RunDisney Releases New Rules for Costumed Participants
RunDisney establishes new costume guidelines for safety purposes.
Just days before runDisney’s first event of the year, the Walt Disney World Marathon on Jan. 10, officials released a new set of costume safety guidelines. Runners will still be able to don their favorite Disney character outfit for the race, but certain restrictions may require some slight costume adjustments.
Last month, the Disney theme parks increased their security measures for park guests as well, adding metal detectors and prohibiting guests 14 and older from wearing costumes. With more than 100,000 runners and spectators combined expected to attend the popular race weekend at the Magic Kingdom, these rules could help regulate the chaos of mass Disney crowds.
A few key rules listed in the runDisney Blog posted on Jan. 4 include:
- Runners who dress like Disney characters may not pose for photos or sign autographs for guests.
- Costumes may not include anything that resembles a weapon or could easily be mistaken for one.
- Runners cannot wear masks of any kind, lengthy Jedi robes or superhero capes, and costumes that may drag (Princess dresses) or conceal a weapon.
- Runners 14 and older must change out of their costumes after the race if they plan on re-entering the park.
Lastly, selfie sticks are prohibited on the course (as well as baby strollers, joggers, skateboards, backpacks, etc.).
RunDisney officials stress that failure to follow these guidelines will result in refused entry into the park and race. So dress accordingly!