A woman who visited Walt Disney World Resort says she had “dress code” on her shirt and was told by theme park staff to leave or get a shirt.
A woman who visited Walt Disney World Resort says she was “dress coded” by theme park staff, and the viral TikTok describing the alleged incident has sparked a wider debate over the organization’s dress code policy.
Content creator Nicole DeLosReyes took the family to the Orlando resort on Mother’s Day in early May, according to TikTok.
“Guys, it happened. I was given a dress code at Disney and was told to leave or get a shirt,” DeLosReyes said in the footage. “So now we get a shirt.”
In the seven-second clip, DeLosReyes showed her followers that she had been wearing a white button-up top.
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The video has garnered more than 7.9 million views, 1.2 million likes and 4,240 comments.
DeLosReyes did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Comments under the video were divided on whether it was fair to send people away over a shirt.
Some argued that the shirt could be considered inappropriate for a venue where children are present, while others saw no problem with the shirt DeLosReyes chose to wear.
“The amount of people agreeing with Disney’s dress code is crazy… At least you looked cute, girl,” one commenter wrote.
“You are” [sic] tops that aren’t even that revealing… they know Ariel is wearing a shell bra, right?’ Another commenter joked.
“They put everything on the website,” argued one TikTok user. “You could have gone to Disney Springs if it was such a big deal.”
“They don’t allow tops that are held together by ties/strings” [because] they can come loose or get stuck on something during rides,” reasoned another user.
Fox News Digital reached out to representatives from Disney Parks and The Walt Disney Company to clarify the organization’s theme park dress code and how it relates to DeLosReyes’ chosen shirt.
MagicBand check-in details for Disney hotels and theme parks were also requested. A response has not yet been received.
A few commentators accused DeLosReyes of deliberately breaking the dress code as an attempt to get a free shirt after TikTok users revealed last year that cast members sometimes offered merchandise vouchers to help cover the cost of new Disney-themed shirts.
DeLosReyes refuted those accusations of free shirts in the comments section by writing, “I didn’t do it on purpose. I don’t care about a free damn shirt, I just wasted a nice fit.
She also denied being given a shirt, which she says is why she went back to the hotel to change.
However, another TikTok user argued that DeLosReyes should have been entitled to a free shirt.
“If they watch your body, you deserve the free shirt lol,” the user wrote.
DeLosReyes elaborated on her experience and fashion choice in a follow-up video on Tuesday, May 10, in which she said she wasn’t really mad at Disney World.
“I’m over 21 and I went to Epcot,” DeLosReyes said. “I don’t know if any of you know Epcot, but you can drink all over the world. So there are a lot of adults who are thrown in the trash.”
She added: “It was a joke. I had no problem with it. I just thought it was funny. I went back to my hotel and changed my clothes and went back to Epcot.
A day later, DeLosReyes responded to a TikTok user to reiterate that she was not wearing the shirt on purpose. She took off her shirt what appears to be a dresser at Disney’s Beach Club Resort and showed one last time what it looked like.
“I love this shirt and this shirt loves me. Disney doesn’t,” DeLosReyes said. “People have opinions. People have policies. Sorry if I offended you.”
It is unclear whether Walt Disney World Resort still offers clothing for dress code violators.
Last year, TikTok user Amanda DiMeo showed her followers that members of the Magic Kingdom cast let her get a $75 ($A105) spirit sweater when they asked her to change her “under-boob” top.
DiMeo told Fox News Digital that the voucher limit was $50 ($A70), but an executive allowed her to get a higher-value shirt. The video has since been viewed 31.1 million times.
Walt Disney World Resort has published its current dress code on its travel booking website.
Clothing that Disney deems “inappropriate” and that “may lead to refusal of entry” includes clothing that “exposes excessive areas of skin.”
Other unwise styles are “excessively ripped clothes”; offensive material with obscene language or images, including tattoos; and costumes and masks for guests over 14 years of age.
“Appropriate clothing, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times,” Disney’s dress code reads.
“The parks are an informal, family-oriented environment. Ensuring that the parks are family-friendly is an important part of the Disney experience. In that spirit, we ask that you use your discretion and common sense.”
This article originally appeared in Fox news and is reproduced with permission.
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