• On Nov 27, 2017
    Emma from Northumberland Asked

    We have booked our trip for next year, my husband, four year old and myself, I'm looking for suggestions on suitable rides for 4 year old who LOVES FAST rides, and fast pass+ selection recommendations. He is a bit of an adrenaline freak for his age !

    Hi there, Emma! Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    I am so excited to answer this question because it sounds like your son and my daughter would be like two peas in a pod! My 4-year-old has always been tall for her age so she has been riding roller coasters for over a year now and is a huge thrill-seeker. As long as your son is at least 40” or 102 cm tall, there are lots of attractions available to him. Here are my top picks for your adventurous little Mouseketeer:
    -At Magic Kingdom, you will definitely want to make FastPass+ selections for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Also, while Splash Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean aren’t necessarily fast, they are my daughter’s two favorite attractions so I think your son will love them too. The Barnstormer is another fun, fast attraction great for preschoolers.
    -Over in Epcot, Test Track should be first on your list! Your son will have a blast designing the car while you wait and then he is in for a super speedy thrill as you go racing at speeds over 60 mph.
    -In Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, your choices will depend on his height. My daughter wasn’t quite 44” tall on our last visit, so she missed out on Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain and Avatar Flight of Passage, but she did enjoy DINOSAUR and of course getting completely soaked on Kali River Rapids.
    -Finally, in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you will want to prioritize Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Both are sure to delight any thrill enthusiast!
    I would love to provide more tips on visiting the parks with a 4-year-old, so please stop by again with any other questions!
    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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