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.