Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Disney announces new costume rules for Marathon Weekend, no Jedi robes

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 4:18 PM

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If you were hoping to run 26 miles in a layered Jedi robe this weekend, you're out of luck. Due to new security measures taking place at all Disney theme parks, the company has announced new costume rules for all upcoming road races. 

The Disney marathon weekend is upon us and runners typically like to dress up as their favorite characters, which they still can do if they follow a few new rules. 

According to, props that resemble weapons (except swords), billowy robes and full masks are now banned (sorry, Jedis) are no longer acceptable. As noted below, some of these rules don't apply to kids 13 and under. However, Disney has already banned costumes in the parks for guest older than 14. 

Here's the full list of the new costume-related race rules:  

For participants 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. 
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon and costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.  
However, for participants ages 13 and under, costumes and some masks may be worn, as long as the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible. 

And, for runners ages 14 and older:
  • Layered costumes that could conceal prohibited items are not permitted (e.g. Jedi robes).
  • 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. 
  • Weapons of any kind, or objects that appear to be actual weapons, including toy guns, are not allowed for any participants.
  • For everyone's safety, 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. Violators will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.
  • Headphones are discouraged due to audio messages that are placed throughout the course to ensure runner safety.
For more info on costume restrictions, check out their site here

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