The dream of many small children across the world is to visit Disney World, right? Even though there are plenty of adults who have become addicted to visiting Disney theme parks, the whole concept is really about entertaining kids.
Or so I thought, until I read that Disney World has recently banned children from eating in the Victoria & Albert’s restaurant in the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Parents with children aged under 10 will be asked to take their hungry family elsewhere.
The Disney people have come up with plenty of reasons why this is OK: Victoria & Albert’s is a five-diamond rated restaurant that’s not really designed to appeal to children anyway; they say the survey feedback from guests asked for it; and there are no less than 97 other full-service restaurants in Disney World for families to choose from. Plus if I was a 10-year-old child, I wouldn’t want to sit in a restaurant where dinner consists of seven courses and takes three hours.
What I didn’t know is that Disney already has some areas which are no-go for children: There are adults-only restaurants on its cruise ships and some parts of the Pleasure Island entertainment district are also off-limits.