Disney World Guest Gets “Dress-Coded” At Gate For Inappropriate Outfit

We all want the most magical Disney vacation.

From the amazing dining locations and thrilling attractions to character meet and greets and colorful parades, there are so many experiences to be had on a Walt Disney World or Disneyland trip once you’ve entered the gates.

But what happens when you can’t even get past the Disney gates to enter Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks?

You have your Disney tickets, your Park Pass Reservation, and you’re up early to enjoy Disney Park magic – but your clothing choice stops you from being allowed in. Yes, this can happen! One Guest this week found out the hard way that attire matters when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort!

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When visiting any of the Disney Parks or Resorts Guests must follow certain rules and regulations that when ignored, could result in not being allowed in, getting kicked out – or even being banned – from the theme parks.

The pandemic brought many new rules for Guests to follow, such as face mask mandates, social distancing, and Park reservations, but there are also many items that are not allowed to go with you on your magical experience in the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme parks.

Dangerous articles like firearms, knives, weapons, as well as illegal substances and alcoholic beverages, are not permitted in Disney Parks, and security Cast Members at each theme park entrance will find these. Horns, whistles, scooters, skateboards, and folding chairs are not allowed, while families will also have to leave wagons and larger strollers at home.

And though these all seem somewhat obvious, clothing choice is also important for a Walt Disney World vacation.


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From matching Mickey and Minnie shirts to Princess dresses for children, we’ve seen some fantastic outfits during our visits to Walt Disney World. But Guests aren’t permitted to wear whatever they desire.

Costumes for adults are not permitted unless it is a special occasion such as Halloween, for events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash. Guests are also expected to wear shoes, pants, and shirts at all times and Walt Disney World reserves the right to let someone know if they are breaking the dress code.

And that’s exactly what happen to one Guest at Disney World this week, who shared a video to TikTok of being “dress-coded” for her clothing choice:

i mean, I kinda agree w them looking back at this video. #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #WomenOwnedBusiness #OscarsAtHome #SeeHerGreatness #VenmoSpringBreak


i mean, I kinda agree w them looking back at this video. #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #WomenOwnedBusiness #OscarsAtHome #SeeHerGreatness #VenmoSpringBreak

♬ Thinking with My Dick (feat. Juicy J) – Kevin Gates

The video shows TikTok user @toragrams being stopped at the gates to the Magic Kingdom Park and getting escorted to the Emporium to receive a new shirt to wear.

Although her top may look initially fine, one commenter – an “ex-Cast Member” – confirms that the problem was with her top being fastened by only a string. The user cautioned that the issue with the shirt would arise on some of Disney’s thrill rides that reach high speeds, like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Space Mountain.

If “dress-coding” happens, as the Guest dubs it, Cast Members will sometimes give the Guest a shirt or other piece of clothing – often for obscenities, political views, or exposure.

In the video, viewers can see the woman following a Cast Member in the Park to a Disney World store and getting a free Walt Disney World yellow t-shirt.  The user confirmed the process, commenting that “They give you a slip with your name on it and you go to this counter and tell them your size. They didn’t have mine so I had to be escorted to the store.”


Credit: @toragrams via TikTok

She captioned her video with “I mean, I kinda agree [with] them looking back at this video”, so it appears the Guests didn’t hold any grudges against Disney or its Cast Members for the incident she shared on social media.

So, next time you want to head to Disneyland Park. Disney’s California Adventure, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom, remember to leave your skateboard, drone, selfie stick, and shirt tied with string at home!


About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who loves to enjoy Disney's theme parks with a Mickey Premium Bar in hand! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her Air Force pilot husband. Find her children's book at @thebearandthehug_book