Mannequins had long been a 21-only club, but 8Trax, BET, Motion and Rock and Roll Beach Club had allowed younger guests in (though, of course, they could not buy alcohol). Now those clubs also will bar entry to minors.
Teens and young adults still can get into the Adventurers Club and the Comedy Warehouse, provided they come in with an adult. (Those two clubs, unlike the others, are oriented to entertainment beyond dancing and also rely more on waiters rather than bartenders for drink service, making carding easier.)
I think if you could ban teenagers from all public spaces you'd probably get an increase in revenues everywhere. Families don't like to be around them...drunks don't like to be around them. They pretty much are only good for sticking to their own.
He writes: ... none of these atrocious nightclubs should be at WALT DISNEY WORLD in the first place...
I respond: Ridiculous. These nightclubs are not only popular with locals they are a big hit with conventioneers. Further they are themed clubs, many with great live entertainment that can't be found elsewhere in Orlando. Disney rightly keeps booze out of the Magic Kingdom (per Walt's decree) but to claim that PI doesn't belong anywhere on property is just plain ludicrous.
He writes: One thing that will keep drinking patrons away from a trough is kids ... a bunch of kids who aren't drinking are probably yelling, running around and laughing too much, which annoys the crap out of everyone anyway, whether they are drinkers or not.
I respond: What are you talking about? Since when has kids running around been a problem at either The Comedy Warehouse or Adventurer's Club (which will both continue to allow kids to visit). The CW is a theater show. No running around. The Adventurer's Club boasts a noisy and lively atmosphere. If kids were running around being loud (a circumstance that I [an annual pass holder] have NEVER witnessed) they would blend right in. If an adult was looking for a quiet drink he be a sucker to walk into the AC -- no matter what the age restrictions were.
Regarding the topic as a whole -- it's regretable that both 8-Trax and the Beach Club will restrict teens (a great place for Moms and Dads to dance with their kids). I hope they continue the outside DJ so kids can dance someplace.
Also it would be nice if during spring break or the summer season Disney would put a DJ in the Disney Marketplace. Me, my wife and kids were in the Marketplace on New Year's Eve. They had a guy on the stage who was terrific. Just played song after song that the kids (and a lot of moms) danced to. Granted the "Cha-Cha Slide" got old after the third time. But we still had fun. Setting a guy up with a DJ system is fun (and probably not too expensive). Might sell a few Legos and $3.00 sodas! ;o)
OK, Great that under 21's can't get in now. Makes it a lot simpler for the staff and will allow the adults to lighten up a little...
Regards to comedy warehouse, well..... I went there for the first time ever 2 weeks ago. I say close it for good! It was bad!
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Rock n Roll Beach Club and 8 Trax was two of my favorites! Honesty, why would they change the ages for these two!
I'm glad I am now over 21