Benjamin Disraeli once declared that “children of under ten years of age should never be allowed to pass through the front doors of any respectable restaurant.” This week, Disney World, of all places, is taking his advice to heart. Victoria & Albert’s restaurant, at Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort, has decided to stop serving children under 10. The news makes for a mildly amusing headline (AP’s: Disney World Restaurant Bans Children), but it just seems to be common sense for a place that serves seven-course meals and charges a minimum of $125 a head. A Disney spokesperson says, “We find that our guests are really looking for an intimate experience and an adult-oriented atmosphere, and we want to make sure we meet those expectations.”
Interestingly, it’s hard to imagine “real-world” restaurants getting away with this kind of ban, but some would argue that they should.