Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 29, 2009
    Lorena from MD Asked

    I have a fear of heights and can't do rollercoasters (I can do the speed but not the drops) but my 10 yr old son is up for anything. What rides should I avoid and what rides can we enjoy together? This is our first trip to WDW. Thanks!

    Hi Lorena,

    Lucky for you, there aren't too many attractions that feature large drops at Disney World, although I'm sure your son will probably enjoy those that do.  Knowing your limitations, I would avoid: Splash Mountain, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster (there are no big drops, but you go upside down), Tower of Terror and Expedition Everest.

    If your son wants to experience these attractions, you can stand in line with him and then tell the cast member you don't want to ride.  They will direct you to an area where you can wait for your son.

    If you can handle little drops, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad might be a great roller coaster for the two of you to ride together.  I'm not sure if Space Mountain will be open when you're traveling.  This attraction takes place in the dark; there aren't any HUGE drops, but being in the dark sometimes heightens that feeling of falling -- use caution with this attraction.

    Other "thrill rides" that you two can enjoy together include: Dinosaur!, Test Track, Soarin', Mission Space and Kali River Rapids.  There are plenty of other mild, but fun attractions as well.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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