296.3 #937 (DL Qual #5575

Mar 16, 2013 10:25 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
There is a story on the front page of the OC Register today announcing that as of March 23rd, visitors under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by someone older to get into Disney's American resorts. It said the new policy wasn't triggered by any specific issue. Employees will approach those who look younger and will contact a parent or guardian if under 14. This will be very interesting to see how it pans out.

I think I read this on here before? - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  341.1 #701 10:31AM
Yup. I think stitch posted it a week ago? - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 10:43AM
They might have Stitch blocked. - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #165 12:36AM
If I had gone to high schools in the area and had an annual pass, I would have the truant officers looking for me on a daily basis. 😁 - bluefairy  643.8 #313 1:48PM
Well that's interesting - NightmareKaren  364.3 #629 10:39AM
I was informed by a CM yesterday over the phone that kids as young as 7-10 were being dropped off before park opening and picked up afterwork. With no adult just a group of them. - MeridasHair  346.5 #687 10:44AM
What the heck?! Unbelievable. - PrincessDuckie  905.1 #202 10:53AM
That' s sad.πŸ˜” - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1569.2 #106 10:55AM
I believe it, as a school nurse I have parents who show up at 4:30pm to pick up their 5 yr old kinder kids and they were out at 12n. No answers their cells/phones. - Plumiegirl  10135.2 #8 11:00AM
Very sad. - HalfCaff  518.2 #402 11:00AM
I can't imagine doing that. I wouldn't even be comfortable with a fourteen year old alone. That's really sad. - Tinkerbellmom4  440.2 #497 1:02PM
That's horrible plumie. I have for kids and i go way early to school partially because of crazy parking lot but leaving them and not answering phones is beyond unacceptable. :( - Tinkerbellmom4  440.2 #497 1:04PM
This is horrible! Plumie, have you ever had to call CPS or the police department? - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 8:39AM
Great I love this - HanLostLeia  1098.3 #165 10:48AM
But did they mention anything about MouseWait? - IMissDisney  1205.7 #144 10:59AM
Exactly hehehe - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 11:38AM
My thirteen year old is following all the rules on here and loves it just wish everyone could be the same way :). - Tinkerbellmom4  440.2 #497 1:06PM
Next is age verification to access mousewait. But why 14? The speed limit is 14mph and the age limit is 14? What's the disney story behind their choosing 14s? I know the stories of club33 and D23, so why not 13 just to keep a same digit? Anythoughts? - joxua  98.2 #3623 11:20AM
I'd guess for the age that 14 is a freshman in high school and younger. They don't want middle school and younger left alone. As for the speed limit--I heard that 15mph+ requires police regulation. 14 doesn't. - KylaShea  632.7 #319 11:22AM
No polling πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚jk - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 11:24AM
it was on the news lastnight too - disneyboi805  38.8 #5285 11:25AM
I think this is Fantastic. - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1247.8 #136 11:28AM
I may be paranoid parent here, but I'd be afraid to let my kids go into the park alone period. I plan to accompany them even when they're 25! Wait... that's just because I want to go every chance I get... ;D - LoveDland  336.1 #719 12:50PM
Lol, I remember I went with my dad when I was 8 and lost track of him. After searching for awhile I broke out my trusty map and found where lost children were so I walked in there looking for my lost parent. I watched toons until he figured out where I'd go. - InnerSpaceman  49.6 #4800 1:00PM
That's great! I always remind my kids what to do in case we are accidentally separated. - LaPearleNoir  1789.6 #94 8:41AM
I think it should be 16 :) - missariel33  2115.5 #72 1:06PM
I never really imagined kids under 14 going to the parks alone anyways...haha - Picklez  29.8 #6005 1:06PM
The only thing is kids lyin about age. They don't have drivers licenses like to check for 21 and over, and not all kids have state IDs. They can say they're 14 but they can't be required to have proof? - CandaceRMouse  54.6 #4594 7:48PM
Most high schools do issue I.d.s though. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 9:34PM
If they're under 14 in middle school they won't have one :P that's what I'm saying. They can just lie. - CandaceRMouse  54.6 #4594 8:35AM
My elementary school issues them, I even have one that I carry around, so it isn't impossible. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 12:02AM
Do they just have to have an adult to enter the park? Or do they have to have an adult at all times with them while in the park? - Cinderella12  45.6 #112 9:35PM
The article didn't clarify if they need to be supervised at all times. If they don't, then this is probably the first baby step to a future policy requiring parents to stay with their kids at all times. - NotNKansasAnymor  283.8 #1027 12:21AM
I have a 14 year old boy in High School, but he looks like he is 11 or 12. This will be interesting! He will normally go with me, and sometimes take a friend. I let them go on their own, so I'm guessing an ID will be necessary from now on? - snowwannab  751.3 #253 9:56PM

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