Answered Question - Disney Parks Moms Panel
- We are discussing visiting WDW with our 5 month old. What rides will she be allowed on?
- - Asked by ROBIN from Illinois on 2/6/2008
- We visited WDW when our twins were babies and had no trouble finding things to do.
Basically if the ride doesn't have a safety-related height restriction, then you can bring your baby on with you. A list of the rides that do have height limits can be found here. For example, in the Magic Kingdom, you could take your baby on the Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan's Flight, it's a small world, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, the Jungle Cruise and many others. Indeed, at every park the list of things she could do is much, much longer than the list of things she couldn't.
There are a few rides that your baby would be allowed to go on, but I myself would shy away from. For example, they would probably let you bring her on the Indy Speedway in Tomorrowland, but I think it might be too loud there for a baby. You have to use your own judgement on a case-by-case basis.
Also, you should know that Disney does have a "rider swap" (aka "baby swap") plan where the adults in a group can take turns staying with the baby and riding the more adventurous rides without having to wait in line twice. (Search this Moms Panel site for "baby swap" for more details.)
There are some attractions that are perfect if you need a calm, dark place to nurse or settle her down. The Hall of Presidents and the Carousel of Progress are both very mellow and soothing.
I'm sure you and your little one will have a great trip.
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