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How old should a child be to visit a theme park alone?

By Robert Niles: Theme parks provide great destinations for a family vacation. But, in all families, eventually the kids grow up and head out on their own. So when should kids start taking their first steps toward their eventual independence? One place where that can happen is in a theme park. On a family vacation, the kids might head off by themselves for a bit, leaving their parents behind in another part of the park.
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