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Old 01-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #76
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MY LAND YES!!! we would. When i was 12..we ran alone in the park and met up later. I have no issues allowing a 12 y.o. to do that.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #77
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I like the chicken exit idea myself. That way you're still spending the time together at least That would be a long time alone in the shops, knowing ride lines...
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #78
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based on your description of your daughter, yes definitely.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:30 PM   #79
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If she has a phone and/or stays by a CM she'll be fine.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #80
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Didn't we learn anything from Finding Nemo? Let's see what the little squirt does flying solo. Crush is a very smart turtle.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #82
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My oldest two are 11 and almost 10. They have cell phones and I let them go to attractions on their own, even if it means meeting me across the park. I also leave them in line with my younger two 4 and almost 3, so I can go grab breakfast or snacks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:54 PM   #85
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She would be fine, but she will probably get bored in one shop during that time. I have waited for my family and it takes much longer than you ever think and even as an adult I begin to worry I had somehow missed them when they came out.

If you both have phones I would recommend texting her right before you actually get on the ride to let her know some idea of your getting off the ride.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:56 PM   #86
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To quote Dory:


"If nothing ever happens to him......then nothing will ever happen to him."
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:00 PM   #87
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We can always say the *what if* scenario about anything in life. If you search files enough, you can find that something has happened to someone in about any situation you can name.

But, I feel, as a PP mentioned that if we worry about something happening to us in every situation (believe they mentioned a plane crashing into your home, as example) we would never venture forward. We can't be over protective of our children or they will never be ready to grow up and face things alone in society. Better to teach them *how* to behave and cope in different situations.

The one PP was right there with her daughter when something happened, so being a confident, mature 12 year old alone in a gift shop at Disney is totally something I'm comfortable with. Obedience and responsibility were something we instilled in our children from a very young age - there was also consistent consequences if this was not followed.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:04 PM   #88
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Depends on the kid entirely but without getting long winded and covering what's already probably been said several times in the thread..
Yes. I would let my child wait in the giftshop at 12 and did.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #89
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I'm in the minority,and I would not leave my 12 year old.
again,it's not really about the maturity of the child,but other people.

I would simply be uncomfortable,but it's each to their own.
I agree with you. I would just die if anything happened. There are just too many weirdos out there. And me getting to ride on TOT or anything else is just not worth the risk to me.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:49 PM   #90
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I have 3 children. 20, 16 and 12. I would not have had a problem leaving them alone at that age with a cell phone at one point or another
My only concern would be there being an issue with the ride and getting stuck for a long period of time.
Last summer my DD20 and I went alone. We were stuck on Rockin Roller Coaster for about 30 min when the ride broke down. If I had left my youngest I would have been going crazy as we were in restraints in the car and would not have been able to call them and let them know.
What if it had been a longer time. And that was in addition to the line time.
I would leave my 12 year old as he is good and listens and is cautious in many situations. But have a plan in case the ride does break down.
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