Kids on attraction
  • On Jun 10, 2019
    Shannon from VA Asked

    I'm a single mom with two little girls ages 4 and 5. We'll be coming to disney for the first time and we're excited to ride things like the haunted mansion, barnstormer, soarin, etc. I'm curious which rides are strictly two person seats?

    Hi Shannon!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm the product of a single momma, and some of my favorite childhood memories are the fun vacations we took together. My first trip to The Mouse was with my mom to Disneyland. The magic we experienced then led me to my job today!

    With your family of three, you have plenty of options for attractions! There are a few rides that are two-seaters, and we tend to use Rider Switch for those. But since it sounds like you will be the only adult with the kiddos, that might not work this time around! Barnstormer, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Astro Orbiter, Splash Mountain and Slinky Dog Dash are the two-seaters that come to mind as limited for your crew. If you want to tackle Kali River Rapids, you will need another adult as both girls need someone to sit next to in the special kiddo seats. In general, though, with your littles, you will be limited by height restrictions more than anything else.

    But no worries! You will have so.much.fun on so many rides!! If everyone meets the height requirement for Soarin’ Around the World, expect to sit kid-parent-kid. Same with Test Track - if everyone is tall enough, all three can fit in the car together. Another "thrill" ride (especially for the kiddos!) is Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which has a bench seat where you can all ride together.

    Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frozen Ever After, and “it’s a small world” all fit everyone on the same bench. The whole family can also sit together on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan's Flight, Toy Story Midway Mania, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. All in all, most attractions allow you to sit together as a family. Kilimanjaro Safaris is our family's top choice each trip, but good luck with the ensuing debate as to who gets the “window” seat!

    Shannon, you've got this! I know you will have a magical visit, if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to come back.

    Rayna

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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