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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    Disney sure has come a long way as it is. I'm not sure if this ever happened in WDW but at DL in the early years some attractions only hired one gender. For example the Jungle Cruise an the train were all men, and Storybook Land and Tiki Room were women only (this is why the attraction opens with the line Buenos Dias señorita!")

    Also men could not be Tour Guides at Disneyland until 1979.

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    i don't know that I'd ever thought about it before -- I'm glad you raised the question. Frankly, I didn't know any of the history of gender-specific casting that some of you have noted.

    Clearly their thinking has evolved somewhat over time. If you get that job at WDW, it's an important conversation to pursue. Enlightenment and new ways of thinking have to start somewhere.

    At some point there was a first female CM on the Jungle Cruise, a first male tour guide -- probably after years of people thinking those policies were so intrenched they'd never change. Who's to say you couldn't help expand their thinking on gender-specific costuming? Maybe there's room for them to consider more gender-neutral options on some attractions like The Haunted Mansion?

    Don't let current policies dampen your dream or limit what you think is possible. Good luck!

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    Quote Originally Posted by Sosai X View Post
    Also men could not be Tour Guides at Disneyland until 1979.
    And people of size were not allowed upstairs at the MK until the late 90's. If you used to be if you were over weight you worked in the utilidoors and other non-guest facing roles.
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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    No one I knew liked their costumes, but you learn to live with them. if it's more about comfort, I'm pretty sure you could wear capris or something under those costumes though.
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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    Quote Originally Posted by KingEric View Post
    And people of size were not allowed upstairs at the MK until the late 90's. If you used to be if you were over weight you worked in the utilidoors and other non-guest facing roles.
    I've noticed that there are now plus sized CMs in the parks and wondered about the uniforms.

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    I've noticed that there are now plus sized CMs in the parks and wondered about the uniforms.
    It used to be "well you don't fit the costume, so you have to do 3rd shift, or back of the house work"

    But in a few of the union negotiation concessions, Disney had to give that up.
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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    Trying to skirt the dresscode? Disney hasn't exactly softened their stance. The head scarf controversy comes to mind. You should treat the costume requirement as a role you're playing. You're not being yourself on stage.

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    You should treat the costume requirement as a role you're playing. You're not being yourself on stage.
    That's a very good point, especially at the HM.

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenW View Post
    Trying to skirt the dresscode? Disney hasn't exactly softened their stance. The head scarf controversy comes to mind. You should treat the costume requirement as a role you're playing. You're not being yourself on stage.
    Which they have no solved with some great themed head scarves.
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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    I wish Disney would allow this. I'm a 6'3 guy with a bushy beard and I've always wanted to be cast as tinkerbell.

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

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    I wish Disney would allow this. I'm a 6'3 guy with a bushy beard and I've always wanted to be cast as tinkerbell.
    Disney needs to get with the times. It appalls me that they're still so ignorant to alternative lifestyle choices. Warner Brothers lets Bugs Bunny pursue his TG lifestyle whenever Elmer Fudd is hunting him.
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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Meows View Post
    I wish Disney would allow this. I'm a 6'3 guy with a bushy beard and I've always wanted to be cast as tinkerbell.
    Awesome!

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    "Mommy, I want my picture with Tinkerbell"

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    Re: Member of LGBT working at Disney {Dresscode Question}

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Meows View Post
    I wish Disney would allow this. I'm a 6'3 guy with a bushy beard and I've always wanted to be cast as tinkerbell.
    If they had a PT boat I am sure you could dress as Harrison "Tinker" Bell as long as you stayed out of McHale's way.

    And on the subject at hand, I would think of it as a role and playing a part which means the director (i.e. management) would assign you the costume best suited for the role.
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