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Woman, 23, says she got ‘dress-coded’ at Disney World for her ‘inappropriate’ top

Woman, 23, reveals she got ‘dress-coded’ at Disney World for wearing an ‘inappropriate’ crop top – so what DOES ‘The Most Magical Place On Earth’ deem to be suitable?

  • Tori Cannella, 23, was visiting the Magic Kingdom in Orlando in a pair of denim cutoff shorts and a skin-baring black top 
  • An employee told her she was violating the dress code and took her to a gift shop, where she was given a free T-shirt to wear
  • Disney says it ‘reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate’
  • The company offers a brief list of guidelines for what might be considered ‘inappropriate’, but says staff can ban other outfits based on their own review
  • Tori admitted she can see the problem while watching footage over herself 

A Florida woman says her revealing black crop top got her ‘dress-coded’ at Disney World — and she ended up with a free T-shirt to cover up in.

Tori Cannella, 23, was visiting the Magic Kingdom in Orlando in a pair of denim cutoff shorts and a skin-baring black top when an employee notified her that it was against the park’s dress code.

But because Disney is in the business of making magic — not enemies — the park employee simply brought her to a store and gave her a free Walt Disney World tee to wear instead.

A Florida woman says her revealing black crop top got her ‘dress-coded’ at Disney World

Tori Cannella, 23, was visiting the Magic Kingdom in denim cutoff shorts and a black top when an employee notified her that it was against the park's dress code (pictured on a different visit)

Tori Cannella, 23, was visiting the Magic Kingdom in denim cutoff shorts and a black top when an employee notified her that it was against the park’s dress code (pictured on a different visit)

The most magical place on earth – IF you follow the dress code! Inside Disney’s clothing regulations

Disney states on its website that it ‘reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other guests’. 

The company lays out several guidelines for guest attire, however it notes that staff have the right to refuse admittance to anyone that they believe is wearing ‘inappropriate’ attire, even if that outfit is not banned within the list of rules, which prohibits: 

  • Costumes and costume masks worn by anyone over the age of 14, except at Halloween and Christmas events, or relating to specific Star Wars outfits 
  • Clothing with objectionable material, including obscene language or graphics
  • Excessively torn clothing 
  • Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment 
  • Clothing that touches or drags on the ground 
  • Objectionable tattoos
  • Although wearing multiple layers is allowed, those who do so may be subject to search upon entry to the parks 

‘So yeah I just experienced getting dress coded at Disney,’ she wrote in her video, which has been viewed 6.6 million times in just three days.

‘I mean, I kinda agree w them looking back at this video,’ she added.

In the clip, she focuses on her outfit, which consists of jean shorts with a silver-colored chain belt.

On top, she’s wearing a long-sleeve black crop top, which falls at her waist and barely closes with two ties at the front.  

She is also holding a slip of paper, which may explain the dress code violation, though the words are illegible in the video.

But while Tori conceded that her outfit might not have been the most appropriate thing to wear to a theme park, she noted in the comments that the employee who flagged her crop top ‘was not very sweet about it’, suggesting that she could have been ‘in a bad mood’ or perhaps ‘had it out’ for her.  

In the video, she is holding a slip of paper, which may explain the dress code violation, though the words are illegible in the video

In the video, she is holding a slip of paper, which may explain the dress code violation, though the words are illegible in the video

Tori filmed herself following an employee through the park and ending up at a store, where she was given a yellow T-shirt from Disney's 2020 Holiday collection that retails for $24.99

Tori filmed herself following an employee through the park and ending up at a store, where she was given a yellow T-shirt from Disney’s 2020 Holiday collection that retails for $24.99

According to Disney World's website, 'Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate'

According to Disney World’s website, ‘Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate’

Tori filmed herself following an employee through the park and ending up at a store, where she was given a yellow T-shirt from Disney’s 2020 Retro Holiday T-Shirt collection that retails for $24.99.  

Tori said the employee who stopped her 'was not very sweet about it but maybe she was in a bad mood,' suggesting that she 'had it out for me'

Tori said the employee who stopped her ‘was not very sweet about it but maybe she was in a bad mood,’ suggesting that she ‘had it out for me’

According to Disney World’s website, ‘Disney reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. 

Attire that is ‘not appropriate for the parks’ can include clothing with objectionable material like obscene language or graphics, excessively torn clothing, and clothing which ‘exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment.’ 

In the comments on Tori’s video, a former Disney employee chimed in to say ‘the rule is that your top can’t have just a string to hold it together.’ 

Many of the other commenters were in agreement that Tori’s top was too revealing and ‘inappropriate,’ with a few pointing out the possibility of a wardrobe malfunction on certain rides.

However, some suggested that they might wear something similar on purpose to get a free shirt.

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