Disneyland Influencer Dress-Coded For “Security Issue,” Claims Being “Targeted”

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Guest in a green ballgown shares that she got dresscoded at Disneyland.

A TikTok trend that encourages Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort Guests to wear inappropriate tops to receive a free tee shirt got so popular this spring that Cast Members were instructed to stop giving out free clothing.

Disney Dress Code
A Guest given a free shirt after being dress-coded at Magic Kingdom. Credit: @toragrams

One Disney Parks influencer, Ashley Aiello (@gardenofarden), was dress-coded at Disneyland Park this week, but not for wearing an inappropriate shirt:

@gardenofarden

I cannot believe this happened. Has anyone else had this happen??😭😭😭 #dresscoded #disneyland

♬ original sound – Ashley Aiello

After entering the Park, Aiello changed into a ball gown to take product photos for her small business. Aiello makes Mickey Mouse ears and other Disney Parks inspired accessories.

Aiello wearing pink ears and an aqua ball gown.
Credit: @gardenofarden on TikTok

In a follow-up video, Aiello shared some photos of the dress she wore at Disneyland Park:

@gardenofarden

Replying to @katsdesgins Do you think I should have been dress coded??😅😬 #disneyland #dresscoded #ItsGreatOutdoors #AmazonMusicProudHeroes #PrimeDayDreamDeals #momsontiktok #xyzbca #CheetosReaperReactions #badmamatiktok

♬ Let’s Go To Disney – Fairview

 

In the video, Aiello explains that she visits Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort between one and three times a year and takes product photos for her small shop while on vacation:

“So, me being the extra person that I am, I got a ball gown to take in front of the Disneyland Castle for product photos with my daughter. This is what I was wearing. Nothing crazy… It was just a ball gown. I’ve seen lots of influencers take pictures with ball gowns; I’ve done it before at Disney World. I really didn’t think that there was anything wrong with it.”

Aiello and her daughter in dresses at Disneyland.
Credit: @Gardenofarden on TikTok

In a second video, Aiello shares that she was dress coded after changing into the ball gown and posting in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park:

@gardenofarden

Replying to @bettyrage73 Is Disneyworld more leniant than Disneyland? Thoughts? #dresscoded #disneytrip #disneyland #ItsGreatOutdoors #AmazonMusicProudHeroes #PrimeDayDreamDeals #momsontiktok #xyzbca #CheetosReaperReactions #badmamatiktok #momsoftiktok

♬ Let’s Go To Disney – Fairview

She maintains that the dress was “nothing wild” and she’s seen other influencers take photos at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in similar clothing before.

“I put it on for pictures right in front of the Castle to take product photos, and I was approached by a Cast Member and security and asked if I had anything else to change into. I said, ‘Yes, of course.’ And he said, ‘Well, you’re going to need to do that right now. This dress is a security issue,'” Aiello explains.

Related: Guest Screams Profanity at Disney After Getting Dress-Coded

Aiello was confused but says she quickly changed and didn’t fight with the Disney Park Security Cast Member. She felt she may have been targeted:

“And I’m thinking, like, okay, security issue for who? But I didn’t fight it at all. I ended up taking some pictures already. It was totally fine. But I have done this before at Disney World. So is this a thing? Was I targeted?”

Aiello showing a photo of herself and her daughter wearing dresses at Disney World.
Credit: @gardenofarden on TikTok

It’s important to note that in the photos Aiello shares of herself at Walt Disney World, her dress isn’t dragging on the ground like it was at Disneyland Park, which is likely why she was asked to change. This is explicitly mentioned in the Disneyland Resort dress code:

  • Excessively torn clothing or loose fitting clothing which may drag on the ground and create a potential trip hazard

More on the Disney Dress Code

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Disneyland Resort has strict apparel guidelines that must be followed when visiting Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney, and Disney California Adventure. From Disney:

The parks are a casual, family-oriented environment. We suggest you dress comfortably, wear good walking shoes and check the local weather report before you leave for the parks. Review our Pre-Arrival Tips to make sure you come prepared for a fun-filled trip!

Ensuring that the parks are family friendly is an important part of the Disney experience. In that spirit, we ask you to use your discretion and common sense.

Inappropriate Attire

Attire that is not appropriate for the theme parks (and which may result in refusal of admittance or ejection) includes but is not limited to:

  • Costumes may not be worn by Guests 14 years of age or older
  • Masks may not be worn by Guests 14 years of age or older (unless they are for medical purposes)
  • Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics
  • Excessively torn clothing or loose fitting clothing which may drag on the ground and create a potential trip hazard
  • Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
  • Clothing with multiple layers are subject to search upon entry
  • Visible tattoos that could be considered inappropriate, such as those containing objectionable language or designs
  • Bare feet
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Credit: Disney

For your safety and the safety of other Guests and Cast Members, it’s essential to wear proper attire and follow the Disneyland Resort dress code. 

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.

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