View Full Version : Another Dining Question - Eastern Magic

02-06-2005, 09:02 AM
I've searched the board and found lots of helpful information, but I am still wondering about how the dining rotation impacts my packing. I know you get a dining rotation APLAPLA, PLAPLAP or LAPLAPL... and I know Lumieres is semi-formal no matter what night you go. That being said, what nights are semi formal, formal and pirate night? I just want to understand if my rotation could end up with my needing an extra night of semi-formal dress? Not to mention, Palo! I'm a control freak and not having this figured out is stressing me out!!!


02-06-2005, 09:28 AM
We just were on the 1/22/05 Eastern. Formal Night is Sunday. Semi-Formal is Thursday. We had APL rotation, so we were in Lumiere's on Monday & Thursday. We had Wednesday at Palos. As a result, the 9 adults in our party wore at least semi-formal for Sunday night, Thursday night and Wednesday at Palos. We decided to do casual dinner wear (dockers, polo shirts, etc.) for Lumiere's on Monday night vs. 4 nights of dressing up. We certainly didn't feel out of place in Lumiere's with business casual on Monday, but I certainly recommend dressing for the formal, semi-formal and Palo dinners.

Pirate night is on Tuesday after day at St. Maartan. It's casual dinner wear. A few guests wear eye patches or pirate hats to dinner, but nothing to outlandish. Regardless, you'll receive a pirate dew (sp?) rag at dinner to wear and most guests went this route. They've had some complaints I guess that Pirate night is after a long day in St. Maartan, starts at 9:45pm w/fireworks not going off until 10:45ish, then the next day in St. Thomas it's mandatory that everyone on the ship get up by 6:30 or 7:00am to go through the U.S. Customs check in the Walt Disney Theatre. However, the reasoning makes sense, as it's the only time that the ship isn't on a rushed schedule and the captain can take time to position the ship so the wind carries the fireworks away from the ship.

02-06-2005, 09:33 AM
I will be wearing the same thing for formal and semi formal nights-a dressy black skirt-long, and a glittery top and jacket. I'm also bring another blouse so I can swap it out, if I want to.

DH is bring a suit for these nights.

02-07-2005, 01:34 PM
and I know Lumieres is semi-formal no matter what night you go. Not quite right. If you are in Lumieres on Pirate Night you WILL be out of place if you are dressed "semi-formally" :goodvibes I treat Lumieres like all of the other restaurants on "non themed nights" in other words I wear slacks and a polo shirt (I know, it's a lot harder for all the ladies out there;) )