- A TikToker says she got a $75 shirt at Disney World for free after breaking the dress code.
- Some people say they want to try her “hack”; others say doing so will put a strain on employees.
- Disney’s website says it can deny admission or remove people who wear inappropriate clothes.
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It’s no secret that merchandise at Walt Disney World is expensive — but one TikToker claims to have a hack for saving money.
Amanda DiMeo, a TikTok star with more than 800,000 followers, posted a video last week in which she claimed to have gotten a $75 Disney World shirt for free after breaking the theme park’s dress code at Magic Kingdom.
“OK guys, new Disney hack,” DiMeo said at the start of her video. “If you’re wearing a shirt that shows a little underboob, they’ll write you a ticket when you first enter Magic Kingdom — I’m not sure about the other parks — but they’ll write you a ticket so you can get a free shirt at the nearest gift shop.”
“I just got a $75 T-shirt just because I was wearing a shirt that was exposing my underboob a little bit,” she continued. “So yeah, if you want free Disney shirts, that’s the hack.”
Her video has been viewed nearly 25 million times at the time of writing after being posted on May 20. It’s also received more than five million likes.
Amanda DiMeo shows a pink shirt that she says she got for free at Disney World.
Many people took to the comment section of DiMeo’s video and said they’d try a similar method next time they visit Disney World. Some Disney fans, however, were less enthusiastic about the video, and argued that breaking the theme park’s dress code only puts pressure on employees, also known as cast members.
“Oh cast members despise people like you,” one TikTok user wrote. “They don’t give things away that are over $50. Also, they don’t give things away very often. It’s very rare.”
“Please don’t abuse this,” another person wrote. “They’ll just pull the feature & send people back to change. As a cast member, I can say that this isn’t always the case.”
Disney World’s website states that “proper attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times,” as its theme parks are “casual, family-oriented” environments.
“Ensuring that the parks are family-friendly is an important part of the Disney experience,” the website says. “In that spirit, we ask you to use your discretion and common sense.”
The website also says that the theme park “reserves the right” to deny admission or remove anyone who chooses not to abide by the dress code.
Inappropriate clothing, according to Disney, includes clothing that’s “excessively torn,” clothing that features “obscene language or graphics,” and clothing that, “by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment.”
Representatives for Amanda DiMeo and Disney World did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
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