Disney Heavily Enforces “Influencer” Rules, Ticketed Guests Refused Entry

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The new Magic Kingdom Central Plaza area between Main Street, U.S.A. and Cinderella Castle.

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While Disney is meant to be magical, it is also a business located on private property with its own rules and regulations. The rules must be followed, or else Disney has every right to deny any guest entry into their parks. While the rules are generally easy to follow, some guests may not know about them in detail, leaving them privy to breaking the rules, and being denied entry into Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and any other Disney park around the world.

Crowds in Magic Kingdom pre-pandemic
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At Disney World, guests can immerse themselves in a world of enchantment and excitement with a myriad of activities and attractions. From the magic of Cinderella Castle in the heart of Magic Kingdom to the futuristic wonders of EPCOT, the park offers something for everyone. Families can embark on thrilling rides like Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, TRON Lightcycle / Run or explore the whimsical landscapes of Pandora – The World of Avatar in one of the other theme parks.

EPCOT takes visitors on a global journey, sampling cuisines from around the world and experiencing cutting-edge technology. Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers a peek behind the scenes of movie-making, while Disney’s Animal Kingdom provides a safari adventure and encounters with exotic animals. Whether it’s meeting beloved characters, enjoying live performances, or indulging in delicious treats, Disney World promises a magical experience for guests of all ages.

Liberty Square Riverboat in the Magic Kingdom
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With so much to do, and because there are so many Disney parks fans around the world, many have begun to share their visits, tips, and tricks with the world via social media. Since the pandemic, we have seen the world of Disney influencers boom, with many creators using the theme park as their backdrop and their main source of content.

Many find these videos and content pieces helpful, as they can serve useful to guests planning a vacation, as well as those looking to cure the Disney blues. While you may not be visiting Disney World for the Christmas season, you certainly can watch a vlog, TikTok, or livestream on YouTube of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or the new Jollywood Nights event.

If you are deciding between a few different Disney resorts for your vacation and the photos on the Disney website are not enough for you, there are tons of creators who have filmed video tours of every room at Disney, as well as the resort itself so that you can get a deeper view and more information on the options for you and your family.

huge crowds at Magic Kingdom in front of Cinderella Caslte
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While there are tons of positive things that influencers provide when it comes to Disney in their content, there are some creators who are ruining the magic for everyone else.

Many creators have been using Disney, as of late, as a controversial subject in which they film themselves breaking the rules or attempting to get away with breaking the rules, in order to gain traction and views on their accounts.

One of the more popular rule breaks that we have seen is the dress code violation. As the park is a family theme park, guests must not be dressed too revealing, nor can their shirts depict vulgar images or language. Many women have filmed themselves attempting to enter Disney World with a bikini-style top on, in hopes of being “dress-coded”.

Before this became a fad, Disney understood that some guests would not be aware of the dress code and would offer them a free top of their choice to change into. Now that that kindness has been exploited, Disney will not even allow the guests in the park until they go and get a shirt from somewhere else.

N3ON banned from Walt Disney World
Credit: N3ON

Recently, live streamer N3ON went viral after he was trespassed from Disney. The YouTuber never stopped filming during his disrespectful encounter with Disney security, who were simply asking him to remove some of his filming equipment and put it away or in a locker. While filming is allowed at Walt Disney World, commercial filming is not. If you are using filming equipment that perhaps appears to be a little too advanced for a regular non-monetized social media video, the park has the right to tell you to put it away.

While this was not a rule that they have heavily acted upon in the past, it is one that they are certainly cracking down on now.

Recently, we shared that one podcaster was denied entry into Magic Kingdom due to having microphones in their backpack. While the creator had no ill intent with their gear, Disney still chose to deny entry. The guest, who had a paid ticket, was told to put the gear away before entering, and even a locker (located in the park) was insufficient.

Recently, Boing Boing outlined all of the rules that “influencers” must follow while at Disney. While the site was specific to those filming content, these rules do apply to all guests.

The Skyliner at Walt Disney World.
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The rules in which guests must follow are:

  • No external tobacco or alcohol: You cannot smoke in the parks, nor can you bring in your own alcohol.
  • No guns or ammunition: neither is allowed at Disney World. If you try to bring a gun into the park, security will find it and see if it is registered to you. If it is, you will be asked to bring it back to your car. If it is not, the authorities will be involved.
  • No violence, fighting, or war: If you are fighting or causing violence in the parks, you will be removed, and likely trespassed.
  • No promoting politics, social issues, activism, or advocacy: guests cannot force political views or promote them onto others.

The publication does not mention a large plethora of rules that Disney World has already set out of the park, including things like no commercial filming, following the dress code, and more. If you are unsure of breaking a rule, take a look here, at a full list.

Have you ever had any issues with Disney World’s park rules? 

If you are looking to visit Walt Disney World Resort for a magical vacation, the Walt Disney World Website can be a great tool to begin planning your trip! You can begin exploring their theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT. You can also take a look at their water parks where you can splash around in the chill of Disney’s Blizzard Beach (alongside new Frozen characters, Anna, Elsa, Sven, and Kristoff), or hit the waves at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. When you get hungry or want to go shopping, Disney Springs is the place to be, especially with World of Disney there ready to help you pick up some souvenirs! You can also begin looking for your Disney World Resort! If you are looking to stay at a Deluxe monorail Resort like Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa or a Value Resort where you can hop on the Skyliner like Disney’s Pop Century Resort, it is always fun to begin looking for a room that would best suit you and your party. Plus, it has all the information you need to know on Disney Genie+ so that you will be ready to go on your My Disney Experience app once you download it! Click here to check it out today.

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