Recently, someone brought up this question:

“At what age is your child old enough to wander Disneyland without an adult?”

Personally, my children are still young (6, 4, and 1) but it got me thinking. I believe my parents allowed my brother and I to run around together unsupervised in our early teens, which, depending on maturity level, would be my choice. Some kids are responsible enough at age 12 or 13 to go off and do a ride, buy a churro, what have you, unassisted. That is an age frame I’m comfortable with, and would probably (unless she has a HUGE decrease in maturity by that time) allow our kids to go off to a ride on their own. If it were the issue of dropping off your child for a day at the parks alone, I’ll more than likely wait until they were 15/16 or so.

Other factors that come into play:

  • Do they know their way around?
  • Do they have a cell phone?

Keep in mind: There are signs at the entrance to rides at Disneyland and DCA that state children under age 7 must be accompanied by another guest 14 years or older.

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