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Old 11-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #31
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If they aren't going to enforce it?
The reverse of that is: Why do people choose to do what they want and not follow a dress code or not follow rules! As long as there are those who feel that rules apply to everyone else but them, many establishments will continue to overlook bad behavior and do nothing!

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #32
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Maybe its me but i dont get how another persons attire affects your dinner unless its offensive
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:03 PM   #33
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Again, shorts of any type, non offensive t-shirts, and any footwear other than flip flops are ok under the current dress code (or at least the one I read as recently as a few weeks ago). People are following it, but maybe the code itself isn't as restrictive as some would like.

Someone posted language that said dress shorts were required but I can't seem to find anything that indicates that language is more than just a suggestion. Is this new language and could we get a link to it?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:18 AM   #34
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Dress shorts are merely a suggestion.

I think a large part of the issue is calling the whole thing a CODE.

It isn't.

It is a guideline. It is a suggested way to dress. But it really isn't a code at all.

In fact--if you look at the Disney site where you make reservations, for the Signature Restaurants you'll see the language "Dress Code GUIDELINES". The word "required" does not appear anywhere.

So the only enforceable part of the whole thing are those very few items expressly stated as "not permitted" in the dining room.

And does anyone else find it somewhat humerous that they say (for men) "Jackets are optional".

I can probably count on two hands and one foot the # of times I've seen anyone in a jacket at a WDW Signature restaurant
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:00 AM   #35
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Dress shorts are merely a suggestion.

I think a large part of the issue is calling the whole thing a CODE.

It isn't.

It is a guideline. It is a suggested way to dress. But it really isn't a code at all.

In fact--if you look at the Disney site where you make reservations, for the Signature Restaurants you'll see the language "Dress Code GUIDELINES". The word "required" does not appear anywhere.

So the only enforceable part of the whole thing are those very few items expressly stated as "not permitted" in the dining room.

And does anyone else find it somewhat humerous that they say (for men) "Jackets are optional".

I can probably count on two hands and one foot the # of times I've seen anyone in a jacket at a WDW Signature restaurant
Perhaps the signatures should put a cut-out of Capt Barbossa next to the guidelines in each lobby.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:10 AM   #36
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Good!

Or maybe just "shirt and shoes must be worn"

But anyway, here's how the Disney restaurant reservation site mentions the subject:


http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/din...ifornia-grill/

Just CG as an arbitrary choice--it's the same for all the Signatures. Note the word "guidelines" and the absence of the word "required'??

And "business casual" isn't mentioned at all---
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:01 AM   #37
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I have to agree.
We were at California Grill at the Contemporary--dressed up for a nice dinner. Surrounded by cargo shorts, t-shirts and flip flops. It was odd.

I say just open it up, don't even mention dress code and let everybody just wear what they want. There literally is NO DRESSCODE no matter how nice. There will always be people just rolling in from the parks.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:33 PM   #38
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Where, specifically, did you see a dress code go unenforced?
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I have to agree.
We were at California Grill at the Contemporary--dressed up for a nice dinner. Surrounded by cargo shorts, t-shirts and flip flops. It was odd.
To my way of thinking, I would find it odd if diners 100 yards from a theme park were NOT wearing theme park attire.
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Where, specifically, did you see a dress code go unenforced?
The only places I've seen the dress code not be enforced are the in-park signatures. We ate at Brown Derby last week and there were so many ball caps in the dining room. I understand that pretty much anything goes in the park restaurants. I've never encountered the same at a resort signature, though.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:38 PM   #42
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The only places I've seen the dress code not be enforced are the in-park signatures. We ate at Brown Derby last week and there were so many ball caps in the dining room. I understand that pretty much anything goes in the park restaurants. I've never encountered the same at a resort signature, though.
Though not the OP, I had unenforced code, er, guidelines at both CG and AP. Both times involved what I would consider slovenly shorts and sandals/flip-flops, and one also included t-shirts and ball caps. In no instance did the diners behave poorly, nor would I ever suggest there is a connection, but it is still a slight shame that folks can't be bothered to dress up just a little better for a signature restaurant. Then again, I find dressing up heightens a night out for me.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #43
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We always eat at signature restaurants and this last trip saw many people told that they were not dressed appropriately. I was surprised and thought that the guests must have felt embarrassed. I was glad those the enforce not since we always dress up.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:44 PM   #44
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We dress up for signature meals but I honnestely have to say that I don't care what other people wear. We are there as a couple/family and couldn't careless about the others. I would be more annoyed by loud people wearing suits then by quiet people wearing park attire.
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We always eat at signature restaurants and this last trip saw many people told that they were not dressed appropriately. I was surprised and thought that the guests must have felt embarrassed. I was glad those the enforce not since we always dress up.
And Disney turned those folks away? The Cast Members actually told them they couldn't enter the restaurant and enjoy the meal for which they had a advanced dining reservation?
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