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Old 02-10-2014, 02:04 PM   #31
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I sort of remember the old dress code - flip flops and sneakers were out. Tee shirts were out. I don't remember if shorts were out or if they just required "dress shorts." I understand that instead of going back to the resort to change, people just stopped going to the resorts for signature restaurants. So you now have the "relaxed" code.
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The code, as currently written, seems to be pretty consistently enforced. The torn jeans/cutoffs and swimwear/coverup provisions in particular - I've overheard cast members telling guests about both prohibitions, and it didn't always end in an exception for the guest (one that really irked me - a family staying at the Contemporary was pitching a fit over being told they couldn't be seated looking like they'd just come from the pool, ranting about how much they spent to stay there and how they should be able to have dinner in their own resort without going up to change).

Now, whether or not the dress code is too lax is a matter of personal opinion. I personally like it as written, and wouldn't want to bus back to our resort to change if we wanted a nicer dinner. But others don't share that appreciation for a more casual atmosphere and I certainly understand that as well.
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Oh I really do hope this is a start of stricter enforcement of dress codes at Signatures. To me Sigature dining should feel like a special occasion so torn clothes etc should be banned and the ban enforced
I agree!
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I sort of remember the old dress code - flip flops and sneakers were out. Tee shirts were out. I don't remember if shorts were out or if they just required "dress shorts." I understand that instead of going back to the resort to change, people just stopped going to the resorts for signature restaurants. So you now have the "relaxed" code.
THis is exactly what happened. I recall a manager at one of the Signatures was keeping a stock of polo shirts and making guests change into those from their t-shirts. That did NOT go over well.

And think about it--going back to your resort to shower, change and then get to the Signature restaurant--using WDW transportation--could take HOURS of valuable park time.
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THis is exactly what happened. I recall a manager at one of the Signatures was keeping a stock of polo shirts and making guests change into those from their t-shirts. That did NOT go over well. And think about it--going back to your resort to shower, change and then get to the Signature restaurant--using WDW transportation--could take HOURS of valuable park time.
I would hate to go out for a signature without showering and changing. I guess each to his or her own.
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I would hate to go out for a signature without showering and changing. I guess each to his or her own.
I agree. We always return to the resort and freshen up and change before a Signature Restaurant
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I would hate to go out for a signature without showering and changing. I guess each to his or her own.
For me, it is the time that holds me back. We stay value or moderate and don't drive, so by the time we bus back to our hotel, get 5 people showered and changed, bus back to the appropriate park, then walk/bus/monorail over to the restaurant, we'd easily be looking at 3+ hours to get ready for dinner. That's just not how we want to spend our vacation time.
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I agree. We always return to the resort and freshen up and change before a Signature Restaurant
Yep.

And then I just grab a taxi to the resort (and back after my meal). I mean, heck, I am already paying for the signature meal. The cost of the taxi is nothing!

But I do dress up a bit for my signature meals. Usually a casual dress, but not park clothes.
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For me, it is the time that holds me back. We stay value or moderate and don't drive, so by the time we bus back to our hotel, get 5 people showered and changed, bus back to the appropriate park, then walk/bus/monorail over to the restaurant, we'd easily be looking at 3+ hours to get ready for dinner. That's just not how we want to spend our vacation time.
And there are many thousands of potential Signature restaurant customers who feel the very same way. With the relaxed "code" Disney gets many of them. Get tough and most will eat elsewhere.
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Personally I'm not up on the thought that "if I'm paying for a signature meal, I can afford $40 for a taxi there and back." That's four drinks right there. Well, two and a half at Disney.

I don't always go in park clothes, but it's nice to be able to.
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