Disneyland is known as the happiest place on Earth, but for Ashley Aiello, a recent visit to the popular theme park turned into a nightmare.
As a Disney fanatic and small business owner who sells Disney-themed products, Ashley was excited to take photos of her latest creations in front of the iconic Disneyland castle with her daughter. So she dressed up in a striking green ball gown, but was kicked out of the park for violating its dress code. Although this is not the first time that someone has been removed from Disneyland for breaking the rules, Ashley’s story is unique because she decided to share her experience on TikTok.
Ashley, who visits Disneyland one to three times a year, was disappointed that her attempt to take photos of her merchandise in the theme park was ruined. However, she was shocked when she was dress coded and asked to leave immediately or face consequences. She had worn the same ball gown to Disney World before and seen other influencers take pictures in ball gowns at Disneyland, so she didn’t think there was anything wrong with her outfit.
But unfortunately, her dress was too long, a violation of Disneyland’s dress code due to safety concerns, and as explained on the Disney website, “costumes may not reach or drag on the ground.” Costumes with multiple layers may be subject to additional security screening. Although Ashley felt she should have been allowed to wear the gown, the theme park had rules to ensure the safety of everyone inside the park.
After sharing her experience on TikTok, some viewers expressed outrage that Disney kicked Ashley out of the park. However, others defended the theme park’s dress code, emphasizing the safety concerns of certain costumes.
“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.
Some TikTokers pointed out that the gown’s puffiness could cause it to get caught up in the rails of an attraction. Others said that dressing like a Disney character was against the rules because of the potential for kidnappers, and there was a rule that “costumes may not be worn by Guests 14 years of age or older.”
“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.
Disney has its reasons for having these rules, such as maintaining a magical environment for children and ensuring that all guests are safe while enjoying their time at the park. While Ashley was disappointed that her plan to take pictures of her Disney-themed items was foiled, she learned that the park’s dress code is there for a reason and intends to follow the rules in the future.
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