• On Jul 3, 2018
    Yvonne from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can my 16 year old brother take my children (9 and 12) to the park alone?

    Hi Yvonne,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I checked the Park Rules to verify my response to your question. Specifically, the rules state that "Guests under age 14 must be accompanied by a Guest age 14 or older to enter the park." Having said that, there are a few other things to consider if you have not done so already.

    • If your brother and/or children have never been to Walt Disney World, I would hesitate to send them on their first visit to the parks alone (that may be the teacher in me!)
    • Things happen - what will be their exit strategy or plan if one of them gets injured? There are First Aid stations in each park.
    • Although park closures are rare, they have happened. What will they do if they reach the park and are unable to enter?
    • Be sure to use the Attractions List to check the height requirements for each attraction they plan to experience. 
    • I assume they will have cell phones. Be sure they are familiar with Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering.
    • Be sure they have rain ponchos and a rain plan if the rain is persistent and heavy.
    • Send them with sunscreen so that they can reapply during the day.

    Yvonne, if you have not done so already, set up a My Disney Experience Account so that they can make Fast Pass+ selections for attractions. If they download the My Disney Experience Mobile App, they can add a fourth, "rolling" Fast Pass+ after they have used their first three!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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