Over the past week, a debate has ignited over what types of clothing should and should not be allowed in a Disney Park. It all began when one post about a couple who wore shirts in the Parks that many deemed inappropriate — the woman’s shirt read “I Wanted The D” and the man’s shirt read “I Gave Her The D” — went viral on social media. While some considered it an adult joke that kids would not understand anyway, many called for Disney to step up and not allow those types of shirts in the Parks.
It appears that Disney and its Cast Members may have become aware of how many Guests were bothered by clothing like that, and they are now being a little bit more strict about their clothing requirements. Another image was shared on Twitter with a woman claiming that she was kicked out of a Disney World Park after wearing a tank top very similar to the one that caused the online uproar. The woman claims that she has worn the top to Disney Parks before, without incident, but this past trip was different.
Here we go!
“So after wearing this shirt for over 2 years during our Dinsey World trips, today my husband and I got kicked out!
This is ridiculous. If your child understands the joke, then it’s your parenting that should be judged, not my shirt.
People are too sensitive!”
Here we go! ? pic.twitter.com/siNM3wiViO
— Gratuitous Disney Memes (@GratDisMemes) October 27, 2021
Disney has always reserved the right to deny Guests entry into the Parks — or ask them to leave — if they deem what they are wearing as inappropriate. Disney’s dress code reads:
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.Exceptions:
- 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
In the past, Disney has allowed some Guests to receive a shirt from one of Disney’s many gift shops free of charge to wear around the Parks instead of the inappropriate shirt. However, some social media posts have encouraged visitors to wear unacceptable shirts on purpose as a way to get free clothes, so it looks like Disney may be cutting back on the free clothing and simply telling Guests they can’t come in.
Do you think shirts like this should be allowed at Disney Parks?