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Old 07-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #76
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To be fair I'd be willing to pay for it, maybe the 69 they want for adding an extra adult could be the adult without child? Or they could find some other way to offer something like this for adults? They really need more stuff for adults who don't care to drink. It's not even so much that I'm judgey on the subject as that I flat out hate the flavor of most alcohol and the last thing this diabetic needs is a ton of the sweet fruity drinks that I will drink. So having other stuff available for adults like me would be nice.

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I will say that other cruise lines offer High Tea on sea days for free. A very elegant and fun experience. I am willing to pay for the trinkets for my little princess, I think it should be offered for free for adults???
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:11 AM   #77
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I took my daughter to this on the cruise beginning June 29th on the Fantasy. It was $270. No 15% service charge. Larger Princess autograph/photo book (it is gold on the outside). She absolutely loved it. She got the autograph book, pen, charm necklace and charm bracelet (princesses gave additional charms for the bracelet), Cinderella doll pictured above, tiara pictured above, and Cinderella jewelry box. FYI--the charm necklace and bracelet, doll and autograph book are not for sale on the ship (I asked about additional charms as my daughter was celebrating her birthday onboard and I wanted to purchase more).

My daughter has severe food allergies. The concierge and our head server worked together to ensure all food served to us was safe for her allergy set.

To us, it was worth every penny. My daughter had a great time.

ETA: On our statement, it is listed under BBB, however, no dress or makeover was involved.
Thanks for the information! We are sailing concierge in October and hope it will still be available. Could you comment on which day you had this experience? Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:46 AM   #78
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To be fair I'd be willing to pay for it, maybe the 69 they want for adding an extra adult could be the adult without child? Or they could find some other way to offer something like this for adults? They really need more stuff for adults who don't care to drink. It's not even so much that I'm judgey on the subject as that I flat out hate the flavor of most alcohol and the last thing this diabetic needs is a ton of the sweet fruity drinks that I will drink. So having other stuff available for adults like me would be nice.
This isn't a regular tea. It is a character event for kids (especially girls). They used to have high tea on the ships..but they stopped it, so obviously it wasn't worth it for them.

As an adult alone I wouldn't pay 69 for a character event with just tea. I can't see many who would, otherwise they would do something like that.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:26 PM   #79
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I wish Disney had a tea for adults. DH & I had tea with Alice, and well, it was not what I had hoped for!

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I second that! I would love for them to offer a real high tea again in Palo. I write it on every DCL evaluation I turn in.

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #80
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Could you comment on the quality of the doll? The ones at the Grand Floridian look more like American Girl dolls and the one in your post did not look of the same quality. I am sorry if this was already addressed in another post. I searched but didn't see anything.

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The doll we got at the Grand Floridian was the My Disney Girl Doll-she was much prettier and better quality than the one in OPs picture. They now have those big eyed dolls-they kinda creep me out with their Betty Boop eyes.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:34 PM   #81
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So they get rid of the adult High Tea, and then bring this in with no option for adults with no kids. Just one more way DCL is making me feel like I'm not really welcome as part of a family that only consists of 2 adults. I really miss the days when they really did try to make everyone feel like they belonged there.
I can relate. I know my entire group of adults would willingly pay for the adult tea experience like Palo used to have, but they give all these reasons why it is not feasible. It was sold out and it doesn't take any more room than they use to hold this one for the children. I think Disney is missing the boat (pun intended) on this-who do they think pays for the DCL vacations?!?!?
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:15 PM   #82
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This sounds like a completely different experience from the Palo tea, which was all about the food rather than the guest list.

Our Palo server on the Magic last month told us that the reason tea was discontinued was that although the slots were filled in advance, there were a lot of cancellations and no-shows. Apparently people decided they didn't want to leave their sea day activities in mid-afternoon, change clothes, and actually go to the tea. That is plausible, because we did see a lot of empty tables the last time we did tea at Palo. I can believe that people are more willing to do brunch and then spend the rest of the day lounging.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #83
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Thanks for the update. So were you concierge? If not, how did you find out about it? Navigator?

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We were concierge. They called us a week before we cruised.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:48 PM   #84
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Do you feel that the bracelet and necklace are good quality? And being that you can't get them on the ship can we add charms to it? Did they tell you where or how to get more?
I was told they are sold in the parks (and Downtown Disney). We did not have time to stop, as we had an early afternoon flight. I am going to try to order online.

ETA: For my daughter, I thought it was a great quality. It didn't feel cheap at all. I guess I will find out for sure when I investigate getting more charms.

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Thanks for the information! We are sailing concierge in October and hope it will still be available. Could you comment on which day you had this experience? Thanks.
We were on an eastern caribbean cruise. It was on Tuesday (St. Thomas) at 3 pm.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:17 PM   #86
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This sounds like a completely different experience from the Palo tea, which was all about the food rather than the guest list.

Our Palo server on the Magic last month told us that the reason tea was discontinued was that although the slots were filled in advance, there were a lot of cancellations and no-shows. Apparently people decided they didn't want to leave their sea day activities in mid-afternoon, change clothes, and actually go to the tea. That is plausible, because we did see a lot of empty tables the last time we did tea at Palo. I can believe that people are more willing to do brunch and then spend the rest of the day lounging.
I think part of the problem was the time they scheduled it too late in the afternoon (4pm if I remember correctly) and for individuals with main seating, it was right on top of dinner. I just think tea on an elegant ship is a wonderful and relaxing thing. Our Palo server on the Fantasy tried so hard to make a "tea" for us, bless his heart! We had all the desserts with bottomless cups of tea, but I still missed my savory, sandwiches and scones.
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This sounds like a completely different experience from the Palo tea, which was all about the food rather than the guest list.

Our Palo server on the Magic last month told us that the reason tea was discontinued was that although the slots were filled in advance, there were a lot of cancellations and no-shows. Apparently people decided they didn't want to leave their sea day activities in mid-afternoon, change clothes, and actually go to the tea. That is plausible, because we did see a lot of empty tables the last time we did tea at Palo. I can believe that people are more willing to do brunch and then spend the rest of the day lounging.
I could absolutely see this happening. Signed up for wine tasting on a recent local vacation and opted to stay poolside instead. Called to cancel, but they had not filled up anyway. Many people probably sign up for things just so they have the option of doing an activity, especially if it free. It is probably why many of the newer activities have costs.
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I do not wish to come off as pompous, but isn't this experience afternoon tea not high tea. There is a world of difference. I don't know why it bothers me that the term high tea is being used for this type of meal, but here (in England), high tea is completely different and is more of an early dinner with a meat dish such as stew or shepherds pie. The sandwiches, cake, scone meal is afternoon tea. Is it different in the USA?
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I do not wish to come off as pompous, but isn't this experience afternoon tea not high tea. There is a world of difference. I don't know why it bothers me that the term high tea is being used for this type of meal, but here (in England), high tea is completely different and is more of an early dinner with a meat dish such as stew or shepherds pie. The sandwiches, cake, scone meal is afternoon tea. Is it different in the USA?
Lol! You are not pompous at all, we Americans just have no clue what we are talking about in regards to tea! We think of "High Tea" being classy or uppity, and have no clue that it really refers to "a meal served at tea time on the high tables in pubs." I will admit, I also once thought of afternoon tea, with scones, tiny finger sandwiches, tea in dainty tea cups, and ladies in pretty dresses, as "High Tea" then I did research and realized I was wrong! Now it irks me when people refer to afternoon tea as high tea.
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Lol! You are not pompous at all, we Americans just have no clue what we are talking about in regards to tea! We think of "High Tea" being classy or uppity, and have no clue that it really refers to "a meal served at tea time on the high tables in pubs." I will admit, I also once thought of afternoon tea, with scones, tiny finger sandwiches, tea in dainty tea cups, and ladies in pretty dresses, as "High Tea" then I did research and realized I was wrong! Now it irks me when people refer to afternoon tea as high tea.
Some people still refer to their evening meal as tea rather than dinner. My children are often invited to friends for tea. Like others I would call this kind of thing afternoon tea. My favourite is a Devonshire tea which is warm scones with jam and cream, served with a pot of tea.

I think I would take my daughter to the DCL tea as I really enjoy character meals.
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