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  • On Mar 10, 2024
    Emelia from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can my 14 year old daughter and her 13 year old friend go to Disney World by themselves?

    Hey there, Emilia, and welcome to planDisney! From one teen girl mom to another, I love this question! Watching our kids grow up to know and love Disney, and then seeing them take steps to Disney independence is exciting for sure!

    Emilia, the minimum age requirement for unaccompanied children at the theme parks, water parks, and other locations at the Walt Disney World Resort is 14 years of age; children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by another guest who is at least 14 years old, so your daughter and her friend are good to go for a day at the parks all on their own! 

    Having traveled with student groups as a teacher and chaperone many times, as well as with my own two teenage girls and their friends, I'd love to give you a few tips to help make sure your girls are prepared for a most magical day at the parks! Here are my top tips for training your teens to make the most of their day:

    • Have them each create a My Disney Experience account and make sure they have linked together as Family & Friends so they can share planning, join Virtual Queues, and select Lightning Lanes through the Disney Genie+ Service if they choose to use this service. 
    • Invest in a MagicBand+ so they can easily tap into the parks and attractions and connect any PhotoPass photos they take to their accounts quickly and easily.
    • Create a plan for their top, can't-miss attractions so they can manage their time with these in mind. Take a look at the park maps in the My Disney Experience mobile app ahead of their visit so they can have an idea of where things are at the parks. My girls recommend Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT and Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park.
    • Disney Gift Cards are accepted all across theme parks, restaurants, and shops at Walt Disney World - you can even add an e-gift card to your teen's Apple wallet to help them manage spending.
    • Bring a portable charger! Normal teen phone usage combined with the use of the My Disney Experience app throughout the day is pretty much a guarantee that they will need to recharge at some point during the day!
    • Embrace the magic! Even big kids get to relish in childhood fantasy, hug their favorite characters, and enjoy all the fun that surrounds us in the parks!
    Emilia, I know your daughter will create many magical memories with her friend! If you (or your daughter) have any more questions leading up to your visit, please feel free to come back and ask again

    Here's to the magic of friendship,
    Alison
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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