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Old 04-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #16
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I believe the age for children to enter the lounge unaccompanied is 10.
Just curious on what fact/info are you basing this thought. And does it vary per resort?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:05 PM   #17
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I thought anyone under 14 years old needs someone 14 or older to accompany them. I would be concerned for their safety to if they were unsupervised.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #18
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I've never seen any signage about ages. They may exist, but I have no clue. I have seen younger kids run in and grab a soda, etc and no one seemed to mind.

As a parent, I would have no problem with the two girls going together. It would be a good experience at independence for them, and you, lol. Send them with a cell phone and have them text when they get there.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #19
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I thought anyone under 14 years old needs someone 14 or older to accompany them. I would be concerned for their safety to if they were unsupervised.
Just curious on what fact/info re you basing this.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:40 PM   #20
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Have not ever been to AKL club but I do have kids of similar ages. My boys are now 14 and 11. Last summer we were on Hard Rock Universal Club level and I think we let both boys be alone in the club (but I think just in the morning?). And our room was just down the hall from the Club lounge. We were waking up at different times of the day. We have also let our older son join us later for breakfast at hotel chains that offer free breakfast. But those hotels are typically smaller and he was joining us for breakfast later since he slept in later. We have let our boys go on their own to refill refillable mugs at Disney. We have been on Club level at a Hyatt in our home state and the club lounge was very difficult to find and not well marked. I don't think I would have let them go to that one alone. I have spent some time at AKL (from stays at Kidani) and the resort is not huge and there are always plenty of cast members around. I don't think I would have a problem letting my kids go alone but you know your own kids best.
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Y'all are so helpful!! Thank you!! They are good girls and know how to behave in such places, thankfully. They are each other's best friend and keep a close eye on each other. I feel like I am in a new parenting frontier. I know that they need more opportunities to be independent, but it can be hard to let go😉
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I believe the age for children to enter the lounge unaccompanied is 10.
This is correct. At least for BC. It was written on the info paper we received at check in.

And I wouldn't let young children go alone to another floor in a resort full of strangers. This world we live in is too crazy.
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I thought anyone under 14 years old needs someone 14 or older to accompany them. I would be concerned for their safety to if they were unsupervised.
I believe that this is the age required for children to enter the parks if they aren't with an adult.
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Just curious on what fact/info re you basing this.
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/fa...s/minimum-age/

As I said, I thought the age is 14.

This is the policy I've seen in regards to unaccompanied children for the parks and other WDW locations. It's on the WDW website.

Not sure if the lounges have lower ages, seems like many posters have quoted 10 years old at the minimum age.
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I would contact the Planning Office of the resort to get the answer. There is misinformation being posted in this thread.
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This is correct. At least for BC. It was written on the info paper we received at check in.

And I wouldn't let young children go alone to another floor in a resort full of strangers. This world we live in is too crazy.
I agree. It doesn't matter what the rule is. Young children and tweens should not be walking around a resort hotel alone.

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we were just at AK club level. Our room was on the 6th floor... it was a short walk down the hall. I let my son go get a drink etc. he is 9 (almost 10)

You need a special room key to have access to the 6th floor.
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I would contact the Planning Office of the resort to get the answer. There is misinformation being posted in this thread.
I kept my greeting letter and this is what it states:
"While enjoying the Lounge, we request that all Guests under the age of ten years of age be accompanied by an adult Guest".

But again I wouldn't let my children go alone and my youngest is 11.
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I agree. It doesn't matter what the rule is. Young children and tweens should not be walking around a resort hotel alone.

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In your opinion. I and others here respectively disagree.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #30
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I agree. It doesn't matter what the rule is. Young children and tweens should not be walking around a resort hotel alone.

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I have no problem with kids walking around alone. My problem is when they create havoc and discomfort for others- yelling and screaming in the halls, knocking on doors late at night, throwing footballs at you in the pool, pushing all the elevator buttons for fun. I can also picture them digging their hands into the snacks in the club lounge, and opening sodas and just leaving the cans wherever.

But again, there's a big difference between a kid walking around and an ignorant child whose parents haven't taught them manners and consideration. I have found that even with their parents, ignorant children will cause problems while their equally ignorant parents smile and watch. The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree
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