Until this year, adults were banned from wearing Disney character costumes, including long Disney Princess-style dresses, during Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort.
Exceptions were not even made for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. With the Magic Kingdom Halloween party canceled this year and numerous other changes to the Disney Parks experience, Walt Disney Company officials made the call to allow grown-ups to fully immerse themselves in the magic and wear costumes to Disney World this year.
Today marks the official start of the Halloween season at all Magic Kingdom theme park, with fall and Halloween decorations hung, new Autumn character cavalcades in full swing, and costumes everywhere Guests turn!
Instagram user @momapprovedtravel shared her Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Potts outfit, which perfectly matches the famous “Purple Wall”!
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The Halloween season has officially started @waltdisneyworld 🎃🎃 While there is no Halloween parties this year, there are mini character cavalcades and yes, you can dress up at the parks, including adults . #disney #disneyig #disneygram #disneyside #disneyhalloween #disneyaddict #disneyfan #disneylife #waltdisneyworld #disneyparks #monstersinc #monstersuniversity #sulley #mikewazowski #pixar
Another Instagrammer @gentlemansdisney showed off his Monsters, Inc. pride with full Monsters University regalia. We love that even his mask is Monsters U themed! Mike and Sulley would be proud.
Instagram user @atomic_april created a stunning Lumiere costume, complete with matching face mask.
Finally, YouTube channel The Tim Tracker shared a video that included an incredible Princess Aurora costume on a Guest near Cinderella Castle. Her iridescent pink and blue gown is truly stunning! You can find the real-life sewing maven, who made this costume herself, on Instagram (@rockabilly_filly).
View additional footage of this Princess Aurora costume at Magic Kingdom today in the full video below:
According to a Disney Parks Blog post, costumes may be worn by Guests 14 years of age and older from today through October 31 and must adhere to these guidelines:
To bring some Halloween party fun into the park this year, for the first time guests of all ages can wear your funniest, Disney-ist, most creative costumes during Magic Kingdom Park regular operating hours from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31. As an important reminder, costume masks are not permitted for adults; only children younger than 14 years old are permitted to wear costume masks.
Are you excited that adult costumes are allowed to be worn at Magic Kingdom park this year? If you have plans to visit Disney World, which Disney character are you going to be?
Allow the experts at Academy Travel to help you plan the perfect Walt Disney World Resort vacation for your family. They will help you take advantage of all the Halloween fun that EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and Disney Springs have to offer this fall season. Contact them for a free quote today!