Disney Whirl: Goodbye "MGM" . . . and Kids
Disney news. There's always Disney news.
First up, if you didn't hear, there is no longer a Disney-MGM Studios. This week, the park officially became Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's evidently going to take a while to totally change all the signage, but from now on, that's the name of the place.
Never been a fan of Epcot, but the movie-themed park has always been my favorite of the Disney behemoths -- though it's not as large as the others. I totally dig the Tower of Terror, and that faux indoor drive-in movie theater where you eat in fake cars. Plus, I'm a movie buff. There's a nice blog report on the place on the Mouseplanet.com Web site.
Maybe a little more interesting to those of you who hate to spend lots of money on a meal only to be, uh, disturbed by wee ones, is the report earlier this week that Disney has given the heave-ho to kids 10 and under at Victoria & Albert's, a AAA five-diamond eatery in the Grand Floridian resort.
According to the Associated Press story, Rosemary Rose, Disney's vice president for food, beverage and merchandise operations., said only about three families a month brought small children into the place.
The story continues: "Men are required to wear jackets, and women must wear dresses or pantsuits. The hushed atmosphere features live harp music, and the menu, which changes daily, offers seven-course dinners that can last as long as three hours. Prices start at $125 a person."
Hmmm. Why would anyone bring a small child into that sort of situation? Especially at Disney, which the story says has 97 other full-service restaurants. I know kids just devour live harp music, but come on . . . !!
By John Deiner |
January 9, 2008; 7:35 AM ET
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