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  • 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.

    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 less...my 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!! :)
    Chris
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Meet the Panelist: Chris, Massachusetts

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