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‘Lakeside Casual’ Attire for Servers at New Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk

As the new Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk gets ready for a December opening, here’s a look at the classic server attire, designed by Walt Disney Imagineer Celina Lung, who’s been a Disney costume designer for nearly 20 years.

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“My inspiration comes from the trattoria’s interior and lakeside setting,” says Celina. “Like the restaurant, the server attire is charming, casual, a little upscale.” The warm décor matches the restaurant color palette, she explains. Celina’s research also took her to a seaside bistro in Southern California to come up with a look that’s “not overdesigned, but simple and elegant.”

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The burgundy shirts and blouses with gold contrast echo the décor, with khaki-colored pants for a more casual look. “We’re in America, not Italy, and I wanted the servers to look casual but polished,” says Celina. One detail, for instance, is the bladed leather belt with an antique brass buckle to lend a more refined finish.

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For colder months, she designed a jacket with a relaxed fit in classic tweed. Servers will also wear long bistro aprons, weaving the elegance of traditional European restaurant with the experience of a neighborhood restaurant.

Her expertise is in many costumes throughout Disney Parks, from the server attire at Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot to various lands and restaurants at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort (her current project) and Disneyland park. And she’s always got something in the works.

Meanwhile, interior work and recipe development continues on Trattoria al Forno, more details to come!

Comments

  • They look great but please don’t let the pants have pleats!!! Pleats are the most unflattering thing in clothing. Especially on women. Why would we want to make our hips appear wider?
    Can’t wait to try out the new restaurant on our next adventure this winter!

  • @Katie, that was my first thought too!!

    Can’t wait to try this new eatery. We’ll miss Kouzina, but it will be fun to have a new place to dine too.

  • Anyone else think the guy/waiter looks like ‘Archer’?

  • Looking forward to trying it out in February. Reservations should be opening soon, yes?

    (By the way – my wife would like to meet the guy in the drawings!)

    • Hi Nicholas,
      For keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for Trattoria al Forno updates.. including updates on reservations!

  • I love the new attire and the marriage of elegant stilling and casual comfort. Disney costume designers know just what Cast Members and servers need to make the whole dining experience authentic and brings us all into the storyline!
    Thanks for sharing, cant wait to try Trattoria al Forno!

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