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Old 02-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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17 year old going in "the District" with family

please do not attack!!! Just a question... How strict are they about letting teenagers in The District with their family???
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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I have NO idea, but if the kid is part of the teen club and one of the cast members recognizes them trying to get into the club, my guess is there would be an issue. Also, the KTTW card has info on it and if they are asked for ID, their age would come up if it was scanned, I believe.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:33 AM   #3
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They don't let 17 year olds in the clubs (even with their families) and if they feel someone is underage they will approach them. so, will your child be humiliated if approached and asked for his Kttw card and asked to leave? I am sure it has happened and people were not noticed but they are strict.

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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They shouldn't even have to check! Unfortunately, some younger guests will try to enter areas they are not allowed, knowing it is wrong, so Disney does have to (and does) check for age appropriate use.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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During the day they can go into the "The District". Me and my son would go in there during the day to read and he could do homework. We like to sit in the bar that has the wall of all of the cities in the world (skyline); nice scenery and quiet. During the evening they probably would not realize he was not an adult. If he tried to order anything his card would come up as a minor. Personally I would not expect a 17 year old would want to be in there with all the old people, the teens would be having more fun.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:54 AM   #6
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How old does she look? If she could pass for being in her 20's and she doesn't go up to the bar for any reason you might "get away" with it. But like the PP said, if someone recognizes her there may be an issue. I've heard about teens being asked to leave, them and the parents ignoring the request, and then being escorted out. I can only imagine how embarrassing that would be.
Just like in a normal club, DCL reserves the right to ID you at any time, for any reason.
Now this is not a flame or an attack but I have to point out there is a reason DCL reserves this area for 18+. It's a place for adults to unwind and have some fun sans kids. Now I'm sure you're daughter isn't like this but I could forsee something like this happening...
16 or 17 yo in the bar with parents, doesn't get "caught"
Goes and tells one girlfriend in the teen club what she "got away" with.
That girl tell someone else who tells someone else and so on.
Before you know it you have 5 or 6 teens in there and it becomes a problem.

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Very intoxicated lady is having a good ol' time in the bar, unaware that there is a teen.
Teen sees this, and tells her friend in the teen club "you'll never guess what I saw your mom do last night...."
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #7
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The nightclub areas are "adult only" after 9 pm. Prior to that time, they are family areas. Any CM who questions the age of a guest is authorized to ask to see their KTTW card. In the case of a child, the card will show a printed "M" for minor and the child will be asked to leave the adult area.

Do some kids "get away with" it? Sure. Do they card--absolutely.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #8
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Several teens, sitting with their families, were approached on our recent Fantasy cruise. One was over 18 and allowed to stay. The other 3 or 4 were under 18 and asked to leave.

As others have said, after 9pm the adult areas are 18-and-over only. Please don't try to bend the rules for your child.
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As someone who doesn't have children and enjoys the adults only areas, please respect the age limits Disney posts. She will have her chance to enjoy the areas when she turns 18.
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As someone who doesn't have children and enjoys the adults only areas, please respect the age limits Disney posts. She will have her chance to enjoy the areas when she turns 18.
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As someone who doesn't have children and enjoys the adults only areas, please respect the age limits Disney posts. She will have her chance to enjoy the areas when she turns 18.
Enjoying the adult areas also applies to those of us who do have children. My kids will NEVER be allowed to sneak in to the 18+ zones (until that magical birthday when no sneaking is required) and will suffer consequences if they try it, vacation or not. We sail DCL because of the dedicated age spaces and I hate it when people ruin that because they're only thinking of their personal situation instead of the others they are sharing space with on the ship.
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I will say when I cruised DCL under age of 18 I never tried to go to the adult night clubs. I liked the idea of going at the right age and not breaking rules. I will say as well I'm 24 and I still get carded, so if they look underage they prob will get carded.
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Enjoying the adult areas also applies to those of us who do have children. My kids will NEVER be allowed to sneak in to the 18+ zones (until that magical birthday when no sneaking is required) and will suffer consequences if they try it, vacation or not. We sail DCL because of the dedicated age spaces and I hate it when people ruin that because they're only thinking of their personal situation instead of the others they are sharing space with on the ship.
Thank you. My "now adult" daughter comments that she remembers when she was not allowed to walk thru "those doors" when we see families bringing children into the adult areas on the pool deck.

Yes, DCL has designated times and spaces to various groups, and we appreciate those families who choose to abide by those designations.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #15
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Like I originally posted "please do not attack" I was just asking a question. My daughter will be 2 months from being 18 and is the only minor in our group so I was just wondering if she could come sit with us if we wanted to check out the district.
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