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    Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Yesterday, I was walking around the new Princess Fantasy Faire when I spotted a teenage girl dressed as Belle in her blue dress with hair up like Belle tied with a blue ribbon with a Belle purse. Later, there came a family coming out of the castle. The mother spotted the girl and shouted, "LOOK WHO IT IS!!!" She attempted to grab an autograph while the girl went over to the moat, where she spotted some baby ducks swimming. After a while, the mother realized that the girl wasn't the REAL Belle and the family left! My question is how the CMs didn't stop her from entering the park if she would be mistaken for an ACTUAL Disney Character.
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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    I was under the impression that there was a rule against "adult" guests entering the park in costume. Obviously little kids wear princess, pirate, whatever costumes all the time, and Disney actually encourages this because it helps sell costumes and makeovers, but I'm not sure exactly what age the cutoff is at.

    Also of note, from my experience it seems as if Disney tends to turn a blind eye to this rule regarding in theme costumes for ElecTRONica and Mad T Party.
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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    General Questions | FAQ | Disneyland Resort

    On the WDW website they say costumes cannot be worn by anyone over the age of 10; on the Disneyland website they just say "adult" costumes are prohibited. The only time adults are allowed to wear costumes at Disneyland are at the Halloween parties. Hmmm. Maybe the gate CMs felt this girl was not an adult?

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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Intresting. I was under the impression the the cut off date is 12 years old (unless its Halloween). SOunds like her costume was very believable if she was mistaken and Belle. I have seen girls "theme" their outfits to a character but never a costume...

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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    "Disney Bounding", dressing up in street clothes inspired by Disney characters, has become very popular among teenage Disney fans. I wonder where Disney draws the line between simple inspiration and an actual "costume" that could potentially be mistaken for an official character.

    Quote Originally Posted by Illusion0fLife View Post
    I was under the impression that there was a rule against "adult" guests entering the park in costume. Obviously little kids where princess, pirate, whatever costumes all the time, and Disney actually encourages this because it helps sell costumes and makeovers, but I'm not sure exactly what age the cutoff is at.

    Also of note, from my experience it seems as if Disney tends to turn a blind eye to this rule regarding in theme costumes for ElecTRONica and Mad T Party.
    The Disneyland website states that "adult costumes or clothing that can be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character" are not permitted under the FAQ section. There is no set age stated, so I'm assuming that the cutoff would be nine years old, as an "adult" ticket is ten years and older. (General Questions | FAQ | Disneyland Resort)
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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Reminds me of when I saw someone in DTD dressed as Snow White signing autographs and taking pictures with guests. She was quietly arrested and escorted somewhere backstage by security. I thought it was humorous, but wonder if it scarred any children. Disney takes this stuff very seriously.









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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    I was there to wild I was in line seeing Aurora,Ariel & Cinderella. This one guy in the same line was taking pictures of this same girl dress as Belle in blue.

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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Maybe because Belle's regular blue dress isn't as...costumy as some of the other get ups?

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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamsofColor View Post
    Reminds me of when I saw someone in DTD dressed as Snow White signing autographs and taking pictures with guests. She was quietly arrested and escorted somewhere backstage by security. I thought it was humorous, but wonder if it scarred any children. Disney takes this stuff very seriously.
    Why is it that some people (not counting children) feel the need to always have a spotlight on them and are such attention seekers?
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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    From Disneyland.com FAQ
    "What is the best way to dress for a day at the parks? Is there any clothing that isn't permissible?
    The parks are a casual, family-oriented environment. We suggest you dress comfortably, wear good walking shoes and check the local weather report before you leave for the parks.
    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. Attire that is not appropriate for the theme parks (and which may result in refusal of admittance) includes but is not limited to:

    • Adult costumes or clothing that can be viewed as representative of an actual Disney character
    • Masks (unless you are dressing up for a particular event)
    • Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics
    • Excessively torn clothing
    • Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
    • Tattoos that could be considered objectionable, such as with obscene language or graphics"


    Well if she isnt considered an adult they cant really say much, but I remember it used to be an age they gave maybe they have lightened up as long as they dont sign autographs, take pics, or claim to be with the company. I guess anyone under 18 is fine.
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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamsofColor View Post
    Reminds me of when I saw someone in DTD dressed as Snow White signing autographs and taking pictures with guests. She was quietly arrested and escorted somewhere backstage by security. I thought it was humorous, but wonder if it scarred any children. Disney takes this stuff very seriously.
    HAHAHAHA The first year the The Hag from Snow White was out for Halloween. My friends and I saw a security guy chasing them down telling them to take it off or theyd be kicked out. It was funnier when the Hag ran backstage to escape him. It really was the character and that security guy was serious, we saw him later looking so embrassed. So they must try and up hold policy.I wonder what happened behind the scenes
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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Is it possible that she was wearing a blue dress at entry but didn't put up her hair or have the ribbon until after she was in the park? I mean, if there are people who, for the Halloween parties, put their costumes in a locker to change into in the evening, there are bound to be people who do it on a normal day.

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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Quote Originally Posted by imaginashton View Post
    Maybe because Belle's regular blue dress isn't as...costumy as some of the other get ups?
    IDK, it's pretty costumy compared to everyday clothing. Kinda similar in a way to Alice's dress, with an apron rather than a pinafore. I would think either outfit would be hard for a CM to mistake as 'civilian' clothing (for lack of a better term) on a guest coming through the turnstile. I know that usually 'Disneybounding' outfits don't look at all like 'real' character costumes but maybe this girl was Disneybounding in a plain blue dress but added some more costume-like elements (apron, hair-bow) once she got through the gate. Maybe she was actually younger than she appeared at a distance. If the cutoff age is 12, there are some pretty mature looking 12 year olds out there.

    Sure would be interesting to see a picture.
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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    Well I also had notes when I was in line the only other thing that thew it out not beening the real Belle when I saw her was on the apron was it had some desizen on it I think it was flowers or had the name Belle on it beside she had a purse with Belle on it. But she was a dead giveaway to look like Belle.

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    Re: Guests Dressed As Disney Characters

    There is a rule against this and I think most people are aware of it. When I was a teenager I visited family and my cousin and I went to DTD dressed up as pirates. His look was so convincing that he had fooled several foreign tourists into thinking he was a CM and he freaked out when they tried to take pictures of him and get autographs.
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