On Costumes at Disney Parks and Attire for Disney Pride

  1. talfonso profile image90
    talfonsoposted 5 years ago

    We all want to be in the Disney spirit when it comes to visiting the parks (like those at Walt Disney World, an hour from my house). We all want to dress as princesses, pirates, and so on to blend in.

    But the only ones who can wear costumes are those who are 9 and under. The exceptions are certain events, like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom.

    In 2010, a woman from the UK was escorted out of Disneyland Paris because she wore a costume. She was firm that it was a mere wedding gown from a consignment store and not a Disney princess costume. She wanted to dress like that (it's was a fairy princess costume) because she was celebrating her birthday there. So, she had to wear her dirty jeans and shirt to comply with policy.

    Her daughter, who was under 10 at the time, was let in despite being in a bridesmaid's dress from the same store. The dress the woman wore closely resembled Giselle's dress from Enchanted.

    Now I'm not trying to dampen anyone's fun, but Disney imposed those rules to distinguish us Guests and Cast Members. Thus they raise this question: how can a Guest dress if he or she wants to show off his or her Disney pride while sticking to the costume policy?

    Any suggestions on attire?