Too Young and Too Old at the same time?

Disney has just announced that they are changing the age requirement for entering the Disney Theme Parks in Orlando Florida. This covers all of the parks, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The new age for getting into the park alone is 14 years of age.

How did they determine 14 was the right age

This is the age that the Red Cross has determined it is safe to have a baby sitting job. Some people are starting to wonder how Disney can say that you are too young to be in the park if you are under the age of 14 by yourself but you are old enough to buy an adult ticket. I can understand the frustration and the point of view but I don’t think that Disney is going to be wavered by any outcry from the public on this. In fact, I am pretty sure that the people who are complaining about this are still going to purchase the adult tickets and bring their kids to the Disney Theme parks. I have never questioned this or really even thought about it in the past but it seems as if Disney has never really had an age requirement for getting into any of their parks until now.

How will they know?

I would think that it would really difficult to pick out young people from a crowd and enforce something like this. Since kids under the age of 16 have no identification, it is purely up to the workers to figure out how old they are. If the parents aren’t around, I am not sure what the park workers are going to do. This only seems to affect the entrance in to the parks and not actually roaming around after the entrance has been made. This seems like a pretty big loophole if you ask me. Parents or guardians can still get the younger ones into the park and leave without anyone having a concern. If there is a rule in place, I am sure there will be many trying to get around it. We will have to watch and see how this one plays out.