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    Disneyland Lifts Beard Ban

    ANAHEIM, UNITED STATES:  Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Caroline Sunshine, age nine, wave from the Dumbo ride, on the Disney 50th anniversary press preview day at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, 04 May 2005. On 05 May, Disneyland Resort in California will open to the public as it launches the 'Happiest Homecoming On Earth,' an 18-month commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the very first Disney theme park. The event is the cornerstone of a global celebration in which all 11 Disney theme parks around the world will join together for the occasion. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK  (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Good news for the genie, but too bad for the seven dwarfs. Disneyland has lifted its 55-year ban on beards—so long as they're shorter than a quarter of an inch. The theme park has a notoriously strict dress code, and the rules still forbid visible tattoos, body piercings, and “extreme” hairstyles. Until 2010, women couldn’t wear sleeveless tops and had to wear pantyhose with skirts. “While we are careful to maintain our heritage and the integrity of our brand, a recent review of our guidelines led to a decision that an update was appropriate at this time,” said a spokeswoman for the park. Soul patches are still banned.

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