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  • On May 26, 2019
    Emily from NY Asked

    My son will be two when we visit Disney World. I know that he will be able to go on any of the rides that don’t have height requirements, but will he be able to sit on our laps for any of these? I’m not sure how he will do sitting on his own.

    Hi, there!

     Emily, I'm so happy to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. And with a little one in tow! You're sure to have a magical visit.

     As a mom of three, I totally understand your concern. One of my sons was exceptionally wiggly as a toddler, and I was always worried he'd launch himself off anything I placed him on! When we took him to the theme parks at that age, I was able to keep him on my lap on most family-friendly attractions. A few attractions have rather snug lap bars, like Peter Pan's Flight, and on those, I sat him next to me. To keep him still, I just wrapped my arm tightly around him. He was so absorbed in the magic of Disney storytelling, though, that he sat really well on his own the few times I needed him to!

     You can bet my wiggly little guy didn't wait well to ride. To minimize waiting, we were sure to arrive to theme parks first thing in the morning. Standby wait times are typically the shortest in the first hour of the day, so we experienced as many attractions as we could in that window! We would also very strategically use FastPass+ to bypass long lines. Don't worry about long waits at The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh or Dumbo the Flying Elephant. These unique attractions feature interactive queues that keep kids happy and busy while they wait to ride! When we had to sit and wait for shows, like Festival of the Lion King, I'd pull a snack out of my bag for my toddler and that would keep him content until the performance started. 

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Emily. Please let me know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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