Mom And Son On Run
  • On Aug 15, 2009
    Nancy from MA Asked

    I will be traveling the WDW in October with my 2 children, ages 9 and 5 (both boys). My husband will be with us but will not be able to go to parks . I am a bit nervous about putting my oldest on a ride by himself. Any experience?

    Hi there Nancy!

    Disney families come in all different sizes and configurations, and the parks do a great job of helping them ride attractions!  I've traveled with my two boys (ages 5 and 7) alone, and had no problems experiencing the rides together.  There are several in which you can ride as a "three-some", including:  It's a Small World, Peter Pan, and Winnie the Pooh, and others where you'll be in the same "car", even if you're not on the same "bench" (examples include Aladdin's Magic Carpet and Snow White).  The cast members are wonderful at accommodating families, while keeping your safety in mind.  My boys and I were permitted to "squeeze" onto Goofy Barnstormer because the lap bar was able to go all the way down.  On Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, my boys were absolutely thrilled to ride together directly in front of me.  In fact, they thought it was so cool, that we did it three times in a row!   I discussed the possibility of riding alone with my oldest son, however, each time it was an option, he chose to sit with his brother.  Unfortunately, this well-mannered display of brotherly affection ended promptly as our plane landed back home in New Jersey, and they both wanted to play the same portable video game!

    Rest assured, there are plenty of attractions you can ride together in each of the theme parks, or in a configuration that works for your family!

    Have a great trip!

    Tanya
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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