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rance 01-20-2013 06:27 PM

I feel embarrassed for the servers when they make them parade around and put on a show waving napkins etc.
Also seemed to interrupt the dinner service and distract the servers flow.
Their job is busy enough, if I want a show ill go to the theatre.

Anyone else feel this way or am I getting old and grumpy lol.

jdb in AZ 01-20-2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rance (Post 47252160)
I feel embarrassed for the servers when they make them parade around and put on a show waving napkins etc.
Also seemed to interrupt the dinner service and distract the servers flow.
Their job is busy enough, if I want a show ill go to the theatr

they know it comes with the territory. And lots of passengers cheer for them. Personally, I'd rather the waiters didn't do their parades, but I'm a bit of a curmudgeon that way.

PrincessShmoo 01-20-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by rance (Post 47252160)
I feel embarrassed for the servers when they make them parade around and put on a show waving napkins etc.
Also seemed to interrupt the dinner service and distract the servers flow.
Their job is busy enough, if I want a show ill go to the theatre.

Anyone else feel this way or am I getting old and grumpy lol.

Doesn't bother me. If I had a job that I found parts of embarassing to do, I'd probably quit. It's not like DCL is forcing anyone to have that job. They apply for it and accept job offers just like everywhere else. They know what's included in the job.

Weedy 01-20-2013 06:39 PM

Do you see the kids faces when they can stand on their chairs and wave their napkins. Priceless!!

CT Mom of 3 01-20-2013 07:00 PM

Now that I think about it, they didn't do it on our Fantasy cruise in July. They did last year on the Dream though. I thought it was a little silly but whatever.

lbgraves 01-20-2013 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Weedy (Post 47252302)
Do you see the kids faces when they can stand on their chairs and wave their napkins. Priceless!!

This!!! ^^^^^^

This is one of my favorite pictures from our 2006 cruise. DD was 6 and her and her friend kept waving their napkins over their head. They were laughing because they kept getting each other with them. We were all actually disappointed that there is no napkin waving or any other type of party type activity in the MDRs on the Fantasy. They don't even do the parade on pirate night.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n...psd6781cc9.png

Weedy 01-20-2013 07:26 PM

Great Picture. This is what it's all about.

dbarker 01-20-2013 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by rance (Post 47252160)
I feel embarrassed for the servers when they make them parade around and put on a show waving napkins etc.
Also seemed to interrupt the dinner service and distract the servers flow.
Their job is busy enough, if I want a show ill go to the theatre.

Anyone else feel this way or am I getting old and grumpy lol.

No. I see it as fun and having a good time. The little kid in me wants to come out and play.

EPCOTatNight 01-20-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by rance (Post 47252160)
I feel embarrassed for the servers when they make them parade around and put on a show waving napkins etc.
Also seemed to interrupt the dinner service and distract the servers flow.
Their job is busy enough, if I want a show ill go to the theatre.

Anyone else feel this way or am I getting old and grumpy lol.

I feel embarrassed for them also. It doesn't bother me, but I guess I project how I would feel onto them. I feel for the few that look like it's embarrassing them, not the others that seem to be into it. With that said, I'm fine with them doing whatever. I like the show.

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Originally Posted by PrincessShmoo (Post 47252200)
Doesn't bother me. If I had a job that I found parts of embarassing to do, I'd probably quit. It's not like DCL is forcing anyone to have that job. They apply for it and accept job offers just like everywhere else. They know what's included in the job.

Most people are happy to be employed and are willing to deal with a few minutes of embarrassment. Quitting isn't a realistic possibility for the majority of people. You don't have to be forced to do something for me to feel for you.

MND 01-20-2013 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by rance (Post 47252160)
I feel embarrassed for the servers when they make them parade around and put on a show waving napkins etc.
Also seemed to interrupt the dinner service and distract the servers flow.
Their job is busy enough, if I want a show ill go to the theatre.

Anyone else feel this way or am I getting old and grumpy lol.

You should see what I have to do at work sometimes! :rotfl2:

TLSnell1981 01-20-2013 08:08 PM

Embarrassed..not at all. It's part of "the show".

Meghatron 01-20-2013 08:21 PM

I've a head server who turned down a promotion to Palo because he loves the family atmosphere in the MDRs, including the parades. He not only called DD a princess every night, he treated her like royalty, too. So no, I'm not embarrassed. I paid for a Disney cruise. Does anyone ask if the people at WDW are embarrassed during their performances? There's a reason why just being in the parks as a CM is called "on stage," as opposed to on specific areas.

lbgraves 01-20-2013 08:26 PM

If it wasn't on a Disney ship, then maybe. I have known many adults onboard without kids standing in line to have their picture taken with a giant mouse and his friends. ;)

pannm 01-20-2013 08:42 PM

I agree...this is a DISNEY ship. And these people apply for this job and probably get a job description and what is expected of them before they accept or reject it.

If people have issues with 'dancing servers' on DCL, maybe the Disney experiance isn't what they are looking for. It's the goofy, happy, silly, fun, magical stuff that happens at Disney or on a Disney ship that make it stand out and make it special and memorable.

Disney offers a much different setting than other cruise ships. The people who work there should know that they may have to do a little extra 'silly stuff' because that's what makes Disney special and stand out above the rest as far as a family cruise line goes.

If they didn't think that it entertained, DCL probably wouldn't do it...and the workers knew what they were getting into when they started it.

cruisinwithmaandpa 01-20-2013 08:51 PM

They also do this on RCL, NCL, and CCL, it's all part of the job.


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