Can You Wear Costumes To Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?
With the recent opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and it’s arrival later this summer at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, fans’ enthusiasm for all things Star Wars is reaching fever pitch. However, when it comes to visiting the parks, you’ll want to take note. As much as this magical land will make you feel fully immersed in the Star Wars universe, you’ll want to leave those Stormtrooper, Ewok or Kylo Ren costumes at home!
When it comes to dressing the part, Star Wars and cosplay have always gone hand, in hand. From Comic Cons to Halloween visits to the theme parks, it so natural to don those Jedi Robes or create your own Princess Leia costume especially for the occasion. However, according to the official rules laid out by Disney, there are some BIG restrictions when it comes to guests heading to Galaxy’s Edge.
As of going to print, Disney has a NO COSTUME policy at all of the theme parks. This includes Galaxy’s Edge The only time guests are able to gain admittance to the theme parks while in costume are for special ticketed events like Mickey’s-No-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Here’s Disney’s official stance on dressing up for Galaxy’s Edge:
“The current Disneyland Resort costume policy will be in effect in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Costumes may not be worn by guests 14 years of age or older. Appropriate Disney bounding — dressing in outfits inspired by favorite characters — is permitted.”
Disney considers inappropriate attire to be the following:
- 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
However, as you can see from the images above showing visitors during the opening of Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort, not being able to wear costumes doesn’t mean you can’t dress like you come from a galaxy far, far away These visitors found a way to enhance their Disney experience and get in on the fun within the parameters of Disney’s costume policy.
And for those who may be disappointed with Disney’s stance on costumes please know that the policy is there for good reason. After all, if guests showed up in costume, it would be very difficult for Disney guests to distinguish between who is a cast member or Disney employee and who isn’t. If you see a costumed character during your visit to Black Spire Outpost you and your small children can interact with them in confidence that they officially work for Disney.
Costume Policy for Kids 13 and Under
If you’re travelling to the Disney theme parks with kids the policy is a little bit different. As you may already know, there are shops at the theme parks that even specialize in costumed makeovers like Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Pirates League. Because you are less likely to confuse a small child in costume with a Disney employee the restriction are a bit more lenient and are as follows:
For Guests Ages 13 and Under
Costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible.
So what happens if you do show up at the theme parks in costume? If it’s not for one of Disney ‘s Halloween events be prepared to be turned away. Disney reserves the right to refuse entry to and or remove guests from the park unless the outfit in question can be modified to adhere to the policies outlined above.
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