Originally Posted by ShannonMB
Thank you all so much for the responses!
I do know my child, and I am certain she can be trusted to follow the protocol we put in place. She is also very comfortable in her own skin and enjoys little tests of her independence. Thing is, she just turned 12, is my only, and I am still trying to wrap my brain around all these changes that take place at this age!
I'm not taking a poll, I will definitely ultimately decide on our strategy based on my gut and what I think is best. But this discussion is already giving me SO much to think about - AND so much concrete info. In all the times I've been, I never knew about the chicken exits!!!! I do think DD would enjoy seeing the queues (esp for ToT), so that's probably the solution. But the discussion is definitely helping me sort my thoughts, so thanks!
And Seven Dwarfs, I'm so sorry, too.
My DD9 went through the ToT line with us and chickened out at the last second. It happened really fast and I stayed with my DS instead of going with her. I was panicked the whole ride about where she would meet us, etc. when the elevator doors opened she was right there. The CMs had given her a mini-bellhop outfit and she was directing all of us off the ride. It was so sweet and she didn't feel silly about bailing out at the last minute. Awesome experience. I would not leave any of my kids without a cellphone. Too easy to get separated. With one, at age 12, yes.