Hello, I just signed up today as my neighbor told me this is a great place to get information about Disneyland. We've been many times over the years, but after exploring this site all day, I'm learning so many things I didn't know about. I created this account tonight as I had some questions.
My husband recently started a new job and as a perk, we were asked to join his boss for dinner at Club 33. I knew a little bit about it, but did a lot of online research today and I'm a bit overwhelmed about what this all means. The dinner is in a couple of weeks and will be the boss, his wife, my husband, me, and our daughters (17 and 14). I was reading that there are a lot of "rules" and obviously want to make a good impression with the boss. I've met him once briefly, but this will be the first time he meets our daughters.
Here are the questions I couldn't really find answered:
#1 - shoes: from what I've read, flip flops and sandals are not allowed. Does this include ALL open-toed shoes? The girls live in flip flops all summer, but do have some "nice" sandal-type shoes, but they are open-toed. Do I need to buy them flats or something similar? Would a ballet-slipper style or mary jane style be appropriate?
#2 - tank tops: also on the do not wear list. Similar to the shoe question - my older daughter has a nice sleeveless top - it's not really a tank top in the traditional sense, it's silky and very dressy, but her shoulders are showing. Would she be able to wear it, could she wear it with a light sweater or should she wear something with sleeves?
#3 - pants: Are capri length pants appropriate for dinner? what about gaucho style? Or, should they be full-length pants? Same with skirts - Is just below the knee too short or should they be longer?
#4 - food: is there anywhere that I can see a current menu? I found some menus on the Club 33 website, but they have dates of 1/10 and 12/09 so I wasn't sure if it's the same menu. Also, from what I've read, the buffet appetizers and dessert are just for lunch. Does that mean that you order everything separate for dinner? Are there any "sampler" platter options similar to the buffet with smaller selections?
#5 - food2: our youngest is a pretty picky eater, not very adventurous sadly. In looking at some of the menu items, I worry that she won't find anything she likes. I don't want to embarrass the boss by having her just pick at her food. Can she order off the kids menu even though she's an "adult" - do they just adjust the amount/price of the food? Or, could she possibly combine items on the adult menu - for example, if there is steak with mashed potatoes and chicken with rice, could she ask for steak with rice or is that frowned upon?
#6 - last question LOL Our reservation is for 7:30pm and the boss sad that the meal could take as long as 2 or 3 hours. Is it possible to see Fantasmic from the restaurant since it would be showing while we are there? What about the fireworks? Are there places from in the restaurant to see it (window seats?)
Thank you again, I'm really hoping for some answers to help ease my mind. My husband has no clue about any of this and for him it's easy - he eats anything, and just needs to wear nice slacks and a shirt with tie. He has no idea the "stress" this causes the women in the family