why do some restaurants have a dress code...

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  1. zokaluse

    zokaluse Mouseketeer

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    I'm glad that I can go eat in what I've worn all day if in the same park but I love & prefer to go back shower, put my face on, do my hair & don the glad rags.
    Our first visit to DW next yr & I don't think we'll get time to do that most nights but its in my plan to dress up of I can find the time! :)
     
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  3. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

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    They do enforce it...we were at Jiko and a gentleman came in with a tank top on (they had reservations) and the host told the couple they could not be seated with a tank top on, they told him to go to his room to change and if he wasnt staying at the AKL to go to the gift shop and buy a tee shirt.
     
  4. Sweet Melissa

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    I remember reading a post from someone else on this board who said that they were turned away from California Grill because her elementary school-aged daughter was wearing a denim skirt with a frayed fringe. The skirt was sold that way, but they still said it violated their "torn clothing" policy.

    I remember reading your post about this too! Wasn't there further issue in that he wasn't told that the tank top would be allowed when he checked in, but was told he would have to change 20 minutes later when they were about to be seated?
     
  5. WDWCPSydney

    WDWCPSydney Earning My Ears

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    I went to BOGR in sweatpants. :rotfl2:

    (I had completely forgotten I was wearing them. Thought I was wearing jeans. It had been a LONG day.)
     
  6. lovingeire

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    We eat at CG every trip and make a point to change and look nice for our "signature" dining experience. If we have our kids with us they adhere to the code as well. I don't think basketball shorts are "dressy" shorts at all. And call me old fashioned, even though I'm not old, but men should never wear a hat indoors, most certainly not at the table.
     
  7. Uncleromulus

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    Disnut8:

    Actually, what are or aren't "dress shorts" dosen't really matter.

    No other kinds or styles of shorts are on the "not permitted" list.

    Which is why you'll see all kinds of folks in "cargo" style shorts, among others.
     
  8. reiella

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    I generally do wear jeans in the parks all day :). Mostly as I'm used/accustomed to jeans, but our local region is also one where you're very likely to find most Business Casual dress codes allowing for jeans. Again not torn/etc.
     
  9. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

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    In the same manner that if I prefer people to use "please" and "thank you" when going through their lives. No, it's not an earth-shaking issue to be sure. ;)
     
  10. canoe86

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    It's clearly stated what the dress code is. If you do not want to abide by the dress requirements, eat at one of the hundred other establishments Disney offers.

    Truly, it is as simple as that.

    ( Edit : and by 'you', I mean in a general sense, not a particular poster in this thread. )
     
  11. Nancyg56

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    My goodness, the DDP is not responsible for every issue that occurs in Disney restaurants. I have been reading about the dress code violations for years.

    I always try to dress decently for dinner but I do that for me. I don't understand why others are concerned about clothing that they are not wearing.

    Years ago the CG was The Top of the World and there was a real dress code and it was enforced. That was then. Times have changed, the restaurant is not the same and the code is relaxed. I liked having that evening to get dressed up but I that was when I was there without my kids. No way would I pack suits, dressy dresses and dress shoes for a family trip to Disney today.
     
  12. BEASLYBOO

    BEASLYBOO <font color=deeppink>It's part of the charm<br><fo

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    The reverse of that is: Why do people choose to do what they want and not follow a dress code or not follow rules! :stir: 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!

    Reasons: To not create havoc or issues (Some people lose it when they're not humored) and more importantly, for the all mighty buck!
     
  13. mickeyboyfan

    mickeyboyfan Some people are just a piece of work!

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
  14. honeymo78

    honeymo78 Don't dream it, be it

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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?
     
  15. Uncleromulus

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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:)
     
  16. sleepydog25

    sleepydog25 Been here awhile

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    Perhaps the signatures should put a cut-out of Capt Barbossa next to the guidelines in each lobby. ;)
     
  17. Uncleromulus

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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/dining/california-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---
     
  18. GeneralTso

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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.
     
  19. Bob NC

    Bob NC DIS Veteran<br><font color="red">I am a trained pr

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    Where, specifically, did you see a dress code go unenforced?
     
  20. Bob NC

    Bob NC DIS Veteran<br><font color="red">I am a trained pr

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    To my way of thinking, I would find it odd if diners 100 yards from a theme park were NOT wearing theme park attire.
     
  21. Art 1

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    Good question.
     

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