The Surprising Type Of Shirt You're Not Allowed To Wear To Disney

If you're a Disney fanatic, you likely know by now that you can't dress up at Disney parks in your favorite character cosplay outfits — at least not if you're 14 years of age or older. The reason is simple: Guests might confuse costumed parkgoers for actual Disney staff members. However, even if your clothes look nothing like a Disney princess's, you could still get in trouble for breaking the dress code.

That's what happened to one Walt Disney World guest named Nicole DeLosReyes. In a viral TikTok clip with over 13 million views to date, DeLosReyes documented Disney's response to her cropped tie-front top. "Guys, it happened," she began the video. "I got dress-coded at Disney, and I was told to leave or get a shirt, so now we're getting a shirt." The TikToker elaborated on what happened in a comment on the post: "at entry i got stopped and was told they don't allow tie front tops...wack. so i had to either leave and change or buy merch."

Why tie tops are against the rules at Disney

On its official website, Walt Disney World doesn't specify tops with ties as a violation of the park's clothing guidelines. However, it states on its FAQ page that outfits should adhere to the family-friendly atmosphere and shouldn't "detract from the experience of other Guests." As a result, clothing that reveals large amounts of skin could prevent a parkgoer from being admitted into the Magic Kingdom.

Moreover, Sondra Barker, a travel expert, shared with BestLife, "Shirts that tie around the neck and back are restricted at Disney theme parks because they can easily fall off." A TikToker and Disney World visitor named Erin confirmed this after she, too, was forced to swap a top that tied in the back with another shirt. In a video, she explained that a Disney employee told her that tops that tie in the front or back are prohibited in the parks. Erin noted that she had worn the same top to Disney numerous times in the past, so it seems that enforcement may be up to the staff's discretion, rather than being a hard-and-fast rule.

Still, to avoid trouble during your next Disney outing, check your 'fit before heading out the door. If it could come loose or inadvertently expose private body parts on a rollercoaster, consider leaving it at home and choosing another garment.