Re: Flip-Flops dining question...
- From: "Rudeney" <rudeney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 08:42:49 -0500
We were at Yachtsman since the change went into effect there. Everyone seemed to be dressed nicely to very nicely -- definitely no sloppy adults, and the kids I saw were also dressed appropriately.
Interestingly enough, we have noticed that most guests have always tended to dress a little better when dining at the restaurants outside of the theme parks (i.e. resorts, DD). In fact, those wearing undershirts, swimsuits, or trashy looking clothing seemed to really stick out.
Our 13yo DS wore khaki shorts, a nice shirt (polo shirt, maybe--can't really remember) and even he can't remember what he had on his feet. We both suspect it was his Nike flip flops, but I'm really not sure. Nothing at all was said. I think the other children their had nice sandals on or tennis shoes.
Maybe I'm in the minority, but unless I were stinky and sweaty from the heat, I would feel perfectly comfortable walking right out of a park and into any WDW restaurant (except V&A's, of course). My usual attire consists of a pair of cotton pleated-front shorts (pressed, of course), a golf shirt (also pressed, and most likely sporting a Disney character or logo), walking shoes or athletic sandals, a belt and appropriate undergarments. I've heard some people refer to this as "resort wear", and maybe that's it, but unless I'm just lounging around my house or doing dirty yard work, that's what I am most comfortable wearing.
With flip flops being such a popular item, and many of them being made quite dressy, I think if you use good judgement with the rest of the outfit, it shouldn't be an issue.
There are flip-flops and there are sandals. In my definition, flip flops are a layer of foam attached to the feet with either a Y-shaped strap that fits between the toes or a single band that goes over the toes. Sandals would be anything that's a step-up from that, such as having a real sole and insole instead of a piece of foam, a heel strap, etc. Personally, I don't believe flip-flops are appropriate footwear for anyone over the age of 12 unless they are being worn around the beach, pool, backyard, etc. I know many may disagree, but that just MHO.
I imagine that they are trying to keep out Bubba with his cut off jeans, wife-beater undershirt, and grubby 10 year old flip flops, and not trying to punish a kid for being a kid. Just my opinion of course.
I would agree with that. I have seen many guests walking around WDW wearing clothing that is completely inappropriate. It's the guys wearing wife-beaters as much as it is girls wearing bathing suits. I know it can be hot at WDW, but would a nice colored and possibly printed T-shirt be so much less comfortable than a sleeveless shit that lets all that back hair hang out? Or might cover up that belly on a girl that's causing the waistband on her hip-hugger minishorts to roll inside-out?
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