I told my 10 y.o. dd that I would post this question. First of all, she is a good girl, responsible, etc. I have agreed to take my DD and a friend to DL coming up in the next few weeks. My DD is very comfortable at the park (we are locals and have been many, many times). My DD feels that she and her friend should be allowed to go on a few rides themselves. She wants to be given a time (like an hour) that she and her friend can go on rides and then meet me at an agreed upon spot. I am COMPLETELY against this. I know the appropriate age is based on an individual, their maturity level, etc. But I promised my DD that I would post this and ask others "at what age is your child old enough to have some more freedom at DL"? Understand, that I do not plan on allowing her to do this at 10. When do you think it is OK? If you have some suggestions on what I can do to let her feel a little more grown up (and still be safe) I'd like to hear your thoughts. Stand in a different (split) line while we both go on the same ride type thing? We will be going with another adult and younder siblings. Sigh...they want to grow up so fast.