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Old 04-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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Ride policy change for children under 7

According to THEME PARK INSIDER, Disney has changed their policy for children under 7 on attractions.

Previously, they needed someone at least 14 years old to accompany them. Now they need someone at least 14 years old to ride next to them or directly behind them in the same ride vehicle.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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According to THEME PARK INSIDER, Disney has changed their policy for children under 7 on attractions.

Previously, they needed someone at least 14 years old to accompany them. Now they need someone at least 14 years old to ride next to them or directly behind them in the same ride vehicle.
And this will be enforced...how?
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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And this will be enforced...how?
They ask the age of the children. Also we can use heights indicators as well. Most of the time if a CM suspects a child is too young to go alone they will have a short conversation with the child before asking age that way they aren't concentrating on lying if that was their intent.

Also this seems like it was the rule it is just now being reported. I know you couldn't do single rider under 7.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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And this will be enforced...how?
I know when I went in December, they asked me where my parents were for the tea cups because they said I needed to be 14 years old to ride them by myself (I'm 22).
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I know when I went in December, they asked me where my parents were for the tea cups because they said I needed to be 14 years old to ride them by myself (I'm 22).
Did you show them ID?
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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I know when I went in December, they asked me where my parents were for the tea cups because they said I needed to be 14 years old to ride them by myself (I'm 22).
oh my. lol.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #7
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My son is 13 5"7 and his sister is will be 2 months from 7 in sept when we go I get sick on rides like dumbo type so he has to go with her they don't have there ages on there passes do they my son can just say he's 14
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My son is 13 5"7 and his sister is will be 2 months from 7 in sept when we go I get sick on rides like dumbo type so he has to go with her they don't have there ages on there passes do they my son can just say he's 14
Not to start an argument but you are ok allowing your son to lie? Both are technically too young according to the rules and God forbid something go wrong a CM could loose their job because you told your son it is okay to lie. In the event an emergency responder had to evacuate the ride they couldn't lie to them (well the could but shouldn't).

I bet once magic+ rolls out the lying about age will be a little harder. I have nothing official bit it wouldn't be so hard since they ask for age of children when booking a room.

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #9
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Not to start an argument but you are ok allowing your son to lie? Both are technically too young according to the rules and God forbid something go wrong a CM could loose their job because you told your son it is okay to lie. In the event an emergency responder had to evacuate the ride they couldn't lie to them (well the could but shouldn't).

I bet once magic+ rolls out the lying about age will be a little harder. I have nothing official bit it wouldn't be so hard since they ask for age of children when booking a room.
if the kid is 5'7 would you really question them?
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if the kid is 5'7 would you really question them?
It is hard to say. I work a spiel based attraction so with all kids I ask age and if they have parents permission no matter how tall they are. Also depends on if he has a baby face or not. Lots of factors other than heights. Attitude, maturity, and physical features all go into the quick evaluation we go through.
Some CMs are thorough and will ask whenever they suspect the child is under 7 and not with their parent.
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