Don’t spoil the magic.

Disney truly cares about it’s guests. That is why there are rules in place at the Resort – the rules are enforced to make sure the guests have the best experience possible, whether it be there first time to the World, or the 500th. On this page you will find a few rules and regulations that you are expected to follow while in the parks. This is for the safety and comfort of the guests and cast members.

Smoking in the Walt Disney World Resort is prohibited, except in designated areas. These areas are shown on guide maps accessible throughout the park. Smoking areas are usually away from areas with heavy guest flow.

Guests must wear a shirt/top and shoes at all times. Bathing suits are prohibited, except in the two water parks.

Flash photography is forbidden on all indoor attractions and indoor live stage shows/performances. This rule is strictly enforced for the safety of performing cast members, as well as for the comfort of other guests.

Video taping is prohibited on all movie/cinema style attractions (such as Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, and The American Idol Experience) as well as certain attractions.

Before you enter the parks, you are required to go through a bag check. Any backpacks, purses, camera cases, etc. will be thoroughly checked by Disney Security CM’s before you are allowed to enter the parks.

When enjoying an attraction, please remember the rules. That is – keep your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the vehicle at all times, no smoking, and no flash pictures.

Some attractions should not be experienced by everyone. Disney requires riders to be of a certain height on some attractions. Please follow these rules – Disney cast members will measure guests who do not seem to be tall enough – and they will not be permitted to ride.

Disney’s rules are simple and straightforward. If you do not comply, however, you may be asked to leave the park.

These rules were collected from attraction safety spiels, stage-show spiels, guide maps, in-park signs, cast members, and common knowledge. Photo by jaqian.