Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Mar 10, 2014
    Daria from OH Asked

    As a single adult with two kids, one 3 (@40in tall) and one 8 (@48" tall) going to Magic Kingdom. Are there any rides that these two can't ride together (for example, because an adult is needed to ride with the 3 year old)? Which rides seat 3 or mor

    Hello Daria!

    Thank you for hanging out with us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. In my family, we have an odd number of people, so we sometimes run into the same situation. Your 3-year-old will not be able to ride alone with your 8-year-old on any attraction. No child under the age of 7 may ride without an adult. However, your 8-year-old may ride alone. I will usually ride in the vehicle ahead of my 9-year-old and then wait for her at the ride exit. This is for attractions like Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, The Barnstormer, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

    There are plenty of attractions that you will be able to ride all together such as Peter Pan's Flight, The Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin and many more! I suggest setting some expectations ahead of time, especially when your 3-year-old's height is on the border of some attractions' minimum height restrictions. I still remember my daughter's disappointment when she was denied entry to Soarin'. I'm sure all of the people around us did, too, because she was very vocal about her disappointment. My mistake was not having a plan B in place.

    One of the things I truly love about Walt Disney World is that my entire family is able to experience so much together. I am not on the sidelines watching and neither is my one-year-old. I know your family will make many magical memories together!  Have a fantastical vacation!

    Tania
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Meet the Panelist: Tania, Virginia

I've been on numerous Walt Disney World Resort vacations, ranging from girlfriend getaways, anniversary trips, "runDisney-cations," mommy/daughter trips and family vacations with my 5 princesses in tow! Need a reason for a Disney vacation? I've got 20! Learn More About Tania

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