230 Mickey Mouse Outfits, 20,000 Shirts, and 4 Belle Dresses–Welcome to Walt Disney World Costuming

Walt Disney World employs more than 60,000 Cast Members working in positions ranging from house keeping to train engineer. Each day someone has to get these Cast Members dressed for the day–Welcome to Walt Disney World Cast Costuming.

1. Cast Members know what costume their position requires each day


2. They pick out the correct size from row upon row of shirts, pants, and jackets.

RFID helps Disney and cast members track costumes

Finding a costume using RFID inside Disney's Epcot Operational Costuming Center

Inside Disney's Epcot Operational Costuming Center

3. Mickey Mouse has a costume for every occasion–he has more than one costume to dress like an artist.

Costume tags show various Mickey Mouse outfits

4. Picking out shoes here may be an issue, unless you’re a size forty.

Buzz Lightyear's shoes 5. Gowns for every occasion

Belle's formal dress from "The Beauty and the Beast" show

6. This dress will be used in the afternoon parade

Ariel's dress from 'The Little Mermaid' show

7. Every day costumes must be repaired, because even Ariel tears her dress sometimes

One of Donald Duck's summer costumes

These photos come from a Tumblr post that can be found here.

The pure size and complexity of the Walt Disney World resort has always astounded me. For both the guests and cast members, the sheer size is one of the biggest draws and causes of hardship. For this reason, I will always prefer Walt Disney World’s quainter sibling, Disneyland. See a video here of the costume process at Disneyland.

Walt Disney World will continue to have my jaw drop because of it’s sheer size and mind blowing mechanics.

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Would you ever want to work at Walt Disney World?

4 comments add your comment

  1. Hello my name is Charles OShea I am a form cast member. I just received a letter saying that I still have a five items. I am looking thought my closet and all I have is one item. I am hoping that someone can help me by giving me an email so I can get in touch with the proper people. I will return the item I have, and if anything I am will to pay for the item even thought I do not have them. Thank you in advance for your help.

  2. My dream is to work at Disney world I would literally do anything as long as I’m apart of Disney world I couldn’t imagine a better job I’m 21 and it’s still my dream I love love love Disney world!!!!

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