Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 12, 2009
    Jennifer from MI Asked

    My DS has a weak belly. I know he will not like Pirates at MK due to the slight drop. I don't want to get on a ride not knowing it's fast/drops & scare him, then he won't go on anything else. We r going 2 all parks what other rides should we steer clea

    Hello Jennifer!  You sound like a great mom!  I'm a firm believer in working your itinerary around the pace/likes of your children.  If your children are happy, it makes for a much better vacation!  I have a son who was also like this when he was younger so I know what you are going through.  The good news is, as he gets older, your son may want to slowly try more of the rides and find out he likes them.  For example, I can remember a year we went on Big Thunder Railroad Mountain several times in a row when it became fun for my son.

    Anyway, back to your question!  Unfortunately, I don't have enough character space in my response to detail each ride but you'll definitely want to avoid the obvious roller coasters.  Others you may want to avoid or watch before you go on:

    Magic Kingdom: Dumbo and the Magic Carpets of Aladdin (although these are slow circular rides, there are levers that control making the ride go up and down - you should be fine if he is in charge of that lever!).
    Epcot: Test Track (although no big dibs, it is high speed), Mission:SPACE, Norway Pavillion ride.
    Hollywood Studios: Tower of Terror, Star Tours (motion simulator).
    Animal Kingdom: Kali River Rapids, Primeval Whirl

    When in doubt, ask a cast member.  There will be at least one standing at the entrance in front of each attraction.  And if you go through the line and your son opts out - don't worry, it happens at times and a cast member will help you exit before boarding an attraction.  Diane  :)
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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