So we’ve done quite a bit of coverage on Disney shoes, and even hosted a battle between Crocs and Disney x Native shoes!
And because we do the hard work so you don’t have to, we also wore Crocs all day at Disney World! Although they’re a perfectly suitable shoe for the parks, there is something important that Crocs-wearers need to know before coming to Disney World.
There is ONE place in Disney World where Crocs aren’t *technically* allowed — on escalators! That’s right, if you’re wearing Crocs and need to take an escalator, signage indicates that your chosen shoes are not welcome! The following photo was taken at Disney Springs at the bottom of an escalator, and, yep, those are Crocs behind the big red stripe.
So why in the world would you not be allowed to wear a very popular theme park shoe — one that Disney themselves sell!! — on escalators in Disney World? Well, we looked into it! This is because there have been incidents where Crocs have gotten caught in the escalators — which is obviously unsafe. This apparently happens more often to Croc-wearing kiddos.
In fact, on a recent trip to EPCOT’s Land pavilion, we saw the evidence for ourselves: the escalator was closed because two Crocs-style shoes were STUCK at the bottom! So it’s a real thing, guys. It can actually happen.
The rule of no Crocs on escalators has been around for quite a while, but it’s something people may not even realize when walking by! Is the rule super-enforced? Probably not. I’ve never seen anyone go to Disney jail for wearing Crocs on escalators. It’s likely more of a “we warned you; you can’t sue us” kind of move. But we were intrigued by the sign and figured some of you might be as well!
Do you wear Crocs at Disney World? Let us know in the comments!