- The masks were designed to help cast members “stay comfy and protected with stylish and functional new face coverings.”
- Disney Parks Live Entertainment, Worldwide Safety Services and Global Applied Technology developed the mask together for cast members.
What they’re saying:
- Dr. Pamela Hymel, Disney Parks chief medical officer, said in a release that these masks are designed to keep cast members safe.
“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. They fit well, feel great and can last for more than 50 washes.”
“The unified design speaks to the fact that we are still one unified Cast, one Disney ‘world.’ As a creative team, we gained so much from each other’s experience and exposure to different types of problems and projects.”
Why this matters
- The new masks come as Disney World has made an arrangement with its cast members to offer free COVID-19 testing onsite — something that had been in dispute between the two sides over the last few weeks, as Deseret.com’s Lottie Johnson wrote. More recently, Disneyland has begun reviewing how it plans to implement those same tests for its own cast members.