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Old 04-07-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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if you don't like kids, wdw is not where you should vacation

Sick of the anti baby in restaurants. Go elsewhere, where only adults are allowed. And make sure your dining etiquette is perfect before judging parents.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Wow. What got you are riled up?


I don't have kids. I expect them at Disney. I also expect that parents will deal with screaming, running and other bad behavior. That is respectful of all guests, including the other families. If that expectation is an issue then you need to think about why your kids are allowed to be rude.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Sick of the anti baby in restaurants. Go elsewhere, where only adults are allowed. And make sure your dining etiquette is perfect before judging parents.
Okay...spill it. I know there's a story attached to this, and we MUST hear it. Also, judgemental people suck.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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Okay...spill it. I know there's a story attached to this, and we MUST hear it. Also, judgemental people suck.
I suspect this is the thread OP is referencing:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3092023
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I suspect this is the thread OP is referencing:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3092023
Thanks for the link. So there's no good story? Bummer!
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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I knew somebody who went on a Disney Cruise for her honeymoon. She complained that there were children everywhere running around and screaming, and splashing in the pool. I am not sure what she expected. There are plenty of couples only destinations and Disney or Disney cruises are not among them.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:16 PM   #7
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Sick of the anti baby in restaurants. Go elsewhere, where only adults are allowed. And make sure your dining etiquette is perfect before judging parents.
I agree, if people don't want to be around children, WDW is a poor vacation choice.

I'm sure there are a few anti-baby people, but most who post on this topic are anti-poor parenting. There is a big difference in not wanting kids in signature restaurants and not wanting crying, whining, running, misbehaving kids in signature restaurants.

I have taken 2 children to WDW for years, since they were 3 and 22 months and they always behaved well in restaurants. If they had not, I would have taken them out until they did.
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When we went to La Nouba, a child kicked the back of my husband's chair for the entire duration of the show. We didn't say anything to the family.
But that ruined it for my husband and me. The whole time we were frazzled by this, and I don't know what parent in the world wouldn't tell their kid to stop. Paying $70 a ticket to be kicked the whole time.

Many times people will not say anything because it's up to the parent to handle the situation, and if you were to say something it would cause an immediate knee jerk reaction from the parents, and it would possible blow up into something worse.

And there are adults who are incredibly loud and rude (or drunk) as well. And we don't say anything to them either. For the same reasons, if you did, it would blow up into something worse.

Just because it is Disney doesn't mean a child should have free reign to do anything and everything they want. With regards to infants, I think most people are very understanding, and most parents also are well aware of the situation and will take their infant out to calm them when needed.

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Old 04-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #9
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I agree. I believe the issue is that people have a responsibility to watch their children. While most people do, unfortunately there are a few that don't or believe that if they are at Disney the kids do have free reign as stated above. When we were in line at The Land a dad was in front of his three pre-teen kids who were aggressively pushing and shoving each other, and then one leaned against the rails and flung his legs in the air together to swing back and kick another with no regard for anyone else. I just happened to the be lucky one behind them. The dad was oblivious and had no clue what was even going on behind him. We all expect kids at Disney and meltdowns and all that comes with it, but I also expect not to be kicked and shoved. We were in Sci-Fi and a poor young girl was not too pleased, and I felt bad for her parents who were trying to control the situation - no problem there.
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I think we all acknowledge that there will be an abundance of children in WDW.


My objection is to children who are not being properly parented in WDW. But, I apply that to everywhere, not just WDW.
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Sick of the anti baby in restaurants. Go elsewhere, where only adults are allowed. And make sure your dining etiquette is perfect before judging parents.
I expect children in restaurants... but I also expect them not to be allowed to run around tables, throw food, kick my chair, or scream constantly without the parent doing something.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #13
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I expect children in restaurants... but I also expect them not to be allowed to run around tables, throw food, kick my chair, or scream constantly without the parent doing something.
This. I visit WDW multiple times per year and have no problem being around kids. I don't even mind kids at signature restaurants as long as they behave as kids should in restaurants (i.e. no prolonged screaming, crying or running around). If a child needs to do any of that, it's up to the parents to take them outside and not let it disturb other guests.
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Everything about parenting is subjective including what it means to watch your children.
If I'm drunk and yelling and swearing at CP or CRT, then I should be asked to leave or quiet down. If a child is being allowed to run around a restaurant--any restaurant--where others are trying to walk or servers are carrying trays of hot food, glasses, etc, then someone should point out to that child's parent that they are needing more supervision or it's time to go.

We are a couple who can't have kids. We go to WDW and we don't mind the kids. However, there are some who don't provide enough supervision at restaurants (even in the real world, away from WDW) and allow their children to ruin the dining experience of others who are eating there. And that is not right. WDW is meant to be enjoyed by EVERYONE, not just those with children.
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I expect children in restaurants... but I also expect them not to be allowed to run around tables, throw food, kick my chair, or scream constantly without the parent doing something.
I agree!!! I have 2 kids and I can't stand when parents don't handle their children. My kids behave when we go out because they know if they don't then we leave.
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