Why you’ll be able to’t put on Star Wars costumes in Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge
Disneyland’s new Star Wars land, Galaxy’s Edge, invitations friends to roleplay as members of the Resistance, First Order, or smuggler trade in a galaxy far, distant. However the park requests that friends “14 years of age or older” not put on costumes, notably people who look too just like Star Wars characters.
For Star Wars followers, this coverage may really feel like a merciless Imperial mandate, however there’s some logic behind Disney Park’s longstanding costume coverage. Right here’s the official rule from Disneyland web site:
The present Disneyland Resort costume coverage shall be in impact in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Costumes might not be worn by friends 14 years of age or older. Acceptable Disney bounding — dressing in outfits impressed by favourite characters — is permitted.
The unstated purpose behind the rule is to maintain park-goers secure, and never enable bad-intentioned friends to misrepresent Disney and its characters.
Think about this situation. Galaxy’s Edge forged members carry out because the citizen of Galaxy’s Edge fictional planet, Batuu, together with a handful of iconic characters from the sequel trilogy, like Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and Rey. They make themselves obtainable to friends to reply questions, take pictures, and preserve the phantasm of the park.
Nevertheless, if a costumed visitor wished to trigger hassle, they might trick different friends in to believing they’re official members of the forged, giving the opposite friends dangerous steering and being a normal nuisance. It’s not onerous to think about a bro dressed as Han Solo making impolite gestures to an unsuspecting household’s Polaroid. No one needs that Solo.
So, for worry of dangerous friends inflicting hassle, the remainder of us can’t stroll round this meticulous recreation of the Star Wars universe, going about our greatest Luke Skywalker LARP (even when you spent $199.99 on a lightsaber to finish the look). It’s a irritating rule, notably as a result of Disneyland sells official costumes contained in the park. Company over the age of 14 are requested to not put on the costumes till they exit.
As talked about within the park’s official guidelines, Disneyland does advocate another that has been elevated by its most hardcore followers: bounding.
Right here’s how Stephie Grob Plante described Disneybounding at our sibling website, Racked:
Disneybounding, or constructing an outfit of on a regular basis items across the coloration palette of a Disney character’s most iconic getup, first emerged as a pattern in 2012 and has solely gained reputation since. Touted because the workaround to Disney’s rule prohibiting full costumes for park-goers over 14, Disneybound started as a Tumblr and thrives as an Instagram account that’s 135Ok followers sturdy.
I count on we’ll see extra Disney-focused blogs instructing friends on easy methods to sure when visiting the park. Right here’s an instance from WDW Journal that converts a Stormtrooper costume into an athletic leisure look.
I’m unhappy I can’t go to Galaxy’s Edge in my good Lobot costume, and but, I stay up for the rise of the Darkish Vader well being goths.