Disney World Execs Almost Axe Worker For Weird Leg Hair

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So this is definitely one of the more random things you’ll come across in reference to Disney Parks, and that’s honestly saying a lot, considering they found a head in an abandoned attraction recently. However, it turns out that Eli, a male Cast Member working at Walt Disney World in Florida, was almost fired for the way he came into work one day.

This incident had nothing to do with his blue attendant shirt, khaki shorts, or even facial hair, but instead, the appearance of the hair…on his legs. Yes, his leg hair apparently was incongruent with the set Disney Look guidelines for all Cast Members. Or was it? It turns out that Eli’s manager wasn’t even really sure how to handle the situation, and the matter had to be sent all the way up to Walt Disney World Park executives.

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Credit: @elisalley/ TikTok

So here’s the story: Eli posted a video to his TikTok account recently about how Disney World tried to fire him because of the way he shaved his legs. Now, Eli claims he “accidentally” shaved his legs to look like a “candy cane for Christmas.” Whether that’s true or not, the events following still stand. Holding up the signature Disney Parks name tag to corroborate his story, Eli explains that he told everyone at work that his razor died, and that’s why his legs were so oddly shaved.

Next, Eli says his boss pulled him aside (seemingly respectfully) and said, “Hey, I know we’re doing this whole inclusion thing but we’ve never seen this before. And I’m not sure if it could be an issue. So here’s your options: 1) You could go get some pants, 2) You could take this razor and go shave it off right now, while on the clock. Or 3) Let me take a picture of your legs and send it to the people who are in charge of allowing these kinds of things.”

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Personally, given the circumstances, I feel like the manager handled the whole thing pretty well. Eli allowed the picture and put on pants in the meantime. After a week, he somehow heard back that the people in charge were passing the picture around to the heads of the Park. And they were apparently laughing at his legs. He claims he almost got fired for this.

There are a lot of plot holes and questions left unanswered in his story, but I got enough of a laugh out of imaging his manager seeing Eli, sighing, and prepping for that conversation. Hilarious.

Watch Eli give his explanation below.


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About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!