Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 5, 2011
    Kara from ID Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a trip as a single parent with my 12 year old and 11 year old for December. Why do all the packages plan for a family of 4? Also is my 12 year old considered an adult at Disney?

    Hi Kara!
    I think it is great that the three of you are headed to Walt Disney World, and In December no favorite time of year to visit.!
    As for vacation packages, I don't think Disney intends to offend guest families of a smaller size...rather, most packages are priced with four as the MAXIMUM for that price. In addition, many Walt Disney World resort hotels can only accomodate 4 persons (as do most other hotels), so four seems to become the commonly used number. No disrespect intended, I am sure.
    Finally, with regards to age, any guest under 3 at WDW is free, ages 3-9 are considered a child, and ages 10 and above are considered adult. Now, in my world, a 10 year old is absolutely not an adult, but with regards to the theme parks, kids 10 and up get categorized that way because they are old enough/big enough, by and large, to experience everything the parks have to offer.
    I hope this helps and I wish the three of you a Magical vacation!! :)
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