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  • On Jun 17, 2012
    Gina Asked

    Hi I'm going to Disney World for the first time in August with my mom, roommate and my 20 month old baby girl, she has down syndrome. I'm so excited, but I'm a little worried there won't be any rides she can get on.

    Hi, Gina!  There are probably more attractions you can do with your little princess than there are that you can't.  She may enjoy things like Buzz Lightyear and the Jungle Cruise.  My kids loved Pirates of the Caribbean at that age, and they even sat with me on the Haunted Mansion.  Living With the Land and the Seas with Nemo and Friends are great attractions for young children at EPCOT.  There's a bit of spinning on Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios, but she may see some familiar characters and lots of light and color.  And at Animal Kingdom, my girls couldn't wait to get on Kilimanjaro Safaris when they were young. 

    Unless there is a height restriction, you can really bring her on anything.  Some things may be a little scarier to her, so use your best judgement as to what your child may find frightening.  You can also use the child swap option, since you're traveling with other adults.  You can get in line for an attraction with a height restriction (like Space Mountain), and you can take turns riding with another adult - one watches the baby while the other rides, then you swap.

    Have a wonderful time, Gina!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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