When You Wish Upon A Star, You Get Tattoos


Kezziah Hernandez

By Kezziah Hernandez
Social Media Editor

Disneyland unfortunately has been known to suppress its employees from free expression with clothing, tattoos, and hairstyles. The Disney company wants things to change to be more inclusive with their cast members and their 18.6 million annual visitors. 

Disneyland made a statement to The Guardian stating, “Our new approach provides greater flexibility with respect to forms of personal expression surrounding gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles and costume choices; and allowing appropriate visible tattoos. We’re updating them to not only remain relevant in today’s workplace, but also enable our cast members to better express their cultures and individuality at work.” 


Ali Ryan, 12th grade COMPASS student holds pink sparkly Mickey Mouse ears up against the entrance gate to Disneyland Park.

It actually was not until nine years ago in 2012 that the cast was allowed to have facial hair, they also are remodeling any racial insensitive attractions and sights from the park such as “Splash Mountain” and “Jungle Cruise”; they are now remodeling “Splash Mountain” to be “Adventures with Princess Tiana.” 

There are many Disney fans around campus and in Southern California due to the amusement park being so profoundly close to us in Anaheim. 

Sharlie Cinco, an 11th grade COMPASS student says, ¨I am so happy that Disney is becoming more inclusive and that some rides are changing. It’s a great step towards more diversity and inclusion especially with Disney reaching so many people. However I think they could’ve waited a little longer for the reopening.¨ 

Another COMPASS junior, Heather Malin says, ¨I think that tattoos and the way you style your hair is your decision and unless they’re blatantly offensive I feel that people shouldn’t have to go to excessive lengths to cover them.¨

Excitement with the reopening is also weighing on top of us, It’s even greater with modifications to be inclusive and welcome everyone no matter how diverse we may be. Disneyland definitely made a move into the right direction