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Old 03-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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What rules would you like Disney to change?

I've been reading through threads and noticed how many are about whether or not you need to follow the rules. What rules would you like to see Disney change? Allow shorts at dinner? Save seats in the theater so the whole family doesn't waste time sitting there? Leave your veranda doors open? If people aren't following these rules, then obviously they'd prefer they weren't rules, right? What's the least popular rule? My DH would love to be able to wear shorts to dinner, at least some nights.
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On all 3 of our DCL cruises, we saw tons of ppl in shorts in the dining rooms. On our last cruise, we had a large family next to us still wearing bathing suits/coverups on FORMAL NIGHT! We don't judge and *did not* care, but we noticed. I think the only policing of dining room attire is on these boards because I don't see DCL enforcing their own policy. I think nice shorts are fine. We dress up most of the time because that is how we dress when we go to dinner at home. Have fun on your cruise!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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I've been reading through threads and noticed how many are about whether or not you need to follow the rules. What rules would you like to see Disney change? Allow shorts at dinner? Save seats in the theater so the whole family doesn't waste time sitting there? Leave your veranda doors open? If people aren't following these rules, then obviously they'd prefer they weren't rules, right? What's the least popular rule? My DH would love to be able to wear shorts to dinner, at least some nights.
Excellent topic! For starters, I would like to see DCL forbid visible tattoos on their ships.

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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Excellent topic! For starters, I would like to see DCL forbid visible tattoos on their ships.

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Unfortunately, that would eliminate most of their passengers above the age of 17. While I do not care if someone has one or not....I was shocked at how many people do have them.

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As a "people-watcher", observing others tatoos/piercings/eccentric dress are all part of my everyday enjoyment of life I just don't indulge.
I don't infringe you, don't infringe me.
It would become just another rule that would crop up as a subject on the Dis that the mods would have to "lock" after a day or so


Everything else I can usually get my needs met, or I'll adapt.
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I would inpose hight/weight requirements for certain bathing suits!

for men and women!
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I took my 8yo on a surprise trip. She had been picking out excursions she wanted to do for a long time and one of them was Jet Skiing. She loved it, until we had to go past the ship out into the rougher waters. I was talking to the company afterwards and said why do they have the little ones going out so far? She explained that Disney sets the course for them. She told me to write it on my comment card, which I did.

I would like Disney to take more caution. The rule of 8yrs is fine where the waters are a bit calmer, but they need to either cancel the excursion for parents with kids when the waters are rougher or make two courses one that stays inside the ship and a course for those people that want to go the full hour.
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I'd like for them to get rid of this waiting until 75 days out (or whatever) to book excursions. All the other cruiselines I've been on allow you to book your excursions pretty much any time after you book the cruise. This waiting around stuff and having everyone in a particular class trying to book all at once at midnight is nonsense.

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #9
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Not to start a debate, but I would like to see the "no smoking in staterooms" rule become "no smoking in staterooms or verandahs".

I don't have a problem with shorts at dinner -- once you sit down, who will know?
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I'd like for them to get rid of this waiting until 75 days out (or whatever) to book excursions. All the other cruiselines I've been on allow you to book your excursions pretty much any time after you book the cruise. This waiting around stuff and having everyone in a particular class trying to book all at once at midnight is nonsense.

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while it is a bummer to have to wait, most of the other cruiselines have also made payment required at the time of booking. i like that disney hasn't started the pre-payment (princess is the other one, for now, that i know of) so i'm willing to make the mad dash at midnight if that's what it takes.

for the lines that require payment at booking, if you want to use OBC for your excursion you have to wait to see what's still available aboard ship. for popular ones they might be sold out by then. so upsides and downsides to both methods.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #11
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I'd like for them to get rid of this waiting until 75 days out (or whatever) to book excursions. All the other cruiselines I've been on allow you to book your excursions pretty much any time after you book the cruise. This waiting around stuff and having everyone in a particular class trying to book all at once at midnight is nonsense.

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This is the first thing I thought of as well. If you book a cruise, you should be able to book excursions too. Or at least when it is paid in full. The new cruisers are at such a disadvantage & even us veterans on DCL may not get the excursions we really want to go on. The waiting game & countdown is definitely something I'd like DCL to change.

One other thing I'd like DCL to do is add the kids' club counselors to the tipping list or allow you to tip them. They work as hard as anyone else on the staff & are by far the best of any cruiselines, taking care of our precious ones. I always bring gift cards/candy/etc for them but would like to be able to tip them as well.

OP-good thread idea! Thanks!
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #12
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I'd like to see DCL get rid of the current future cruise booking rules.

They should allow for a voucher system where the customer gives Disney a set amount that will allow for a future cruise with discount and OBC. I think it's a shame so many people book cruises that they really don't want to take just to move to a later date.
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I would inpose hight/weight requirements for certain bathing suits!

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I agree with "no smoking in staterooms or verandas". On our 2nd Disney cruise I was so excited that we had a veranda, then extremely disappointed that there were smokers near us, they seemed to be smoking the whole time. All these years later, we still hesitate to get a veranda for that reason.
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Excellent topic! For starters, I would like to see DCL forbid visible tattoos on their ships.

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Really? Just curious, and not questioning your opinion in any way because of course, its yours and that's absolutely fine, but is it all tattoos that bother you or just the really huge ones, with skulls and snakes, etc?

I have a one inch pink rosebud just above my right ankle. I don't think you would ever notice it unless you were looking for it.
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