Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 16, 2008
    Elizabeth from FL Asked

    Can someone please tell me if my 18 month old son will be able to ride the attractions that have this "restriction" Guests with young children may take turns experiencing attractions. But have NO height restrictions. Almost all rides are like thi

    Your son can go with you on any ride for which there is no height restriction.

    The height requirements are to insure guests' physical safety. If there is no height requirement, then the ride is physically safe for any age. However, this may not be the only thing to consider for some guests, as each person's needs are different. Take the Haunted Mansion for example, this ride is perfectly safe even for babies, but the dark and spooky factor can be challenging for some children. One of my daughters wouldn't even try it until she was six, while her sister was absolutely fine at age three. The six year old was tall enough for the ride, but she just couldn't do it.  In this case, either my husband or I needed to wait outside the attraction with her, even though we both wanted to go on the ride. Instead, Disney has the "rider swap" program that allows guests to take turns experiencing an attraction when there is a member of the party who can't ride (for whatever reason). That's what the "take turns experiencing attractions" thing is all about.

    If you go over to the right side of the Moms Panel site, you'll see a little box that says "New Videos for Moms, by Moms." Click there and you'll see a great video by Panelist Michelle demonstrating the rider swap.

    So, if your son is ready, you can take him on any of the rides with no height restrictions. If he's not ready, there are also opportunities for the rider swap.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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