One question that we get asked is can I wear a costume to a Disney park? Of course we all know that there are many young princesses dressed as their favorite character in the Disney parks. Just walk around in Magic Kingdom and see how many miniature Elsa’s you can see, but there are rules for wearing costumes in Disney parks and you can be refused entry if you get it wrong!
Wearing a Costume To Visit A Disney Park General Rules
The general thoughts behind these rules are that Disney doesn’t want anyone to be mistaken for a ‘real’ Disney character, and all costumes have to be tasteful and not likely to offend other guests!
The Disney Website` sets out these clear rules for every day in the Disney parks:
Adult costumes or clothing that can be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character
Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics
Excessively torn clothing
Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
Adults can visit the parks if their hair (or makeup, if applicable) resembles a Disney Princess or character, provided that they are not also wearing a costume or clothed to look like the character.
If you visit Disney parks enough times you will see that occasionally someone gets past these rules but mostly guests adhere to these rules anyway, and Cast Members spot those who don’t before they get through the entrance.
These rules do not apply to children who can dress up in whichever Disney costume they want.
Wearing a Costume For A Halloween Party At The Disney Parks
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween party do allow exceptions to the general rule and adults can dress as Disney characters.
Again the Disney Website has set guidelines:
Costumes Should Not
Be obstructive, offensive or violent.
Drag on the ground.
Contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
Contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
Masks may be worn, but they must not obstruct vision and eyes must be visible at all times.
Please be sure costumes meet these guidelines. If a costume cannot be modified, a Guest may be refused entry into the event.
Guests who dress like Disney Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs.
Guests of all ages may not wear a costume to a Disneyland Resort Halloween event unless they have a valid ticket to that event.
So don’t go posing as Maleficent and start signing autographs unless you want to be shown the way out of the park very quickly.
Have you ever worn a costume in a Disney Park?