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Women are being asked to change out of ‘inappropriate’ tops at Disney World, but visitors say the theme park’s rules are inconsistent

Summary List PlacementDisney World enforces a dress code to help maintain "family-friendly" environments across its Orlando, Florida, properties, according to the company's website. But according to women who have recently been asked to change out of "inappropriate" tops while there, the theme park's rules aren't always consistent. Instead, two women who spoke with Insider said Disney World employees asked them to change out of shirts that they previously wore to the theme park with no issues. One also noted that they were left feeling embarrassed when asked to cover up. @amandaaadimeo Free Disney shirt hack #fyp #disneyworld #disney ♬ Castaways...

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Disney World enforces a dress code to help maintain “family-friendly” environments across its Orlando, Florida, properties, according to the company’s website.

But according to women who have recently been asked to change out of “inappropriate” tops while there, the theme park’s rules aren’t always consistent.

Instead, two women who spoke with Insider said Disney World employees asked them to change out of shirts that they previously wore to the theme park with no issues. One also noted that they were left feeling embarrassed when asked to cover up.

Amanda DiMeo was the first to go viral on TikTok for getting a free shirt at Disney World after wearing a top that the theme park deemed inappropriate.

She said in a video on May 20 that she wore a shirt that showed her underboob, and was given a voucher for a free shirt to change into as she walked into Magic Kingdom. Her video has since been viewed nearly 28 million times.

While DiMeo previously told Insider that she “felt fine” about the experience and “was happy” to get a free shirt that day, she also noted that she was unaware her top broke Disney’s clothing rules.

“I actually wore that shirt before in Disney back in January,” she told Insider.

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Alyssa Schueller then posted a TikTok video on Friday that showed her experiencing almost the same situation in Epcot. Her video has been viewed nearly 4 million times at the time of writing.

In an email sent to Insider, Schueller said she “wasn’t aware” of Disney’s dress code before visiting, and pointed out that she doesn’t know “a single person” who checks company clothing rules before visiting amusement parks.

But what made Schueller particularly frustrated, as she told Insider, was that she wore the same bikini-style top to Animal Kingdom earlier that day and had “no issues.” It was instead in the afternoon, according to Schueller, that she was approached by a Disney employee after arriving at Epcot for a dinner reservation. 

She recalled the employee saying she wasn’t allowed to wear the top she had on, and him specifically pointing out the thin ties that held her shirt together.

“I questioned him about having no issues earlier in the day at Animal Kingdom and he said, ‘Well they shouldn’t have allowed you in,'” she said. 

As a result, Schueller said she was left feeling “embarrassed” by the experience.

“I was with both of my parents and my older sister, and we were late to our 2:15 p.m. dinner reservation,” she said. “We had to sit and wait until 4 p.m. to eat, wasting the majority of our day for a romper that showed nothing but a torso and shoulders.”

While Schueller also noted that the cast member who escorted her to an Epcot gift shop was “extremely nice and patient” and even helped her pick a new shirt, she still feels that Disney World needs to rethink its rules.

“Having a dress code isn’t a terrible idea, but I do think Disney World needs to be more consistent on enforcing it,” Schueller said. “I went to Animal Kingdom later in the day and again had no issue with what I had on. I also checked the dress code later on out of curiosity and nothing in there mentions ties on clothing.”

Representatives for Disney World did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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