In the world today, wearing a face covering has become part of the new normal to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World has now released new unified face coverings for their cast members.
With input from cast members at both resorts, the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World costuming teams – Disney Parks Live Entertainment, Worldwide Safety Services and Global Applied Technology – developed a new breathable and reusable face covering specifically made for cast members.
“Over the past several months, we’ve spent significant time and brainpower to provide our cast members with face coverings that are both functional and comfortable, and I’m proud of the incredible results,” said Dr. Pamela Hymel, Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer. “They fit well, feel great and can last for more than 50 washes.”
Offered exclusively for cast members in two styles, pleated and contoured, and in multiple sizes, the design team sourced and tested a wide range of fabrics, styles and features. Both styles feature adjustable spandex over the ears, extended nose pinch to the face, contoured shape under eyes, and lightweight, quick-drying material.
“The unified design speaks to the fact that we are still one unified Cast, one Disney ‘world,’” shared Yonit Olshan, Costume Designer, Disneyland Resort Costuming. “As a creative team, we gained so much from each other’s experience and exposure to different types of problems and projects.”
The new pattern brings some joy, magic, and even a little pixie dust with Mickey constellations. The second start to the right shines in the dreamy night and reminds everyone to keep wishes and joy alive even in these unprecedented times.
News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog