Tuesday, January 5, 2016

runDisney releases new costume and safety guidelines for Disney events

runDisney has released a number of changes to is costuming guidelines and security procedures for its events at the Disney Parks in light of recent security changes implemented at Disneyland and Disney World.

While the new guidelines implemented earlier by the Disney Parks is that no one over 14 years of age could wear costumes, runners will be able to wear costumes during the running events, but not while attending the parks.
©Disney publicity photo
Runners participate in the  2014 Walt Disney World Marathon.

The new costume policy includes the following provisions:

• Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.

• Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.

• Guests who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other guests.

• Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.

• Layered costumes, that could conceal prohibited items, are not permitted.

• Costume props, including those that surround the entire body (e.g. Death Star, UP House) are not permitted.

• Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground. (e.g. full-length Princess dresses)

• Capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist.

• Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts, and hats are acceptable.

• Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus.

• Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face.

• No masks are allowed.

Other safety guidelines include:

• All runners, costumes, and bags are subject to screening prior to entering the event staging areas.

• Weapons of any kind, or objects that appear to be actual weapons, including toy guns, are not allowed.

• Selfie sticks, baby joggers, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, skates, scooters, bicycles, skateboards, canes, crutches, walkers, walking sticks, and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course

• Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure runner safety.
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