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  • On Sep 12, 2023
    Nancy from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was wondering if it’s okay to wear tshirts that are not related to Disney. Example, cute anime cartoons, fav musical artist, etc. (Nothing offensive, words, phrases). I just didn’t have the time to shop for disney tshirts for my trip. Thanks! :)

    Hi Nancy,  

    You’re as welcome as can be here at planDisney, and especially welcome at Disney Parks! I’m so excited for you, as your wonderful trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is nearly here and you must be finalizing your packing. I love that you asked this question because I’m an avid rule follower and always want to be sure I am aligned with protocol and policies no matter the situation. Let’s look at your outfit options for this special vacation!

    Yes, it’s absolutely allowed to wear non-Disney clothing and your instinct about avoiding anything offensive in this international, family-friendly environment is spot on. Please see the Guest Courtesy and Attire Policies for additional details and peace of mind that you’re making the right choices in your selections to bring on vacation. Advertisements and social media posts can make it seem that everyone is always wearing Disney attire, but I want to assure you that you'll see many tastes and styles represented on your trip every day.

    My recommendation is always to wear what is comfortable, appropriate for your activity level and weather forecast, and something that expresses your authentic self! While it can feel like it’s breaking the rules of the world you’re immersed in, non-Disney character attire is perfectly allowed. I’ve seen Guests showing house pride for another magical world and many favorite musical artists or international animation represented. Your tee choice may even spark a connection with other Guests in an attraction queue who have similar tastes.

    I like the special photos that we take with Disney PhotoPass Service and on our own devices to match the environment that we pose in on any vacation. Whatever you choose, your smile and joy radiating from the photo is what others will notice most when you share your vacation memories.

    There will be many opportunities to purchase some Disney themed clothing once you arrive, Nancy! All Disney Resorts Collection hotels, and even many other hotels near the resort property, will have a gift shop with a fun selection of resort themed, general Disney styles, and seasonal merchandise. There are so many options for a Disney tee around the Walt Disney World Resort that you may want to leave an outfit or two unplanned in your packing so that you can purchase and wear something new on your trip. Here are some of my favorite places to shop for souvenir tees:  

    I hope this eases your mind and helps you select some favorite tops to pack for your trip. I typically pack one complete outfit for each theme park day plus a few extra shirts for any mid-day changes or evening dinner refresh on these warm days.

    As our pal the Genie says to Aladdin, just “beeee yourself” and you will have an amazing time!

    Wishing you a magical vacation, 

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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