Designed in partnership with both resorts’ costuming teams—Disney Parks Live Entertainment, Worldwide Safety Services and Global Applied Technology—these face coverings were developed remotely through efforts between 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, chief medical officer for the Disney Parks. “They fit well, feel great and can last for more than 50 washes.”
This project came about as a result of the need for a more unified and breathable face covering for cast. With the support of their leaders at Disney, this bi-coastal group created a unique, reusable face covering specifically made for cast members at the domestic Disney Parks.
“The unified design speaks to the fact that we are still one unified cast, one Disney ‘world,'” said Yonit Olshan, costume designer for 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 masks are offered in two styles, pleated and contoured, and are available in multiple sizes. Both styles have adjustable spandex to go over the ears, an extended nose pinch to the face, a contoured shape under the eyes, and are made of a lightweight, fast-drying material.
The pattern features a fun take on pixie dust, sprinkled with Mickey-shaped constellations.
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