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Changes to Minimum Age Requirements at Walt Disney World

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World News & Rumors' started by Wendy, Mar 15, 2013.

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    From the 23rd March 2013, Disney are making changes to the age of admission policy for all of its US parks, including all the gated attractions at Walt Disney World.

    Guests you are aged 14 and under will now need to be accompanied by a Guest who is 14 or older. This will operate at all the parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon, and DisneyQuest.

    At the moment Guests who are under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a Guest age 14 or older.

    Do you think this is a good change of policy or would you have preferred it to stay as it was?
     
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    I had no idea that was a policy in the first place. :oops:

    Maybe they've had hoards of cheerleaders roaming around unsupervised or something.
     
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    Alysia and Kayla were 11 when we let them off on their own in the same park we were in.

    Shoot I think Alysia and Andrew were 12 and 13 when they were using Disney transportation alone. Like pros I might add.

    I knew about the 7 age. But there are plenty of 12 year olds who babysit!!

    Obviously someone has abused this on order for them to make it a rule
     
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    i THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA 7 WAS FAR TOO YOUNG
     
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    Baahaaaahaa!

    TBH, I prefer to think there was simply mischief making rather than something more nefarious...

    Of course (Johnie can attest to this), quite often we have trouble CONVINCING our teens to go enjoy themselves without us, they're always afraid they're gonna miss something!
     
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    Lol! Isn't that the truth! Please go, enjoy yourselves, we said. Glued to our side lol
     
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    well heck yeah! with you two out on the loose, you'd be the ones causing trouble not the teens! :lol:
     
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    Lol! We were semi quietly behaving ourselves at the pub. And the tequila cave.
     
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    While I think 7 is to young I think 14 is a bit too old, I would say a couple of 12 year olds would be fine together if they knew the parks and were mature.
     
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    I think it should be up to the parents but obviously some patents are lacking in this department.
     
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    Isn't that always the way though, the minority of people ruin it for lots of others :sigh: I know 12 and 13 year olds, that would be responsible in the parks on their own. I think 14 is too old personally.
     
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    I think it applies to everything in life really :yes:
     
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    Oh definitely.
     
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    I must admit, though I've seen terrible behaviour at Disney, it's not been from kids on their own. In fact I'd say I've seen much less of that than in normal life.

    Generally the bad behaviour comes from parents telling their brats to go to the front of the queue and call them forward and the like. The rest of the bad behaviour tends to come from the adults :lol:

    I'm not the most kiddie tolerant I know, but when I HAVE seen kids on their own, they've seemed to take it pretty seriously IMHO for example I saw a young girl, 12 or 13 I'd guess, guiding two younger kids into the town hall at the magic kingdom and she was doing a much better job of controlling them than the adults who were there with kids :lol:
     
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    I must agree with you Keith! We went to Le Cellier a few years back and there were 4 boys eating alone. They were probably early teens. They were all so well behaved and polite. They also immensely enjoyed their steaks lol
     
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    I've just been sent an update on this and the following are included in the new Age Requirements:

    • Magic Kingdom Park
    • Epcot
    • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
    • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
    • DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park
     

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