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jrm11697
02-13-2012, 11:06 PM
Will 2 teenage boys think the dinning rooms on fantasy (or Dream since Fantasy is not out yet)? We feel that they will think its to "prissy" and "girly". Especually the garden room (forgot the real name)

I hope they dont but just want to be sure

MelissaE1
02-13-2012, 11:39 PM
Well, if they're like most teenage boys they are probably more concerned about the food than the ambiance of the restaurant, lol.

We have only been on the classic ships, but neither my teenage son nor my husband said anything about the new restaurant(s) looking "girly" when I showed them the pictures, although they didn't seem quite as impressed as me. :confused3

I really wouldn't worry about it, it's a Disney cruise. The restaurant decor probably won't be a major factor for your teens. :)

TDC Nala
02-14-2012, 07:48 AM
If they don't want to eat in the restaurants because they don't like the way the restaurants look, there's loads of other places they can eat.

Justacruiser
02-14-2012, 08:06 AM
there is always a prince or some other male figure in the Disney themes. Somebody should be with the young maiden in the Enchanted Garden. Might as well be a teenage guy!

mmouse37
02-14-2012, 09:23 AM
Well if they do you could always say that literally thousands and thousands of other teenage boys ate there and made it out alive...lol!!! It's dinner....I am sure they would be more interested in the food than decor. It is not like they would be judged by their peers for eating in a fancy dining room....:rotfl:

MJ

kcashner
02-14-2012, 11:27 AM
Sorry, but if that is their biggest concern in life...they must have a pretty good situation! I think they'll survive, and if not, they can eat at Pluto's.

Figment_Fan
02-14-2012, 11:45 AM
We were on the Dream last July. DS was 16 at the time and he didn't say anything about the dining room decor. The food on the other hand - he had lots to say, when his mouth wasn't full. He loved it. Trying new foods, being able to order without anybody telling him "isn't that enough?" Then with more freedon on the ship, he probably snuck off for many other things to try. At least from his noting how good such and such was, and did you know you could get . . . at this place, or at this time they put out food over by the . . .
How the heck he doesn't look like a ship is beyond me. And, at 6' 189 pounds, he wants to add a few so that he can be better on the football line. Oh to be young again.

Teenage boy - very visceral. Mostly mouth and stomach, and raging hormones. Keep their attention on the food, there are bikinis on board. Many other distractions than the decor. Good Luck. And enjoy. I'm already dreading next year when we send ours off to college.

jrm11697
02-14-2012, 03:15 PM
I don't think they will really mind. maybe im stressing out over all this planning!! :scared1:

njdisneylovr
02-14-2012, 03:19 PM
My two teenage sons aren't upset with the decor, they are fuming mad about dressing up. They didn't mind it when they went to their semi-formal at their high school, but they are not happy about the formal night, or wearing polo's and khakis for that matter!

Zandy595
02-14-2012, 03:55 PM
My DS16 didn't say a word about the dining room decor on the Dream. He was all about the food. ;)

jrm11697
02-14-2012, 05:36 PM
Also... can we skip formal night? because i probably wont feel like dressing up and my family probably wont either...

MND
02-14-2012, 05:50 PM
Also... can we skip formal night? because i probably wont feel like dressing up and my family probably wont either...

No one will force you to go to formal night. It's not a prison ship.

MND
02-14-2012, 05:53 PM
My two teenage sons aren't upset with the decor, they are fuming mad about dressing up. They didn't mind it when they went to their semi-formal at their high school, but they are not happy about the formal night, or wearing polo's and khakis for that matter!

Seriously; they are "fuming mad" about having to wear a collared shirt and long pants to dinner? Really? Does one of your sons go by the name "The Situation"? :)

Mike

jrm11697
02-14-2012, 06:52 PM
Seriously; they are "fuming mad" about having to wear a collared shirt and long pants to dinner? Really? Does one of your sons go by the name "The Situation"? :)

Mike

My kids could handle that. They would do formal night but they would definitly do something different. maybe we can go to cabanas or room service...

njdisneylovr
02-14-2012, 08:39 PM
Seriously; they are "fuming mad" about having to wear a collared shirt and long pants to dinner? Really? Does one of your sons go by the name "The Situation"? :)

Mike

You are a real treat, my friend. You must be a real joy to be around.

ilovetexas
02-14-2012, 10:25 PM
If you choose to skip formal night, then skip it. Eat in the buffet or order room service. Although, it's a great time to have family portraits taken. That's what we did on our last cruise.

I've got a teenage son, too and he might think an Enchanted Garden was a bit prissy but he really wouldn't care so much as long as they were feeding him!

Zandy595
02-15-2012, 06:25 AM
Also... can we skip formal night? because i probably wont feel like dressing up and my family probably wont either...We really like going to the main dining rooms, but we don't like to dress up. I may be in the minority here, but we wear the same type of outfits (pants/nice top) on formal night that we wear on cruise casual nights. No one ever looks at us weird and we don't get kicked out. And we are still more dressed up than some of the crowd. I say as long as you don't wear shorts, jeans, tank tops or t-shirts; nobody is going to care.

IncredibleboysMom
02-15-2012, 11:18 AM
We were on the Dream last May and my boys were 5, 7, and 11 at the time. We ate at the Enchanted Garden for lunch the day we boarded, no complaint. Dinner was at Animator's Palate the first night. They loved it. Second night was dinner in the Enchanted Garden and they didn't like it, and neither did we. The next night we were supposed to go to EG again, but instead went to Cabanas. This was much more casual, and had a great view of Nassau since we were still in port. The next night was supposed to be the Royal Palace, but DH and I ate at Palo so we had lunch here instead. It was beautiful and I would have loved dinner there, but the boys again didn't care for it much. I think the "fanciness" makes them uncomfortable. They would have been happy just eating at the fast food places by the pool for every meal. On the next cruise (Fantasy, October) I may just let them!

MND
02-15-2012, 12:11 PM
You are a real treat, my friend. You must be a real joy to be around.

You are welcome! Enjoy your cruise!

:banana::banana::banana:

Niebz
02-15-2012, 01:02 PM
For those who don't want to dress up , no need to skip the main dining room or eat at Cabanas if you don't want to. It says right on the navigator, formal attire is optional. We choose to dress up but lots of families do not so it's not like you would feel out of place.:goodvibes

tylerandalexsmom
02-15-2012, 02:12 PM
We were on the Dream last October. I have a teenage son, and he never said a word about the decor, although he is OVER posing for pictures with the characters (at WDW too -- so now I just let him have the camera and he's happy as a clam).

As for the restaurants, he was just happy to be on his first cruise, and LOVED that he could have as much food as he wanted :cloud9: -- the first time he went to the quick service by the pool he said "You mean we don't have to pay?!" At dinner, he discovered that if he didn't like something, our server would bring him something else to try; and if he DID like it, they would bring him MORE! (He ended up having at least two desserts every night after he figured that out!) We went to WDW for 4 days after the cruise, and he was bummed about having to get back into the habbit of only getting one of everything (and not being able to switch if he didn't like it!) :lmao:

MelissaE1
02-15-2012, 03:12 PM
They would have been happy just eating at the fast food places by the pool for every meal. On the next cruise (Fantasy, October) I may just let them!

We'd probably be OK doing the quick service and buffet as far as food goes as we're not too picky about it (although I wouldn't give up my Palo visit!) The thing I would miss most doing this is the wonderful relationship we (especially my kids) always develop with our serving team, especially on the 7 night cruises. It's one of the highlights!

jrm11697
02-15-2012, 03:19 PM
We may make them go to each room at least once, if they don't like enchanted garden, for example, we wont make them go. Its a vacation i dont feel like we need to force them to go or do certain things.

They aren't likely to get into trouble if we let them go RS or Cabanas. They deserve some flexibility. They worked hard in school and this is their reward!!!

Florida Dreamin'
02-15-2012, 03:32 PM
I had the same thought process as your boys being a high school student. Just tell them to concentrate on the food. Especially the juicy meat ny strip. :)

4HOLIDAYS
02-15-2012, 04:39 PM
We took our 2DS(13,15) in OCT on the Dream and they had no problem with it. We ointed out lots of little details,like we always do, and I think that makes them appreciate it more. They were most happy with the amounts, quality of food. Our server would bring them a mix and nmatch of entrees and dserts. They even wanted to go for other meals as well-for things like eggs benedict.

They were good in suits, jackets,collars...as long as after dinner and pics,etc...they were allowed to make a break for the clubs.

The boys loved it so much they asked for us to go back 1 more time while they will be in seperate clubs so we go again in April. Sadly, I will have to shop for neww dress clothes as they just keep growing!

jrm11697
02-15-2012, 06:06 PM
I had the same thought process as your boys being a high school student. Just tell them to concentrate on the food. Especially the juicy meat ny strip. :)

That was on the Wonder when we went in '06. One of the best steaks i have ever had. Pretty sure it was in Triton's. or Parrot Cay. I can't remember but i do remember that steak. :) i hope its on the fantasy!

Florida Dreamin'
02-15-2012, 07:02 PM
That was on the Wonder when we went in '06. One of the best steaks i have ever had. Pretty sure it was in Triton's. or Parrot Cay. I can't remember but i do remember that steak. :) i hope its on the fantasy!

Yeah, on the Dream it was in The Enchanted Garden! :)