2 women who were asked to change out of ‘inappropriate’ tops at Disney World say the theme park’s rules are inconsistent

2 women who were asked to change out of ‘inappropriate’ tops at Disney World say the theme park’s rules are inconsistent

  • Two TikTokers said they were recently asked to change out of “inappropriate” tops at Disney World.
  • The company says it enforces a dress code to maintain “family-friendly” environments.
  • The women described the rules as inconsistent, as they’d been allowed to wear revealing shirts there.
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Disney World says it enforces a dress code to help maintain “family-friendly” environments across its properties in Orlando, Florida.

But two women who said they were recently asked to change out of “inappropriate” tops while there said the theme park’s rules aren’t consistent.

The women told Insider that Disney World employees had asked them to change out of shirts that they’d previously worn at the theme park with no issues. One said she was left feeling embarrassed when she was asked to cover up.

In a TikTok video posted in May that’s been viewed nearly 28 million times, Amanda DiMeo said she’d gotten a free shirt at Disney World after wearing a top that the theme park deemed inappropriate.

She said in the video that she’d worn a shirt that showed her underboob and was given a voucher for a free shirt to change into as she walked into Magic Kingdom.

DiMeo previously told Insider that while she “felt fine” about the experience and “was happy” to get a free shirt that day, she had been unaware that her top broke Disney’s clothing rules.

“I actually wore that shirt before in Disney, back in January,” she told Insider.

A screenshot from Amanda DiMeo's TikTok video of her with a pink shirt at Disney World.

Amanda DiMeo showing the free shirt she got at Disney World.

Amanda DiMeo/TikTok

On Friday, Alyssa Schueller posted a TikTok video about experiencing almost the same situation in Epcot. Her video has been viewed nearly 4 million times.

In an email to Insider, Schueller said that she “wasn’t aware” of Disney’s dress code before visiting and that she didn’t know “a single person” who checks company clothing rules before visiting amusement parks.

What made Schueller particularly frustrated, she told Insider, was that she’d worn the same bikini-style top to Animal Kingdom earlier that day and had “no issues.” She said she was approached by a Disney employee after arriving at Epcot for a dinner reservation.

She recalled the employee saying she wasn’t allowed to wear the top she had on and pointing out the thin ties that held it together.

“I questioned him about having no issues earlier in the day at Animal Kingdom and he said, ‘Well they shouldn’t have allowed you in,'” she said.

Schueller said she was left feeling “embarrassed” by the experience.

“I was with both of my parents and my older sister, and we were late to our 2:15 p.m. dinner reservation,” she said. “We had to sit and wait until 4 p.m. to eat, wasting the majority of our day for a romper that showed nothing but a torso and shoulders.”

Schueller said that while the employee who’d escorted her to an Epcot gift shop was “extremely nice and patient” and even helped her pick a new shirt, she still felt that Disney World needed to rethink its rules.

“Having a dress code isn’t a terrible idea, but I do think Disney World needs to be more consistent on enforcing it,” Schueller said. “I went to Animal Kingdom later in the day and again had no issue with what I had on. I also checked the dress code later on out of curiosity and nothing in there mentions ties on clothing.”

Representatives for Disney World did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.


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