• On Mar 10, 2017
    Lisa from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are celebrating my daughters 16th birthday at Disney and wanted to know if she can wear her ball gown into Magic Kingdom for us to take non professional pictures or if we can take pictures at any Disney resort in her ball gown?

    Hi Lisa,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Clearly, you are celebrating a very special birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort! Mickey and Minnie Mouse love to celebrate birthdays.

    The Walt Disney World Resort has specific Park Rules regarding attire in the parks. Guests 14-years old and older cannot wear costumes and clothing that drags the ground is not permitted. Whether or not your daughter would be allowed into the park with her ball gown really depends on what it looks like. If it looks like a princess costume, she may not be allowed entry.

    Taking the photos at a resort might be a better option. One of my favorite Disney photos is at 1900 Park Fare. For those dining there, a PhotoPass photographer takes photos in front of a mural just before the meal. Of course, all of the resort grounds are lovely as well!

    If you are able to gain entry into Magic Kingdom with your daughter in her gown, remember that the park is less crowded if you can gain entrance before it opens. You need to book an early dining reservation keeping in mind that guests are now allowed onto Main Street an hour before the park opens in preparation for the Let the Magic Begin show. On our last visit, we were able to take photos in Magic Kingdom before the park officially opened. We loved getting photos that made it seem like it was just us in the middle of the magic!

    Finally, I suggest that you contact Disney Floral & Gifts to explore other ways to celebrate your daughter on this special birthday!

    Happy Planning!


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