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  • On Nov 29, 2008
    Kim from NY Asked

    LOVE the panel!! Do you think a 6 and 4 year old would enjoy Soarin'? I see there is a 40 inch height requirement and the Disney site lists it as "Big Thrills" and is suggested for "big kids" and "teens."

    Kim,

    Soarin' is my favorite ride!!!  And my children love it also.  While it isn't the speed of Rock 'n Roller Coaster, it is a magical feeling of flying (or shall I say Soarin") over the coast of California.  The views are beautiful with a few little moments of tummy tingles.  

    However, I do imagine it could be a bit intimidating for some children especially if they have a fear of heights.  You could request to ride in the seats that stay lowest to the ground and then make sure and tell them to always look straight ahead or to close their eyes if they get scared.  You will be able to easily hold their hands or place your arms around them to give them a little comfort along the way.  

    Youtube is also filled with videos of the ride.  I just watched one called Soarin in Disney World by insidesnowman.  While it isn't the best quality, it does show the opening safety video which shows the ride vehicle.  You could show this to your children so they have an idea of what the ride will look like and what they can expect.  That may reduce any apprehension they may have!  In fact, it opens with a mom talking to her daughter who is scared, but once the ride starts you'll hear lots of happy sounds!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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