What’s the Dress Code at Disney World’s Restaurants?
Disney World is synonymous with magic – and that’s no exception when it comes to the food!
There are so many amazing restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort! Dreaming about Disney vacation dining wish list is one of our favorite parts of planning!
But with so many dining options to choose from, you might be wondering if you can show up for your dining reservation in your theme park attire. The answer is: maybe.
Quick Service vs. Table Service
Disney’s restaurants are classified into two categories: Quick-Service and Table Service.
Quick-Service location are casual, counter service-style restaurants. These are located throughout the theme parks, Resort Hotels, and Disney Springs.
You don’t need to make reservations for Quick-Service restaurants, and you can pretty much come as you are!
But when it comes to Table Service restaurants, there are some locations that have a dress code.
Types of Table Service Dining
Many of Disney’s Table Service restaurants are known for their exceptional menu offerings. There are so many choices that it would take you years of Disney travel to eat at all of them!
When browsing Disney World’s dining options online, you will find some of the following categories for Table Service dining:
- Buffet or Family Style
- Casual Dining
- Character Dining
- Fine/Signature Dining
Out of these options, you really need to consider dress code in just one category: Fine/Signature Dining.
Fine/Signature Dining Dress Code
As of this writing, only select Signature Dining restaurants are accepting reservations. These include:
- The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs
- California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Capa at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando
- Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom
- The Hollywood Brown Derby at Hollywood Studios
- Il Mulino at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
- Jaleo by Jose Andres at Disney Springs
- Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot
- Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
- Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Paddlefish at Disney Springs
- Shula’s Steak House at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
- STK Orlando at Disney Springs
- Tiffins Restaurant at Animal Kingdom
- Todd English’s bluezoo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
- Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Disney Springs
If you’re headed to a Signature Dining location within the parks, you are welcome to visit in your park clothes!
However, those signature locations outside of the theme parks ask that guests dress adhere to a “business casual” dress code. Disney’s website states:
“Guests are asked to adhere to the minimum dress code requirements at Signature Dining experiences. Dressier attire is also welcome. Please explore the minimum dress code requirements: Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional. Women must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Not permitted are tank tops, flip-flops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.”
So… What Should I Wear?
We consider Signature Dining dress code to be similar to “work casual” or a step up from your theme park attire.
You will definitely see guests dressed “up” as these locations. But rest assured: you do not need to wear anything formal or uncomfortable.
We’ve attended Signature Dining reservations in shorts and a nicer t-shirt.
As for footwear, anything really goes! Just be sure you don’t show up barefoot!
The only real exception to the rule is Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Although this location is currently closed, it adheres to its own separate and stricter dress code policy.
All in all, though, when it comes to dress code at Signature Dining locations, we recommend commonsense. If you wouldn’t wear it to work – or out to a nicer dinner with grandma – then you probably shouldn’t wear it to a Signature restaurant.