Disney clarifies costume policy ahead of this weekend's Walt Disney World Marathon

Jan 05, 2016 in "Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend"

Following on from the revised park admission guidelines for guests wearing costumes, Disney has today moved to further clarify how the policy will apply to participants at runDisney events.

The new rules come into effect January 6 2016, just head of this weekend's Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. You can read the full policy at the official runDisney website.

All participants and their Guests may dress as their favorite character, but must follow these guidelines as determined solely by Disney.

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.

For runDisney participants ages 13 and under:

  • Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.

For runDisney participants ages 14 and older:

  • Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
  • Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)
  • Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.
  •  Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords, and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.
  • Guests may not wear masks of any kind.

Please note that while costumed attire may be worn during runDisney events, Guests 14 and older are not permitted to wear costumed attire in the theme parks. As a result, Guests may need to change their attire prior to visiting the parks after participating in a runDisney race.

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Article Posted: Jan 05, 2016 / 11:31am EST