Disney policy change on accompanying children under seven on rides
Written by Skipper Adam
The rules for allowing children to ride a ride or visit an attraction alone are constantly changing to be more strict. However, the policy has changed so that it now may be a bigger burden on some families.
Gadget's Go Coaster at Disneyland
Before the policy was that a child under seven must have some one fourteen or older to go with them. That part is still the same. Before, if there were not enough "adults," children could sit in adjacent vehicles.
The NEW policy is that if a child is UNDER SEVEN, someone FOURTEEN OR OLDER be in the SAME ROW or in the row behind them in the SAME VEHICLE.
This honestly makes sense for about 99.5% of the rides. Rides like The Mad Tea Party, and more importantly the Barnstormer/ Gadget's Go Coaster becomes a challenge.
Previously on the Barnstormer/ Gadget's Go Coaster, if there were one adult and two children, often the kids would sit together and the parent in an adjacent vehicle. Since each seat on Barnstormer/ Gadget's Go Coaster are in their own vehicle, this is no longer allowed.
Long story short, some rides, families with too few parents and too many kids to fit in a row simply cannot ride some rides anymore.
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