Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Feb 9, 2020
    Kelly from VA Asked

    I recently became a single mom but am hoping to take my kids (ages 6 and 3) to Disney. Can most rides accommodate one parent and 2 small children in the same vehicle or will we miss out on a lot of rides because I can't send either one by themselves?

    Hi, Kelly! I'm so glad you contacted the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! My best friend is a single mom who travels to The Most Magical Place on Earth with her three children at least once a year. She often refers to herself as a "Minnie who's without her Mickey." I turned to her for some advice, and I'm happy to share her thoughts.

    Luckily, many of the attractions at the Parks are able to accommodate groups of three guests, and this is very helpful to parents traveling solo with young Mouseketeers. Children are allowed to ride by themselves at age 7 or older, so in her case, when her oldest daughter reached this age, it made things even easier for their family.

    In Magic Kingdom Park, some of her favorite attractions to enjoy with her kids are:
    The Jungle Cruise
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Haunted Mansion
    "it's a small world"
    Peter Pan's Flight
    Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

    In Epcot, she suggests:
    Turtle Talk With Crush
    Spaceship Earth
    Living with the Land
    Frozen Ever After

    In Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park:
    Kilimanjaro Safaris
    Na’vi River Journey
    The Festival of the Lion King 

    And in Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    Alien Swirling Saucers
    Muppet*Vision 3D

    Some experiences at the theme parks do have minimum height requirements, so take a look at the Walt Disney World website for official information. 

    I hope this helps, Kelly! Please write back if there's anything else we can do!

    Eean
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.

 

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