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    CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    I confirmed this with a phone call to Disneyland Resort this afternoon. It's certainly going to change the way some people decide on whether they want to keep buying AP's for their kids:

    Disney is making a change to the age of admission policy for all of its US parks, including all the gated attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Locations included are Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Blizzard Beach, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, DisneyQuest, Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure.

    Starting March 23 2013, guests under age 14 will need to be accompanied by a guest age 14 or older. Currently, the policy is that guests under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a guest age 14 or older.
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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    This already happens in certain movie theaters. There is one in my local area that won't let any guests under the age of 17 into the theater without a parent or guardian after 7pm.

    Doesn't bother me one bit.
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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    I think that is great.

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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    Wow. I remember stories going back to when I was a kid how parents would drop their kids off at the park before going to work and picking them up when they were off. I remember hearing one story where two brothers were left alone inside Disneyland one day while their parents were at work. One boy was 7. The other was 5. Or maybe it was 5 and 3. In any case this is great that they made this policy!

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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    I think this is a positive change.

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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    Not bad I think.

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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    Wow isn't 14 a bit too old to be the minimum? I remember going on dates alone to disneyland at around 13-14. Sad how more and more aspects of society(TV, Companies, Gov) are forced/expected to play the mother hen role for our youth. Parents these days love to blame everyone but themselves, be it teachers, schools, or tv shows...
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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    I wasn't aware that young children alone was such a serious problem or concern. I know that my friends & I could run around Disneyland by ourselves starting at about age 13, but my parents were also in the park. Just the thought that they might see us 'do something' kept us on 'pretty good' behavior!

    I don't think I was ever at the park without my parents (well usually Mom & one of her 'pals') being around somewhere there, too, until I was 16 & either on a date* or my 'gang' (aka 'those girls!' to our parents) having driven ourselves. But then that may have been just as much because we lived just far enough away that it would have been a bit of a hassle drive there, drop us off & then have to drive back to pick us up. Easier for Mom to head to the Pendleton Store (anyone remember that?). She used to buy that place out then have lunch at Carnation Plaza and dinner at the Blue Bayou, then hang out on Main Street.

    I really can't imagine dropping my kids off like that at such a young age. Let's see, Matt at 14? Phillip would have been 9. First off, I wouldn't have been able to trust Matt not to 'ditch' his 'pesky little brother'. LOL. Seriously, I can't believe that parents would be so irresponsible. And wow, using DL as childcare while you're at work??!! Is childcare really that expensive that Disneyland tickets would be cheaper? Well, I guess an Annual Pass would be way cheaper, but come on! Seriously??

    I think 14 is a reasonable age. Most kids begin to develop a few 'street smarts' by 14 & can usually be counted upon to make 'relatively' good choices.


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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    I don't see this as "blaming" anyone for responsibility for their kid. It just means nobody has to deal with kids running wild and wreacking havoc with no parent around.

    To me, letting a 10-year old run loose for the day is asking Disney to play babysitter more than saying you have to have someone with them to be responsible for them. If parents didn't dump the kids at DL, this rule wouldn't be needed.

    Kind of like if smokers were polite and didn't fling cig butts and didn't put smoke into spaces where nonsmokers go, we wouldn't need laws about where and when you could smoke.
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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Circarama View Post
    Starting March 23 2013, guests under age 14 will need to be accompanied by a guest age 14 or older. Currently, the policy is that guests under 7 years of age must be accompanied by a guest age 14 or older.

    So (2) 14 year olds can go in? doesn't seem worded right. They don't need an adult or Guardian just need a friend to go with.

    it doesn't effect me as we don't have kids, it just sounds weird. I can imagine a couple 14 year olds ditching school and still getting into Disneyland.

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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    My mother started letting us go out by ourselves when we were around 12 or 13. I don't blame Disney for changing the age limit.
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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabassetgrrl View Post
    I don't see this as "blaming" anyone for responsibility for their kid. It just means nobody has to deal with kids running wild and wreacking havoc with no parent around.

    To me, letting a 10-year old run loose for the day is asking Disney to play babysitter more than saying you have to have someone with them to be responsible for them. If parents didn't dump the kids at DL, this rule wouldn't be needed.
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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    I think this is a good change. I wasn't able to go alone until I could drive. I think I treat the park with respect because of that since i had to learn how to take care of things on my own.

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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    Quote Originally Posted by mine,mine,mine View Post
    So (2) 14 year olds can go in? doesn't seem worded right. They don't need an adult or Guardian just need a friend to go with.
    It is worded correctly, but could have been better phrased by noting that 13 years old and younger must be accompanied by a 14 years or older guests (as opposed to the previous 7 years and younger).
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    Re: CONFIRMED! Disney changes admission policies for teens and tweens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Circarama View Post
    I confirmed this with a phone call to Disneyland Resort this afternoon. It's certainly going to change the way some people decide on whether they want to keep buying AP's for their kids:

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