Some of these rules are simply untrue.

You CAN shoot video on rollercoasters at Disneyland, you just cannot use a selfie stick.

You CAN wear a costume to the park as long as it's not a Disney character, and is more or less grown-up in nature. Look at Dapper Days. I have gone dressed as Indiana Jones.

You CAN shoot a movie, it just cannot be offensive or dangerous, or involve elaborate camera setups and lighting. There are MANY bloggers who shoot their web videos at Disneyland all the time, even doing documentary blogs.

(Here's just one clip I shot with the help of the Haunted Mansion CM's who allowed me to set up in a roped-off area and eve do rehearsals.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khtaOx9o-W4

As to offensive clothing, I have seen women and men wearing the flimsiest of spandex bike shorts in warm weather, that leave NOTHING to the imagination. Nobody stopped them.

So, these rules are not exactly correct, in some cases.

In reply to by M Lepow (not verified)

That would be the Wilderness Back Trail Adventure. It starts and ends at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds. The Segway tour cost 90 dollars plus tax for just 2 hours. The first half is safety video and demonstration to scare you and the training part to see if you can ride one. We did back in May and it was fun.

In reply to by Catmancer (not verified)

This rule is often broken. Many theme parks have this rule, yet someone always seems to get away with it.

In reply to by Bobby (not verified)

Yes, that is exactly why adults are banned from wearing costumes inside the parks. There have been incidents where children have thought the visiting costumed adults are park characters and 98% of the time, these adults do not act like the character should. Disney spends a lot of money training their character cast members, not just in how to act as the character, but also how to interact with children. There are standards visiting costumed adults cannot possible adhere too. Also, there was an incident where a visiting costumed adult attempted to kidnap a child and another where a knife was snuck in with the costume. These incidents are not publicly broadcast by Disney, but I have friends who work at the parks and tell me these things. Many other theme and amusement parks have the same regulations listed here, including the costume and tee shirt rules, although the costume rule is lifted during certain Halloween events at different parks.

In reply to by Candi (not verified)

Actually there is still at least one Segway tour on property. I was on the paved trail between DWL and Fort Wilderness last week when I passed a group of a dozen people on a very Disney tour (not a third party). Captured some video as I passed them.

I'm a little surprised and confused about not being allowed to record videos on rides. How did all those people on YouTube get away with it?

In reply to by Roger Mcleon (not verified)

That's not true at all. I was in Disney Entertainment, friends with many characters ( you know what that means if you were a cast member for 2 years ) for nine years, and I promise you that they would put characters everywhere they could get away with. There were times we would just miss each other when we were out but a parade was coming, or we would almost be able to see each other when we were on opposite ends of the park doing meet and greets. The parade would be going on with one character and that character would also be out somewhere else in the same park. Mickey's house when it used to be at WDW and Mickey's house at Disneyland are prime examples. We're all right next to each other, and you'd never know. Please don't talk about things you don't know.

i see line jumping all the time. which is not fair at all, if i have to wait in line, i think the other people should to! i see it at thunder mountain snow white and splash mountain. you tell cast members and they do nothing.
cedar point they catch you, or they hear complaits they kick you out and banish you. maybe disney should look into tougher rules

In reply to by Roger Mcleon (not verified)

not completely true, A Disney character can not be seen in the same place as a double, they are scheduled but only a few characters are a guarantee. They name a spot like "princess room" but will not say who is in the room. That is so they can actually have the characters be in different parks or locations

In reply to by Roger Mcleon (not verified)

This is not true. This myth would be impossible to maintain. Entertainment schedules in Disneyland in California are in no way tied to schedules in Walt Disney World in Florida. At Disney World, characters could be viewed at the same time in different parks. For example ... Mickey could be doing a meet n greet at the Studios while appearing on stage at the Magic Kingdom. These two parks are about five miles apart. The part of this myth that is true is that you won't see the same character in public at the same time in the same park. For example ... At the Magic Kingdom, Mickey would not be appearing on stage while driving by in a parade.

In reply to by phil (not verified)

Was it Gerard Depardieu?

If you are an adult and want to "dress up" try Disneybounding Pinterest was a lot of examples.

Because of the lawsuit, they have even done away with the early morning Segway tours. That way there could be no challange, or confusion. The tors were held before regular park opening for safety reasons.

When I was in MK in March there were 5 women who were all dressed as Cinderella. 3 of them really looked like her as they were blonde (there hair was up as Cinderella's is), all had on the blue dress, long white gloves and one was wearing shoes that looked like the glass slippers. You could tell it was confusing for the little kids because they kept pointing at them and yelling Cinderella. Why was this allowed?

You all have valid points, but you missed one. I was a Disney world cast member for 2 years. To help with the " Disney Magic ", all characters have a schedule. No two of the same characters is allowed to be in public at the same time. So, if Cinderella is out in public in Disneyland, she will not be seen in any other park during that time.

I saw a French man take a leak while waiting in line at the Jungle Cruise. He was cuffed and taken away. Hid family stayed in line....lol

In reply to by Bobby (not verified)

The thing is, people try exactly that. People try to wear costumes in and convince kids they are the characters. And it's impossible to make sure that those who would, would act in an appropriate way. Wouldn't want a fake Cinderella telling children inappropriate things. Also, there's only the one Cinderella, and a fake does confuse the children. Even during Halloween, or other times when you're allowed to wear a costume, you're not allowed to pose for pictures with kids when you have an accurate costume or pretend to be the character.

In reply to by Bobby (not verified)

I don't work there or anything (yet), so I won't swear by this or anything, but from what I've been told, that is exactly the fear. Not only are Disney's costumes exquisite, but they train their characters hardcore. If someone were dressed as say Snow White and drinking beer and cussing.....many little kids would be scarred for life. Even if someone were the slightest bit rude, it would reflect poorly on the company. I'm pretty sure that wearing a tutu or disney bounding wouldn't get you kicked out, but it is very tempting to wear even pieces of costumes, especially for people like me (cosplayers and birthday party princesses) who have access to beautiful costumes. At the end of the day, it wouldn't be comfortable to walk around like that all day riding rides and in the sun. Trust me, while hoop skirts, full length gowns, mermaid tails, and ice capes may be fun to try, walking around like that ain't easy. It's my job. I do it for a few hours and I am exhausted afterwords. But I will not deny that it is incredibly fun. I encourage everyone to experiment with costumes, just don't do it at disney!!!

In reply to by Bobby (not verified)

I don't work there or anything (yet), so I won't swear by this or anything, but from what I've been told, that is exactly the fear. Not only are Disney's costumes exquisite, but they train their characters hardcore. If someone were dressed as say Snow White and drinking beer and cussing.....many little kids would be scarred for life. Even if someone were the slightest bit rude, it would reflect poorly on the company. I'm pretty sure that wearing a tutu or disney bounding wouldn't get you kicked out, but it is very tempting to wear even pieces of costumes, especially for people like me (cosplayers and birthday party princesses) who have access to beautiful costumes. At the end of the day, it wouldn't be comfortable to walk around like that all day riding rides and in the sun. Trust me, while hoop skirts, full length gowns, mermaid tails, and ice capes may be fun to try, walking around like that ain't easy. It's my job. I do it for a few hours and I am exhausted afterwords. But I will not deny that it is incredibly fun. I encourage everyone to experiment with costumes, just don't do it at disney!!!

In reply to by Bobby (not verified)

Yes, I think that is exactly why. From what I understand, Disney cast members are extensively trained on how to act and what to say and how to treat park guests. They can't have "imposters" running around all over the park that they have no control over. It's an extreme example, but suppose a guy dressed up as Captain Hook started swearing in front of kids? Makes perfect sense to me.

In reply to by Bobby (not verified)

I think its because of of the autograph thing

In reply to by Bobby (not verified)

To my understanding that is exactly why they do not allow adults to dress in costume. A child might mistaken them for the actual character. Which could cause a ton of trouble. Adults can dress up during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party though.

In reply to by Bobby (not verified)

Not cast member...character! Imagine if someone showed up in that Snow White costume amd was allowed into MK...then, suddenly, 40 little girls in Princess dresses stampede her way for a photo op and autograph!

Wait #15? Disney was where I first learned what a segway is! They had them everywhere at Epcot, and you could try one out.

Can someone explain why the now costume rule exists? I can understand if they say no masks just in case you do something you are not supposed to and they need camera of your face. But why not allow non-face covering costumes? Are they afraid that kids might think a guest is actually a Disney cast member?

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