A man in the tea hen house?

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  1. DisneyDarling3

    DisneyDarling3 Earning My Ears

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    I've been reading about the tea time at the GF. It looks like a nice and relaxing afternoon activity. I would love to try it out... however I am going with my boyfriend. All of the reports I have read groups of women have gone together.

    Do men go to the tea? While not a manly event, would they still enjoy it? Would they be in the minority?

    A little about him... He is 31 yrs old. He has gone to tea time with me alone and with friends of ours as a group on cruises before. He enjoys tea and the accompaniments.

    I told him I'd ask around the boards first to get an idea. Thanks! :)
     
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  3. Pakey

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    My oldest son went with his wife and enjoyed it. He is 36.

    I've been twice and it's mostly women. This did not bother my son, who also enjoys tea very much.
     
  4. tarheelmjfan

    tarheelmjfan <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue>

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    My DH has gone with me. I would say we enjoyed it equally. There was another man & wife two tables from us. I feel safe in saying my DH didn't feel the least bit out of place. Go & enjoy!
     
  5. kddisney502

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much. I've heard about lots of couples taking their man (DH or boyfriend) along. So I'm sure it won't be unusual. I know if I wasn't going with my mom this next trip, I would be taking my DH instead :)
     
  6. Micca

    Micca Where there's a will, there's an heir

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    A few men like tea, but many men don't mind being in a roomful of women.
    Just sayin' ;)
     
  7. QueenElinor

    QueenElinor Yes, they really ARE all redheads!

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    There are even things on the menu that are more oriented toward men, i.e. The Gentlemen's Tea and Prince Edward's Tea. They're full of manly things like meat and port. ;)
     
  8. *Flower*

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    My DH and I used to do it regularly, but he's never been intimidated by ladies.

    He really enjoys 'tea' time, and it's totally relaxing too!
     
  9. Dani C

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    There were men present on my last two visits and they seemed quite comfortable there.
     
  10. POOHsie

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    My DD and her DH went with me and a man from work. We had a nice time. You don't need to spend hours there, but it's a refreshing, relaxating experience that aims to have something for everyone. Our server was pleasant to converse with.
     
  11. DisneyDarling3

    DisneyDarling3 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you everyone for your reassuring replies. I decided to book the tea time, but it says no times are available the entire week we are there.

    Do you think this is something that is inaccurate and I need to call to book or is this accurate and just that popular?
     
  12. Dani C

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    Call, you just might get some availability.
     
  13. kddisney502

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    The website is glitchy for this location. Call to make a ADR. I couldn't get anything online, but called and got my choice all week. Many other DISers have reported the same glitch and have been able to get ressies by phone.
     
  14. DisneyDarling3

    DisneyDarling3 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you... I will call in the morning. Do you pay up front for this event or make a reservation and pay then? Also is tea time for an alotted amount of time or do you come during your reservation and then leave as you finish? Thanks for all the help! :)
     
  15. Pakey

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    You pay based on what you order and there's no set time.
     
  16. AlohaAnnie

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    Dd & I go every trip. I often see couples here. DH & DS are going with us on the next trip.

    They were going to go with us during our December 2011 trip but DS got sick.

    We missed them but still had a great time.
     
  17. CandiceH

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    My husband and I have an afternoon tea booked for the two of us while his parents have some alone time with the kids. . .I've never perceived afternoon tea as a 'ladies only' event. . .. he is just as excited to go as I am. ;)
     
  18. RedfromNL

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    Mine does.

    In fact I'm planning a new trip either january or may 2013 (we'll know when in two weeks!). One of the places he wanted to go back to was tea at the grand floridian.

    We've been to the UK on more than one holiday (just a short hop for us) and we often stop somewhere for a nice tea :)
     
  19. brertoad

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    I took my DH to tea in the afternoon for his birthday last year, then dinner at Artist Point. He really liked it. It was very relaxing, we had a busy day at the MK earlier so it was nice. We've been back several times in the last year. There are other guys here and there, the way the dining room is set up, you don't really notice the other people around you. I'm sure you both will enjoy it.
     
  20. jennylyn_b

    jennylyn_b Disney Fan for Life :)

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    My DH and I went in May 2010. We had a wonderful time and he was one of 5 men there , not boys buy adult men! We can't wait for our DD to be old enough to go back, she is only 22 months old.


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  21. patsal

    patsal <font color=FF3399>I've discovered I don't need to

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    DH goes with DD and I every year. IT is a nice quiet, relaxing atmosphere and his platter is very manly with stuff I would never eat on it!
     

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