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Old 03-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #46
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Wow. As a person who saw kids at "adult only" activities on a daily basis I think people's concerns that there might be a child present at an adult activity are reasonable. Disney does not do a good job enforcing age limits on these sorts of things so it's nice to know in advance what you are getting in to. I also thought this thread was pretty civil until accusations of stupidity got thrown into the mix.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:09 PM   #47
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Let's put it this way: Even if they do hold a tasting in a "mixed use" room.....if my kid is the type who doesn't want to go to the Kids Clubs, and wants to "be with me" all the time, what are the odds that this same kid is going to go off and sit quietly in a corner with a Kindle, or coloring book, or whatever??
Slim to none. If he/she "wants to be with me" then that means he/she is going to want to stand/sit right there "with me".

Sorry, but I think that's unacceptable.

Bingo started out as adults only, and then little by little, people would bring their kids in, and the CM's allowed it. Now it's overrun with kids, crunching up the used cards and tossing them at the CM's, and the CM's interact with the kids....it slows the game down (been late for dinner a few times) and while it's a fun thing for families, it's not so fun for people who really like to play some semi-serious Bingo and remember the "old days" on DCL.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:46 PM   #48
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Well all the drink tastings I've been to are pretty tame. I've never done or said anything at a drink tasting that could not have been done or said in front of my kids.
Where are these inappropriate gatherings happening
I feel like I've been missing out

Seriously, a whiny child or a crying baby would put a damper on my experience...but a kid sitting there quietly wouldn't bother me.

Just my 2 cents....
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:20 PM   #49
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I've never tried any of the adults only events, but reading all the responses, I kept thinking what exactly is going on in these rooms that a kid can't be in a far corner on a kindle or whatever, most likely not even paying attention? After all, I thought it was just a "tasting". I'm now highly intrigued and want to partake.
I can assure you that I am serious when I say it was very "adult" - obviously mixology/tequila/rum is going to have a very different vibe from a wine tasting. I'm sure it also depends largely on the personalities in the room.

The ones I have attended have had multiple (think 5-6-7 drinks) and one of them was 6 full sized mixed drinks where we made our own.

Yeah. It was not kid friendly and was a BLAST.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #50
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I can assure you that I am serious when I say it was very "adult" - obviously mixology/tequila/rum is going to have a very different vibe from a wine tasting. I'm sure it also depends largely on the personalities in the room.

The ones I have attended have had multiple (think 5-6-7 drinks) and one of them was 6 full sized mixed drinks where we made our own.

Yeah. It was not kid friendly and was a BLAST.
I second this assessment! The tequila tasting I attended was a small group...no more than 8 or 10 of us. Because we had such a small group and so much alcohol, it became quite the rowdy place to be. If you haven't tried a tasting, be sure to sign on for one. It is a really good time and oh, I actually learned a few things!
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #51
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As an adult, I would think having children running around during an adult activity would put a damper on an experience I paid extra money to have and as a parent I wouldn't bring to my children to a drinking activity for adults.
I agree with you 100%

I love being around my kids. My kids are freaking awesome. I do NOT expect other people to be as enchanted with my children as I am. In general I like other people's kids too but if I'm somewhere doing something and my children and I are taking a break from each other I sure as heck don't want to be spending that time with someone else's kid. To me it just seem counter-intuitive that you would take a kid to an alcohol tasting anyway.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:12 PM   #52
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Personally, a child has no place in a bar, period, unless there are family, CHILD friendly events being held. Mixology and alcoholic beverage tastings are for ADULTS! We personally did a tequilla tasting on our last cruise, it was a blast, and THANKFULLY, the family that had four children tearing the bar/stage all to pieces, in places they should NOT have been in the first place, while their parents sat sipping drinks left before it started! I know that Disney caters to children and I applaud that, we have grandchildren and we take them to Disney regularly, however, on our last cruise without family or little people we wanted to experience adult type activities, without children. That said, if children need to be with their parents for whatever reason, then parents should pick CHILDREN/FAMILY oriented activities and alcohol tasting/mixology isn't one of them!
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #53
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I can assure read that I can read and am not stupid and neither are the other posters that commented on this thread. As someone who HAS been on a Disney cruise with my children, I certainly know not to take them to tastings or to any of the adult activities for that matter. There are so many areas for children that I see no reason to take them into areas for adults. I certainly have no problems breathing the same air as a child since I do have children of my own, however this cruise will just be DH and myself and I would not expect to see children in a mixology or tasting seminar especially considering that they are listed on the navigator under adult activites. As an adult, I would think having children running around during an adult activity would put a damper on an experience I paid extra money to have and as a parent I wouldn't bring to my children to a drinking activity for adults.
Nevertheless, the PP makes a good point in that to the extend the area is not restricted there may indeed be children in the vicinity even if the parents are not participating.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #54
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The most likely space to have this "conflict" about mixed use space vs adult only is Diversions or 687. The only tasting I have seen here is the beer option which could very well be held pretty far away from the back tables with games, etc. Your experience might vary here. Most of the others are held in Skyline/Cadillac/Pink which are purely bars and are not open to the "public" during tastings.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:23 PM   #55
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All of the tastings I've done have been in bars, not mixed purpose lounges. And some of them were small, like Skyline. The La Piazza area on the Fantasy has a bar in the public walkway area, and kids are allowed there. There are often trivia games hosted there.

The only bar in that district I've seen kids inside? O'Gill's Pub. On Sunday afternoon in September, I saw a couple kids watching the football games with their parents. I wasn't bothered by that.

Would I want the same kids at one of the alcohol tasting events? No. Not just because it's listed in the Navigator as an Adult activity. Although for me, that's plenty reason enough. I just think the dynamic in the room would change.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:32 AM   #56
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I was surprised to see how many pages this has become so I had to take a peek. Thought it would just be a couple of nos then moved on...
The funny thing is, while in O'Gills on the Fantasy for an "adult" trivia game, they asked a family who was there before it started if they would leave since an "adult" activity was going to take place. He also informed a family who came in that for the trivia that it was "adults" only. The reason for quotes? It was just movie trivia, not adult like at all. But the CM respected that is was listed as adult only and kept it that way. I wouldn't have thought children would be at a drink tasting... At least the OP had the decency to ask first as no question is unwarranted.
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Thank you for summing it up so nicely and concisely! .
And the poster did so without throwing insults out. It was a very good post as are the others. I've actually learned a lot about the new ships and different venues from this thread.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:38 AM   #58
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Just a quick tip to help your child feel more comfortable in the clubs -- MY DD7 was not a fan of the clubs on the Dream when she was 6.

This time, before we sailed on the Fantasy, we had her correspond with another little girl she met on the Dis on our cruise meet board and they had "playdates" on board. Also, we took her to the open house right away when we boarded so she could look around. She loved the clubs this time.

In any case, safe travels and have fun!
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Please don't quote a post in question. Just report it and let the mods deal with it. I have had to delete several posts from this thread just because people quoted the offending post.

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Well all the drink tastings I've been to are pretty tame. I've never done or said anything at a drink tasting that could not have been done or said in front of my kids.
Where are these inappropriate gatherings happening
I feel like I've been missing out

Seriously, a whiny child or a crying baby would put a damper on my experience...but a kid sitting there quietly wouldn't bother me.

Just my 2 cents....

Think "Pirate group" on the PC cruise....specifically the pirate boat in Aruba....I don't think I would have wanted a child around that group when they were drinking...... Obviously quite a few of these people are my friends, but they DID get just a touch out of control at times....
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