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Old 04-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #16
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Definitely - I say go as a family and enjoy!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:37 PM   #17
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People complain about kids but i have seen some obnoxious gross adults. Talking so loudly everyone knows their business, chewing with their mouth open, dressed horrendously etc
I have too. But that wasn't what this thread was about. It was about children.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #18
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Really how about you leave and don't go to wdw with families and most of all children. I would have given you and the waiter a piece of my mind.
Hopefully you would have had the decency to remove a crying baby. See, that's one of the problems. Rusty Scupper had to speak up and to some that makes him look bad. But if the parents had done the right thing, the thing that most decent people do, he would not have had to act.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #19
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My kids routinely go to much fancier places, and I don't think twice about taking them to any restaurant in Disney (V&A excluded, naturally). They are expected, however, to behave as any other patron of the restaurant should behave. I'm sure if you are the type of parent who is worried about the situation already, then you are also the type of parent who will make sure the meal is enjoyable for your family, and do what you can to make sure your kid behaves properly. Go and enjoy!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #20
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Rusty, most parents are more then capable of making the choice when it's time to step out of the restaurant with their kids and don't need server to point at the door for them. I found that most often, adults are the loud and obnoxious ones who think they can make as much noise as they want.

Unfortunately, there are parents who don't have a problem with allowing their kids to negatively impact the dining experience for others. I've never asked a server to mention it to the parent, but I have had signature meals where I couldn't wait to get out of there due to roaring kids (one kid thought he was a dinosaur for an hour & 1/2) kids crying, yelling, running around & kicking chairs. The signature restaurants are too expensive to have that experience. I agree disruptive adults are just as bad. Rusty probably did everyone in the restaurant a favor. I'm sure he'd do the same, if a bunch of drunk adults were ruining the experience for everyone. Regardless of what many people seem to think, WDW is as much for adults as it is for kids. It's for everyone. FWIW, my DS is now 21, but we've been going to WDW his entire life. We also go with my niece's & nephew's kids often. I'm definitely not anti-kid. I'm anti-clueless parent who thinks it's their vacation & no one else matters. Diners shouldn't have to deal with disruptive behavior, because the parents refuse to acknowledge their child is behaving inappropriately in a restaurant where people are being charged signature prices.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #21
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What is funny is that some expect that just because they are paying a high price for a meal that they are entitled to a baby/child-free environment. It seems that they are irritated that children act out and babies cry in an environment at which they chose to dine. I'm not sure that they realize that they are in the family vacation capital of the world...Disney World. If Citrico's didn't want children, then they certainly wouldn't have a children's menu.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:16 PM   #22
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As a server there is no way on God's green earth that I would ever ask my table to remove a crying child from the restaurant! Not only would that table hate me for the remainder of their time in my restaurant and my tip would be history, but they would probably complain to the manager and I could lose my job! please don't put a server in that position!!!! Ask for a manager if it's that bad.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #23
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I took my 4 month old last year and it was a very nice meal. We booked and early ADR as we have 4 kids and prefer to do it around our real dinner time. You alone know your kid. The meal is about 90 minutes long, at least it was for our party of 6. If you think your baby will be able to sit there for that long, then why not. We took the baby to a signature meal every night and no one had issues anywhere.

Rusty, most parents are more then capable of making the choice when it's time to step out of the restaurant with their kids and don't need server to point at the door for them. I found that most often, adults are the loud and obnoxious ones who think they can make as much noise as they want.
Exactly! We've been taking our now almost 6 and 4 year olds to very nice restaurants (not necessarily Disney) since they were infants and never had a problem. We always receive compliments about how well behaved our children are. As parents, we know our children and know how to avoid meltdowns. We know the triggers. We also know when we need to take a child outside for a "talk" before things get out of hand.
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What is funny is that some expect that just because they are paying a high price for a meal that they are entitled to a baby/child-free environment. It seems that they are irritated that children act out and babies cry in an environment at which they chose to dine. I'm not sure that they realize that they are in the family vacation capital of the world...Disney World. If Citrico's didn't want children, then they certainly wouldn't have a children's menu.
We expect the children would act appropriate.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #25
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We expect the children would act appropriate.
This. I have NO problem dining with children in the restaurant, but if they misbehave I'd expect it to be dealt with. No different to queue jumpers, rude adults, drunk adolescents, etc. I have no problem sharing my vacation at wdw with anybody, but poor behaviour should always be addressed and (hopefully) corrected. That's just a decent, courteous and polite thing to do.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #26
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What is funny is that some expect that just because they are paying a high price for a meal that they are entitled to a baby/child-free environment. It seems that they are irritated that children act out and babies cry in an environment at which they chose to dine. I'm not sure that they realize that they are in the family vacation capital of the world...Disney World. If Citrico's didn't want children, then they certainly wouldn't have a children's menu.
I doubt very much that many (if any)people go to the signatures and expect that they will be in a baby/child free environment. I DO think that they expect that babies/children will be properly parented, and that disruptive behavior will be kept to a minimum. I am quite sure that they realize WDW is a vacation mecca. That does not entitle parents to allow their children to scream or cry incessantly, run around, and otherwise annoy the crap out of all of the other diners in the restaurant (regardless of the age of said diners).
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #27
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this thread will stay open as long as everyone is respectful to others opinions..
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:22 PM   #28
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As a server there is no way on God's green earth that I would ever ask my table to remove a crying child from the restaurant! Not only would that table hate me for the remainder of their time in my restaurant and my tip would be history, but they would probably complain to the manager and I could lose my job! please don't put a server in that position!!!! Ask for a manager if it's that bad.
I can't imagine putting a server in that position either. I've been to restaurants where other tables were misbehaving and I could see how stressed and harried it made the staff. All I could do was sympathize and endure it like everyone else. But I'm curious, if you were put on the spot like that, how would you react? Would you give the request a, "Thank you, I'll let my manager know"?
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #29
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this thread will stay open as long as everyone is respectful to others opinions..
I don't know that I would consider one poster telling another to get out of WDW "respectful" and then that poster starting another thread that has already been shut down.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #30
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I am not personally bothered by babies at all in these signature restaurants, however I am aware that some people are. My husband and I have not had a bad experience yet with an unusually loud baby, and we have been to almost all of the signatures at this point.

Having said that, I will point out that Citricos is one of the quieter signatures for sure. We have our first baby on the way in June, and even though It is our FAVORiTE signature, we will definitely not be bringing him when we go back to Disney hopefully next year. (He will be about 9 months when we go back, IF he comes with us.). I would not personally enjoy a 2 hour meal worried about my baby disturbing others. But to each his own, that's just me. Signatures are LONG meals.

Some of the louder signatures we have been to where we might possibly feel more comfortable bringing a baby are Flying Fish, Le Cellier, and California Grille
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