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  • On Jan 19, 2022
    Penelope from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Once my family enters the park as a group, can my teen/tween kiddos go around the park on their own without an adult? For example, if I want to have a sit down lunch, can my kids keep having fun without me, while I dine?

    Hi there, Penelope! Welcome back to planDisney!

    A Walt Disney World Resort vacation truly is fun for the whole family. But let's face it, sometimes we grown-ups need a few more breaks than the younger folks with endless energy. I think you've got the right idea to enjoy a delicious meal in the parks while your kids hop on a few extra attractions, so let's talk about it!

    In order to enter the theme parks, children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Once you've entered the park, children under the age of 7 will need to be accompanied by a Guest age 14 or older. So, this means your teen and tween family members are free to board attractions, as long as they are between the ages of 7 and 17. Of course, navigating through the parks can be tricky at times, so you'll want to make sure to have a specific meeting place and time should any of the youngsters get overwhelmed and want to find you.

    Now, let's talk about some fun things for the adults while the teens are off on their own. There are so many fantastic restaurants for lunch in the parks, many with delicious cocktails that are sure to hit the spot! Some of my favorites include Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom, La Hacienda de San Angel in EPCOT, and The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Be sure to order the famous Cobb Salad and refreshingly delicious Grapefruit Cake. You'll want to ensure you've secured an Advanced Dining Reservation, so there is a table available for your party to sit back and enjoy a relaxing lunch.

    Penelope, I hope your family has an absolute blast on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Please visit us again with any other planning questions you may have.

    See you real soon!
    Diana
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Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

Hiya! I'm Diana from New York, and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Whether you're planning your first trip or just visiting "For the First Time in Forever," with all that Walt Disney World has to offer, it's easy to feel like you're headed "Into the Unknown." Just remember, "You've Got a Friend in Me!" So, let me be a "Part of Your World" to lend a helping hand as you plan your most magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Diana

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