Style Scandal: Women’s Outfits Take over Disney Park, Turn Heads

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Women in matching Disney princess outfits at Disneyland Park.

Credit: @i.v1994 via TikTok

More than a year after Disney Princess-inspired outfits caused a scene at Disneyland Park, a group of Disney Bounding-women once again stirred controversy among Disney Parks fans.

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Last April, clothing designer Teresa Jack (@teresa_jack on TikTok) shared a video of two women wearing her dresses as part of a Disney Bound at Disneyland Resort.

Disney Princesses Cinderella and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) interact with two little girls.
Credit: Disney

The incident brought attention back to the Disney dress code, which explicitly bans guests over 14 from dressing in costumes. Disney Bounds allow adults to dress in clothing evocative of their favorite characters without confusing little ones. However, Jack’s dresses blurred the lines. Multiple guests asked the women for photographs and autographs, “literally causing a scene.”

The women repeatedly told other guests they weren’t Disney Princesses and declined anything that would break theme park guidelines.

“At first, people just wanted pictures with them looking pretty, but then people mistook them for princesses, so they had to keep moving,” the designer wrote.

@teresa_jack

😭😭😭 instant princess dress! @karinagillette and @Vampy Kitty Claire are at Disneyland today causing a scene 😂 #princessdress #twirlingdress #twirldress #dresses #disneybound #disneybounding #disneyland #disneyboundchallenge

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In 2022, another Disneyland Resort guest and her daughter were forced to change out of Princess-inspired ballgowns. (The Disney dress code prohibits clothing that drags on the ground for safety reasons.) The disgruntled woman spoke out online afterward, claiming she and her daughter were “targeted” by security cast members and had previously worn the same outfits to Walt Disney World Resort without issue.

Guest in a green ballgown shares that she got dresscoded at Disneyland.
Credit: @gardenofarden on TikTok

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Last weekend, a video of a group of women in Disney Princess-inspired outfits amassed over six million views on TikTok. Itzel Vega (@i.v1994) spotted the women taking videos in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, garnering attention from countless nearby guests:

@i.v1994

I really want to see their point of view! ❤️ #disney #disneyland #disneyprincess #fyp #foryou #fy #foryoupage #disneyanaheim

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“TikTok, do your thing and help me find this video,” Vega wrote. “I really want to see their point of view!”

disneyland starbucks west and monorail
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Internet sleuths immediately found the video, posted by an influencer named Kel (@themeparkmom). Kel has previously come under fire for allegedly being rude to a Downtown Disney Starbucks employee, who eventually lost her job for speaking out about the influencer’s behavior.

@themeparkmom

Gold ⭐️ if you can guess all the Disney character bounds correctly… #club33 #disneyland #disneybound #disneybounding #disneyfriends #disneylandclub33 @Mommin’ With Molly @Lindsey @Allison Rafie @lacyinthepark @✨Rachel✨

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“Isn’t the girl in the green the one that yelled at the barista??” @car0l13 asked.

“It was cute until I found out it was themeparkmom,” @darlingxtina replied.

Other commenters weren’t bothered by Kel’s involvement but thought the outfits and filming were inappropriate for Disneyland Resort.

Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure
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“People have been tolerating rude public recording behavior and we need to stop it,” @vetgamer23 wrote.

“I would have kept walking right [through],” said @liberalismonewaystreet. “So stupid.”

“If you didn’t want to be in the way, you wouldn’t do it to begin with,” @kelly.carpenter610 replied. “Ridiculous.”

Mickey Mouse in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle
Credit: Disney

Some Disney Parks fans viewed the situation through a more positive lens.

“I’m sobbing,” @saunderaaaaa wrote. “Humans are so precious.”

“I love that everybody’s kind of giving them space and smiling watching them do it,” said @xoxodaisymai.

Are these Disney Princess-inspired outfits too close to costumes to wear to Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort? Share your thoughts with Inside the Magic in the comments.

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