ORLANDO, Fla. – Three performers were fired from the "Festival of the Lion King" show at Disney's Animal Kingdom after they would not put on sweaty costumes, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The workers say other workers sweaty garments touched their clothes.
One of the performers told the Sentinel, "We don't know what to do. Obviously, wearing these costume pieces isn't an option because they're soiled. They're not wearable."
Local 6 talked to a Disney representative who said, "We disagree with the assertion and will share the case with an arbitrator in December."
Local 6 has also learned performers wear unitards under their costumes, but re-use headpieces and pieces of outerwear for their costumes that still get sweaty in the high-intensity show.
Local 6 asked Disney if it could discuss the costume cleaning process, but the company was not able to comment further,