Disney has hit the headlines for its dress code recently. TikTok influencer Ashley Aiello donned a ball gown to take pictures in front of Disneyland’s Castle, but she said she was promptly “dress coded” by a security guard who called it “a security issue.”
Aiello prefaced her outfit reveal by explaining that she runs a small business that sells Disney-themed clothing and accessories. Despite being a Disney fanatic, Aiello only gets to visit Disney “one to three times a year.” So, when Aiello can go to Disney, she uses the opportunity to take product photos for her shop. She was shocked when the staff dress-coded her.
“So, me being the extra person I am, I got a ball gown to take in front of the Disneyland castle for product photos with my daughter,” Aiello said, uncovering a photo of her in an elaborate green dress. “I’ve seen lots of influencers take pictures with ball gowns. I’ve done it before at Disney World. I really didn’t think that there was anything wrong with it!”
Although Aiello felt that she should have been allowed to wear the green dress at the theme park, floor-length dresses are a violation of Disney’s theme park dress code due to various safety concerns with these outfits. In addition, the Disney website details the dress code policy by writing how “costumes may not reach or drag on the ground,” and if a particular costume has various layers to it, those outfits “may be subject to additional security screening.”
According to AWM, some people on TikTok expressed their outrage at Disney. They wanted Aiello to be allowed to wear the outfit that she showed in her viral TikTok video.
“That dress is so puffy! It can get caught up in between the rails of an attraction. … I think that’s the main problem!” one TikToker clarified.
“You can’t look like one of the characters as it’s against the rules. Too long to explain, but one reason is kidnappers,” another wrote.
“Disney says the reason they don’t allow adults to dress up is because it could ruin the magic for a child,” a TikTok user commented.
“I think it’s because it looks too much like Ariel’s park gown,” another wrote.
According to Disney World’s website, guests are not allowed to wear anything that exposes excessive skin or that touches the ground. The park discourages multiple layers in normal clothing or costumes, as they reserve the right to search for a person who wears multiple layers. Guests 14 years or older are not allowed to wear any costume that touches or drags on the floor (like a princess gown).
Disney also says, “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.”
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