• On Jan 3, 2013
    Laura from PA Asked

    We are planning on a visit in December 2013 and my son will be 18 months when we come for a visit. What rides can we ride with him? And how does the rider swap work?

    Hi Laura!

    Disney offers a wonderful planning guide for traveling with little ones at Walt Disney World. 

    The rider switch option allows parents to "take turns" riding while the other waits with the child who cannot ride.  All you need to do is inform the cast member at the entrance of the queue, and they will give you all the details for that specific ride.  In my experience, different rides have slightly different procedures, so make sure you ask before getting in line.

    Here is a list of rides suitable for young children by theme park:

    Magic Kingdom:
    it's a small world
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    Prince Charming Regal Carousel
    Peter Pan's Flight
    The Walt Disney World Railroad
    Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid
    Astro Orbiter
    The Jungle Cruise
    Dumbo The Flying Elephant

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: 
    Disney Junior - Live on Stage
    The Voyage of the Little Mermaid
    "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" Movie Set Adventure

    The Seas With Nemo & Friends
    Journey Into Imagination with Figment
    Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
    Turtle Talk with Crush

    Animal Kingdom:
    Kilimanjaro Safaris Expedition
    TriceraTop Spin
    Affection Section
    Festival of the Lion King
    Nemo - The Musical

    If you have time, make sure you catch some of the shows and parades, your son will be mesmerized by all of the music and dancing!

    Please be sure to write back with any other questions you have, I would love to help you make your vacation even more magical!


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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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