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  • On Nov 9, 2023
    Josie from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I dress in drag when I coming to Disney world?

    Hi there Josie, and welcome to planDisney!

    Walt Disney himself put it best: "To all who come to this happy place... welcome." If there's anything that we've learned over the past 100 years of The Walt Disney Company, it's the power of the stories told through countless films that inspire people of all ages to become who they're meant to be, and to feel safe to be themselves in a place that values Inclusion as a cornerstone that drives everything at Walt Disney World Resort and beyond. 

    In my personal experience, you should feel safe to dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable for a day at the Theme Parks - just keep in mind that there are certain attire policies currently in place that may limit what anyone of any gender can wear, whether it's a full gown that drags on the ground or even layers of Mandalorian armor under a full helmet. Cast Members and their leaders often use their discretion to determine what is or is not admissible in the Theme Parks and Resorts but I am always reminded of moments like the tall, heroic veteran who I watched as they took shots with Disney PhotoPass living their best life in a dapper dress, or the proud parents whose daughter chose to step out in style as a valiant knight at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. In each of these instances it was heartening to see how much support they all received from all of the Cast Members and fellow guests alike. (If you're still a bit uncertain during your upcoming visit this month, it does not hurt to pay a visit to the friendly folks at Guest Relations just in case you have any intricate parts to your look that you might want to discuss with them.)

    Even Mulan risked harm and ridicule to herself by choosing to dress up as a soldier, but her story also empowered so many young people in the Nineties to be brave and true to your heart. If you can imagine, it wasn't that long ago when even women working at Walt Disney World Resort were required to wear skirts for certain roles and all Cast Members had to adhere to strict rules about the length of their hair or what they were allowed to wear based on their gender; today we see a world that continues to change and new policies that have allowed more folks to dress comfortably and express themselves as who they are. Even an attraction as classic as Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress conveys how the changing norms of what we wear isn't a necessarily new or modern concept, but something that constantly evolves with each new Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow.

    I hope that you, or anyone embarking on any journey at a Disney Destination can do so authentically and safely and receive the kindness that everyone deserves as they enjoy their day happily at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    In the words of Elsa, "Show yourself, step into your power".
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