Mum on family holiday told to 'cover cleavage' at Disneyland resort

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A curvy mum-of-three has filed a formal complaint against Disneyland in California after staff ordered her to cover up her cleavage.

Melissa Behnken, from San Diego, was on a family holiday at the California Adventure Park in Anaheim with her children and US marine husband Stephen, who had just returned from deployment.

But she says her family vacation was ruined when a park employee told her to cover up because, in his opinion, she was showing too much cleavage for the "family-friendly" attraction.

According to the, she said: "This gentleman out of nowhere comes up to me and just says, 'You need to pull your top up' and I was looking at him like excuse me? Are you serious?

"I guess women with large chests are expected to wear turtlenecks their whole lives.

"This was our first family vacation and for me it was ruined."

According to, the woman received a call from a Disneyland representative upon her return home to San Diego apologising for the park attendant's behaviour.

She added: "Maybe they need to do more exclusive training on what is OK to say to people that come there."

The Daily Mail reports that Disneyland's website says there is a dress code, stating: "Attire that is not appropriate for the theme parks (and which may result in refusal of admittance) includes but is not limited to: Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment."

However, looking at pictures of the family's trip, it looked as if Ms Behnken was well covered in an animal print top and black jumper.

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