- Aug 6, 2005
We did this as teens. We lived about 45 minutes away from Great America in Santa Clara, CA. My dad worked right down the street from the park, so we'd (my brother and or or me and my BFF) would take the bus and light-rail to the park in the morning and be waiting at 4:30pm in the pick up lane for my dad to take us home. Outside of WDW/DLR I cannot envision allowing my kids to do this today.My mom and my best friends mom used to do this at our local six flags in the summer. Drop us off and come back like 8 hours later. I was 12 when they started doing this.
Also, every winter, on Saturday mornings, my mom would drop my sisters and I off at the ice rink at our civic center. We would skate for a couple hours and then go to the library to choose books. There were 3 of us. We would call our mom on a pay phone when we were ready to leave. I remember doing this when I was 8. My older sister was 10, younger was 6. I don't think this would even be LEGAL nowadays. This was in the mid/late 80s.