In the 60s, long hair and facial hair was considered to be a sign of hippies, the empire could not afford to be associated with this. Hence a policy was born requiring all male employees to have short hair and no facial hair at the theme parks. It took until 2000 for the theme parks to renege on the policy. Now male employees are allowed to have neatly trimmed moustaches (get it Mouse-staches).
- What’s up with all the facial hair, guys? (miamiherald.com)
- Hayden Christensen, Your Beard Is Bad: Let These Celebs Show You How It’s Done (hollywood.com)
- 2011 Disney’s Star Wars Costume Weekends Run From May 20 – June 12 (anytimecostumes.com)