Actors working at Disney’s parks and resorts this month will be able to hug visitors after the company on Wednesday announced changes to its workplace safety policies.
Starting April 18, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line and Aulani Resort in Hawaii will begin reintroducing traditional character greetings, ABC 7 reported in Los Angeles.
The amusement parks released a video about the change in their covid-19 rules for social distancing, complete with a picture of Mickey Mouse waving for people to come in and hug.
“It’s been so amazing to see live entertainment return to our theme parks, resorts and cruise ships, and today I’m happy to tell you about another typical Disney entertainment experience that is on its way back,”; a communications manager wrote on the company’s blog. “We know many of you have missed these special moments, and your Disney character friends have missed you too!”