Walt Disney World, Disneyland Ban Unaccompanied Kids Younger Than 14

03/18/2013 11:00 am ET | Updated Jul 08, 2014

Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California have put a ban on guests younger than 14 entering the parks alone come March 23, reports NBC News.

According to a Disney spokeswoman, if a cast member suspects a guest is too young, they will engage in conversation to "verbally" determine whether or not the child is younger than 14. That particular age was chosen after consultation with child welfare organizations and through guest surveys.

This is the first such rule to be implemented across all of Disney's American parks. Though, the former Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World required guests younger than 18 to be accompanied at night, and, as the Orlando Sentinel reported, the fine dining Victoria and Albert's restaurant banned children younger than 10 back in 2008.

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