Walt Disney World Resort, often referred to as the “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” has earned a reputation for being a place where Guests can experience joy and wholesome entertainment. From the moment Guests step foot into the iconic theme Park, they have come to expect a level of enchantment and a family-friendly atmosphere that is synonymous with Disney. However, behind the scenes, there is a careful system in place to ensure that this level of magical experience is maintained.
Guest Tattoos: Striking a Balance Between Personal Expression and Overall Guest Experience
When Guests visit a Disney Park, they go into it hoping to experience the ultimate immersive experience. Disney’s immaculate attention to theming and detail allows Guests to let their minds wander from everyday stress and escape to a place where everyone is loving and accepting. Part of the way that Disney accomplishes this is through its dress code.
To keep things wholesome and family-friendly, Disney has implemented a dress code that ensures the Guest experience always stays appropriate for all Guests. Disney describes their dress code by saying;
“Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. Attire that is not appropriate for the parks—and which may result in refusal of admittance—includes but is not limited to:
- Costumes and costume masks, which may not be worn by Guests 14 years of age or older.
- Specific Halloween and Christmas events. See below.
- Some outfits inspired by Star Wars. Learn more
- 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
- Clothing that touches or drags on the ground
- Clothing with multiple layers is subject to search upon entry
- Objectionable tattoos”
Offensive Tattoos Seen on Display at Disney
Unfortunately, Guests try to break these rules all the time. Whether it be wearing inappropriate clothes or attempting to enter with a costume on, Disney has to enforce this dress code often. However, sometimes Guests slip through the cracks and walk around unreported.
A Guest visiting Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort was in for an unfortunate surprise when they saw a man walking around the Parks who had offensive Nazi insignia tattooed on his body. The Guest explains;
“Super random question based on our experience in MK today. We saw a guy with lots of very big Nazi tattoos – huge swastika, SS lightening bolt, the whole works. It was rather shocking because I thought Disney had a policy about requiring guests to cover up offensive tattoos etc. what is the policy and would it have been appropriate for us to point it out to a cast member?”
This report is very shocking, as Disney is usually very good at catching things like this. Hopefully, this Guest was addressed by a Cast Member and instructed to cover his tattoos. In order to keep Disney theme parks magical, we should all be mindful of what our appearance says to the vulnerable young Guests attending the Parks.