Cast members at Disney's theme parks can now show up to work with visible tattoos in whatever gender costume they wish thanks to a major shift in the company's dress code.
"We want our guests to see their own backgrounds and traditions reflected in the stories, experiences and products they encounter in their interactions with Disney," Josh D'Amaro, chairman of Disney parks, experiences and products, wrote on a company blog post announcing the new policy on Tuesday. "And we want our cast members — and future cast members — to feel a sense of belonging at work." Effective immediately, the new rules will apply when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reopen on April 30 after being shut down for a year by the coronavirus pandemic. Disneyland Resort last month said it was recalling thousands of furloughed workers.