This Woman Was Dress-Coded By Disney And Told To Buy Merch Or Go Change Clothing

Remember that Disney hack to get a free top? A while back some visitors to the park said they were given a more appropriate piece of clothing when employees at the park believed their outfit was too revealing or likely to come off on rides at the family-friendly park.

That policy has now changed and visitors are given alternative choices where Disney isn’t footing the bill.

A TikTok User Reveals How Things Have Changed At Disney

TikTok user @Nicole.Delosreyes took to the social network to show off the top she wore to the park. The shirt was held together in the front by a tied-together piece of fabric.

Disney Dress Coded
@nicole.delosreyes
@nicole.delosreyes

While the shirt wasn’t revealing, we can see how it could easily fly off on rides that can top 80mph.

There Were No Hard Feelings From The TikTok User

The video has been liked more than 1.8 million times since being posted May 9, 2022.

In the video, Nicole explains that Disney’s actions didn’t bother her. In fact, she reveals that she can definitely see how employees at the park might turn her away.

There Are No Tie Front Tops Allowed At Disney

In her video, DeLosReya revealed: “At entry, I got stopped and was told they don’t allow tie front tops. I had to either leave and change or buy merch.”

Dress Coded at Disney no freebies anymore
TikTok/@nicole.delosreyes
TikTok/@nicole.delosreyes

Commenters on her TikTok video were surprised she didn’t receive a free shirt as others have in the past, although Nicole said it “wasn’t an issue.”

There Has Never Been A Free Shirt Policy

While Disney may have given away free shirts to some customers who dressed outside of the park’s dress code in the past, there are no official faqs on the company’s website that would suggest this is normal policy.

Disneys Oogie Boogie Bash
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Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

With that being said, Disney does restrict the aforementioned shirt type, revealing clothing, and clothing with inappropriate imagery, words, or sayings.

Nicole Posted A Follow-Up Video Explaining Her Shirt Decision

In a follow-up video, the TikTok influencer again said the decision by Disney didn’t bother her.

“I like this shirt,” she said as she held up the top which had now been replaced by a black shirt that was placed under the original piece of clothing, “but Disney does not. I didn’t have a problem with it — people have their opinions, people have policies.”

Differing Views On The Top Quickly Emerged

One commenter said of the clothing choice: “[Your] top’s not even that revealing. They know Ariel wears a seashell bra right?” Another follower said that it was likely not about the top being revealing. “It’s about her safety” they said.

Disney Dress Coded TikTok Video
TikTok/@nicole.delosreyes
TikTok/@nicole.delosreyes

Indeed, a top coming loose and getting snagged on a ride could injure or cause a life-threatening situation.

Did Disney Change Dress Code Policies Because Of A TikTok Challenge

There’s a good chance Disney stopped giving out free tops after TikTok user Amanda DiMeo, shared a video about how to get a “free Disney shirt of your choice” to her 800,000 followers.

Toragrams on TikTok
@Toragrams / TikTok
@Toragrams / TikTok

In her video, DiMeo wore the shirt above and a park employee gave her a voucher for a free shirt so she could continue into the park without violating Disney’s dress code.

Disney’s Dress Code Can Be Somewhat Open For Interpretation

Walt Disney World dress code starts by noting that proper attire must be chosen:

Disney Dress Coded With No More Freebies
@Toragrams / TikTok
@Toragrams / TikTok

“Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times. The parks are a casual, family-oriented environment. Ensuring that the parks are family-friendly is an important part of the Disney experience. In that spirit, we ask you to use your discretion and common sense.”

What Else Is In Disney’s Dress Code Guide?

The guide for Disney’s dress code specifically calls out a few very specific items.

Disney Dress Code - Guidelines
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Matthew Sperzel/Getty Images

Tourists to the park can not work clothing with objectional material in print or graphic form. Clothing cannot be excessively torn, clothing can’t reveal “portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment.” And clothing can’t touch or drag on the ground. The park also warns that clothing with multiple layers may be subject to additional searches upon entry.

It’s Not Just Clothing That Can Get You Booted

Disney also has a policy against tattoos that may be deemed inappropriate for a family environment.

Disney's 2015 Star Wars Celebration
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Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

If you show up to the park on a hot day with a visible tattoo your only choices are to cover it up with additional fabric or come back another day. It’s one policy that could cause additional discomfort if the heat index is rising.