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  • On Jul 28, 2015
    Kelly from MA Asked

    We are so excited to be heading to WDW! This is our first trip with 3 kids - were officially outnumbered! Ages - 6,4&1 1/2. What is the best way to sit on the 'kids' rides? One adult with the older 2 and one with the baby? Thanks!

    Hi Kelly,

    Welcome to the world of "zone defense"!  As a mother of four kiddos I got a kick out of your question because I remember the day in which my husband and I realized we could no longer employ "man to man defense" when traveling with our children.  I think you will find boarding the attractions and rides not to be much of a problem for you.  For the young child centered attractions which only seat 2 or 3 across I do agree your best bet is for one adult to take the older two children while the other one has the baby.  With rides such as Dumbo The Flying Elephant each car or "baby elephant" has two rows.  I find it most comfortable to seat 1-2 children in the front seat while I sit behind.  When you enter the queue for most rides the Cast Members will ask how many Guests are in your party and will instruct you how to line up.  You will find a natural rhythm with your family but if you ever have any concerns simply let the Cast Member know your situation and they can give you suggestions.

    Kelly if you encounter certain rides in which some of your children cannot (or do not wish to) ride you may use Disney's Rider Switch Service.  This service really adds extra Pixie Dust to our vacations because the adult who waits with the non-rider does not have to enter through the standby line when it is their turn.  Make sure to read the details printed on the Rider Switch ticket that is given to you because the adult who waited is allowed to take additional Guests along with them.  Disney doesn't want you to ride alone!  You will find your older child/children will love this service because it means they get to ride twice.

    Have a Disney Day!
    Brenda ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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