EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 9, 2008
    Rebecca from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there age restrictions on the rides? I know theres Height requirements but not sure about the age.. I have a 5 year old who is 40in. and wants to ride rides like splash mountain, big thunder mountain , ect. just want to make sure she going to get too.


    You're in luck!  Your daughter should not have any problems riding the rides you mentioned.  The 40 inch height requirement is it - no certain age necessary.

    The only time age may be a factor is on more intense rides like Tower of Terror or Dinosaur.  Technically at 40 inches she will be big enough to ride, but at 5 years old she may be too frightened.  Only you know your child and it's hard for me to give advice on this one.  My own daughter rode everything mentioned and more when she was 4 years old and she did just fine, but many older children are frightened.  If you have any doubts, you might consider skipping it.  A friend of mine took her daughter on something that scared her right off the bat, and for the rest of the vacation the little girl didn't want to ride anything!

    For what its worth, Big Thunder Mountain is now my 5-year-old's favorite ride and she can't wait to get back and ride again!  Have a great time!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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