Dressing for Disney

The Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida is home to four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses, dozens of fine dining choices and 30 different themed resorts. With so many different things to do, it can be difficult to know what to wear and how to dress for various activities, including dining.

Dress for the Weather

Disney World is in the heart of central Florida. The weather often is both hot and humid with a chance for rain. July and August see temperatures in the upper 90s to 100 or higher. Depending on the year, it also can be quite chilly during the winter months, especially after the sun sets. When planning a Disney vacation, check the weather forecast and choose comfortable clothing to suit the weather.

Lightweight tees and shorts are standard clothing choices for most Disney guests, but there are times when jackets and heavier clothing is essential for comfort.

Clothing Not Allowed in a Disney Park

Certain attire is considered inappropriate by Disney management and it may result in refusal of admittance, even if you already have paid for admission. These items include but are not limited to:

  • Excessively torn clothing
  • Any clothing with obscene language or graphics
  • Masks
  • Objectionable or obscene tattoos
  • Clothing that exposes excessive areas of skin that be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment
  • Any adult costume, outfit or clothing that can be seen as “representative of an actual Disney character” (WDW FAQs)

Can I Wear Shorts and Sandals to a Table Service Restaurant?

Most Disney table service restaurants allow tees, shorts and sandals in their dining rooms, especially the restaurants located within the different parks. Will you see some guests dressed in khakis, collared shirts, dresses and other “non-park” attire? Yes, but it’s not required.

Do Any of the Restaurants Have Dress Codes?

Several of the Signature Dining restaurants do have a basic dress requirements for guests. For men this means donning a pair of khakis, slacks, nice jeans or dress shorts as well as a collared shirt. Sport coats are options. For women, the dress code is capris, slacks, dress shorts, skirts, dresses and nice jeans. Hats, cut-offs, swimwear or cover-ups or torn clothing are not allowed. This dress code is for Signature Dining at the California Grill, Artist Point, Citricos, Jiko, Flying Fish, Narcoossee’s and the Yachtsman Steakhouse.

Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian has the most stringent dress code on property. Men must wear dinner jackets with dress slacks/pants and shoes. Women must wear a dress/cocktail dress, skirt with dressy blouse or dressy pant suit. Jeans, sandals, flip-flops and tennis shoes are not allowed.

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