Originally Posted by Down Under Minnies
Your at Disney and it's full of children (the young and the young at heart!)
The reason for going to Disney World is for a FAMILY vacation and fun, certainly not signature dining.
And really, if you think for example "Flying Fish" is signature dining you are yet to discover real dining. It is over rated HYPE and nothing more than over priced family dining IMO.
I have no problem with children in restaurants and personally am disappointed that children are not welcome at Disneys V & A. If I am willing to pay for their meal, they should be welcome anywhere within Disney.
Badly behaved children at any restaurant on the other hand is a completely different issue! It doesn't matter what time of the day or evening it is.
Also a no no IMO are ipads, ipods, dvd's etc while dining at restuarants. Children should be taught to able to sit quietly and entertain themselves for a period of time without these devices. It too is rude.
I agree with you but the part about the devices sometimes it is needed for the child. I have three children with Fragile X/autism and those devices can help with their anxiety. Although in our case we use head phones so no one else can hear the device.
To the OP we eat late so that wouldn't be an issue for our kids but all of the TS places we are looking at are geared more for kids like the character meals. I am sure my kids would be fine with a signature but there really isn't anything there for them to enjoy so its not worth it to us. I think a lot of the points brought up are good reasons why Disney shouldn't make a rule like that and probably never will.