New Disney Costume & Safety Guidelines at Disney Parks 2016

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Welcome to Walt Disney World!

From Disney Parks and Resorts: We want to make you aware of some recent changes to our costuming guidelines and security procedures. These changes go into effect Jan. 6, 2016, and are being implemented to further protect our Guests and Cast Members.

Costume Guidelines

For all Guests:

Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. All participants and their Guests may dress as their favorite character, but must follow these guidelines as determined solely by Disney.

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.

For Disney Guests ages 13 and under:

  • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.

For Disney Guests ages 14 and older:

  • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g., Jedi robes).
  • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g., Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g., full-length Princess dresses)
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
  • Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.
  • Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks

Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

Safety Reminders for all Guests

  • All Guests and bags are subject to screening prior to entering the Parks.
  • Weapons of any kind, or objects that appear to be actual weapons, including toy guns, are not allowed for any participants.
  • See Costume guidelines for examples of acceptable toy accessories.

For everyone’s safety, selfie sticks, skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, and animals of any kind are prohibited.

Please review the appropriate Park rules for further details:

Walt Disney World® Resort Park Rules

Disneyland® Resort Park Rules

Disneyland® Paris Resort Park Rules

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At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

Ever wonder what it’s like to work for Disney???

We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney. Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:

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