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  • On Feb 20, 2023
    Klutz from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I’m visiting Disneyland in a week and I need to know, can adults really not wear costumes? What if it isn’t Disney related? I usually dress clown-themed everywhere I go and I need to know if I’d be allowed to enter with clown-themed attire.

    Step right up, and welcome to planDisney, friend! You’ll be at the Big Top soon, Klutz, so let’s see how you can follow the Disneyland Resort attire guidelines while still clowning around a little! 

    According to the Guest Courtesy and Attire Policies, guests 14 and older cannot wear costumes or masks in the Theme Parks. So floppy clown shoes and full-face paint would not be allowed. But I don’t see why you can’t have some fun with your outfit while still following park guidelines. 

    Many guests, adults and children alike, enjoy Disneybounding at the parks. Instead of a costume, Disneybounding uses clothing color schemes and accessorizing touches to pay tribute to a character. It requires some creativity and imagination, and I’ve found that when I Disneybound, my park days are as exciting as a three-ring circus! 

    For example, you could wear bright red sneakers with fluorescent laces instead of oversized clown shoes. Throw on some suspenders and pin a small flower on one side. Mix stripes and polka dots, but keep it subtle. No clown wigs are allowed, but there’s no reason you can’t add gel to your hair for extra chuckles. And be sure to find some Disney PhotoPass photographers to commemorate your masterpiece. 

    Klutz, as long as you wear street-friendly clothes, I have faith that you’ll find a way to let your personality shine. However, remember that Cast Members will have the last word, so be sure to have a plan B outfit on hand if you have any doubt that what you're wearing will fly. Because I’ve seen a house fly, and I’ve even seen an elephant fly, but I’m not sure about clown costumes! 

    I’m sending happy thoughts that you can create the perfect ensemble for your trip. Like Dumbo says, "Some days deserve an extra dose of cute!" 

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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