Dressing for Disney Signature Dining
For an unforgettable meal while at the Walt Disney World Resort, you should give signature dining a try. These are restaurants that Disney believes have a special touch in their atmosphere and menus. Many signature dining establishments boast romantic settings, haute cuisine and fantastic wine lists. signature dining makes for a perfect for date night or just a grown up night out. Disney Signature Dining establishments have a dress code that is enforced to varying degrees. I suggest that for a special meal you be the example you want to see in everyone and dress up a little. But how much should you dress up?
Disney's written dress code at these establishments is "Resort Casual." Resort casual can be dressy for some people, and very relaxed for others, it depends on the type of daily life that you lead. Resort casual style is more like a guideline than a rule, and you will see a wide variety of styles at a signature restaurant. So what exactly does it mean to wear resort casual? In a nutshell, it means that clothes should be modest, professional, clean, and in good repair.
- Women - Most appropriate for ladies at a dinner service are knee-length summer dresses and skirts. Crisp Jeans, khakis, linen pants, capris or dress shorts with a collared shirt or nice blouse are also acceptable for women. Crew or boat neck necklines and wide straps are stylish and still dressy.
- Men - Jackets are optional, but highly appropriate. Collared shirts are required and critical to this attire whether it be a polo shirt or button-downs. Dress pants, khakis, crisp jeans or dress shorts make for smart choices. Men should avoid sandals and tennis shoes, instead choosing a loafer or boat shoe.
Absolutely not permitted in signature restaurant dining rooms are "Tank tops, swimsuits or swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, or ripped or torn clothing of any kind." Though I did say that Disney considered "crisp jeans" resort casual, I personally frown on them in the signature environment.
Have you eaten at a Disney signature establishment? What did you wear? Leave me a comment and let me know!