Disney officials say the moves, which began in late 2005, have been relatively small and don't necessarily signal any trends. Spokeswoman Jacquee Polak said Disney World has long outsourced some jobs and will pursue any creative, smart and efficient business moves that make sense.

While Disney may not have issued official answers, Polak replied that its contractors are required to follow Disney standards for employees, though wages and benefits are up to the contractors.

"We are only going to work with partners that will maintain our very high standard of business service," she said. "It's the hallmark of what we do. It's the hallmark of the Disney experience. Guest service at Walt Disney World will not be compromised."