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  • On Sep 20, 2013
    Susan from UT Asked

    I will be traveling alone with my 8 year old and my 3.5 year old. I know there will be rides he wants to go on that she is not tall enough for, but he wont want to go alone. I have no one to leave her with while we ride together. Are there any options?

    Hi Susan!

    Thanks so much for allowing me to help you plan your vacation! As a single mom, I do share your dilemma! At one point, one of my kids was willing to do all the scary rides, while the other was a bit of a worry wart. Most rides at Disney offer a "child swap" section, where the other child can wait for you to ride the attraction. Or, you can walk your child through the queue and let the Cast Member know that your child would like to wait for you to finish the ride. If both the kids are willing to go on an attractions and wish to sit together, there are options for you to sit behind them, or in the following car. Ultimately, Disney is a very safe place for children and families, however, comfort levels vary from parent to parent.

    There is also the option of hiring a "mothers helper" to accompany you to the parks and attractions. An extremely reputable company, which is a WDW preferred provider is Kids Nite Out. At a cost of $18.50 per hour (2 children) you can reserve an helper who will stay with you and the kids and assist you throughout as long as you need them. This has been a great tool to some moms who require the additional eyes and help that a helper can bring, and KNO has been exemplary in service! You can access more KNO information at their independent website,

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

I am a single mom of two awesome children and our vacations are always centered around a visit to Walt Disney World! Helping to plan a Disney vacation is an honor and I'm so excited to be able to help you create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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