Here’s A List Of Disneyland And Disney World Rules To Know Before You Go
Did you know adults cannot wear costumes and only children under 14 can wear masks?
It’s no secret that guests flock to Disney to feel like they are living a real life fairytale. From the moment you step into a Disney Park, you are immersed into a whole new world, and that overwhelming immersion can make you feel like anything is possible. And while Disney is a place where dreams come true, and there are so many things that can happen, there are also many things that can’t happen…
We think you’ll be surprised at some of the things that are NOT allowed at Disney. Be sure to take some notes so you don’t get in trouble with the big mouse on your next visit!
Check out some of the rules and regulations.
No shoes… No shirt… You’ll have a problem! Proper attire must be worn at all times, including a shirt and shoes. Clothing that drags on the ground is prohibited as well.
Adults Are Not Allowed To Wear Costumes
Sorry, adults! You may feel like a kid again at Disney, but you can’t dress like one. Only guests under the age of 14 can wear a costume — unless you are attending one of themed parties at the park, such as Mickey’s Not-S0-Scary Halloween Party.
During Times You’re Allowed To Wear A Costume, You May Not Pose With Other Guests
Adult costumes are allowed only during special themed parties, such as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. But during these special times, park rules prohibit you from signing autographs or posing for photographs with other park guests. There are official Disney employees who are paid to do that!
Cutting In Line Or Joining Someone In Line
We’re not sure how strongly this rule is enforced, as we’ve seen this happen before! However, it is a rule and we advise you not to risk breaking it.
For safety reasons, and not to disrupt the other guests, selfie sticks are banned. Looks like you’ll have to take a selfie the old-fashioned way!
Masks can only be worn by guests under the age of 14, and must provide unobstructed peripheral vision, with eyes fully seen at all times. The only exception to this rule is for medical purposes.
Smoking In Non-Designated Areas
Smoking of tobacco and e-cigarettes is only allowed in designated areas.
Prohibited devices include:
- Remote control toys
- Inline skates
- Shoes with built-in wheels
Weapons of any kind are absolutely prohibited. This includes toy guns and squirt guns.
No glass containers allowed. The two exceptions to this rule: baby food and perfume bottles!
As much as we wish we could bring our furry friends with us, only service animals are allowed in the parks. Check out this adorable service dog at Disneyland getting his caricature drawn!
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You may not blow up a balloon at Animal Kingdom or use a plastic straw, for the safety of the animals.
If your monopod or tripod can’t fold up to fit inside a standard backpack, don’t even think about bringing it!
Folding chairs will not make it past the gate.
Strollers larger than 36 inches by 52 inches (92 centimeters by 132 centimeters) are not allowed inside the park.
Suitcases, coolers or backpacks larger than 24 inches long by 15 inches wide by 18 inches high (61 centimeters by 38 centimeters by 46 centimeters) will not be permitted inside the park.
Keep Those Handouts At Home
It’s against Park rules to give out recorded or printed materials of any kind.
Selling Goods Or Services
You are not allowed to sell or advertise the sale goods or services, lest you compete with all the shopping opportunities Disney offers visitors.
Alcohol Or Illegal Substances
It’s no surprise that you can’t bring in your own alcohol or any illegal substances. However, you will be able to find alcoholic drinks within certain areas of the parks, because having a glass of wine while watching the fireworks is essential.
We know Disney is exciting, and it’s easy to want to run from one attraction to the next, but for safety reasons, running is prohibited (except in the case of Disney marathon, of course).
Leave your potty mouth at home! Engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive or offensive behavior are also not allowed, unsurprisingly.
21. Unauthorized Events
This rule includes:
- Demonstrations or speeches
- Usage of any flag
- Banner or sign for commercial use
- Inciting a crowd
Authorized speeches and events, of course, get a green light.
Tattoos containing objectionable language or designs are not permitted. So cover up!
Feeding The Animals
This includes the birds!
Filming For Commercial Use
Photography, videotaping and recording for business purposes are not allowed.
Flash Photography In Indoor Attractions
While there are a bunch of Disney blogs and forums noting that flash photography is prohibited in indoor attractions like Space Mountain, we couldn’t find this listed as an official rule on Disney’s site. It could be that it’s mostly frowned upon since a flash could distract others who are enjoying the ride.
Disney Has The Right To Use Guests’ Images Or Voices As They Please
Going to a Disney theme park means agreeing that your picture and voice may be recorded and used by Disney without you receiving payment of any kind. This is pretty standard language for most theme parks, but good to know regardless!
This is not a full list of rules and regulation. For more rules and regulations, check out Walt Disney World Resort Park Rules.