• On Nov 15, 2019
    Barbara Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    coming alone with 2 kids 9 and 7 years old . how can I ride on the same attraction with them since they can ride one at a time ?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Barbara!

    You’ll be happy to hEAR that you’ll be able to enjoy many attractions throughout Walt Disney World Resort as a party of three in a single ride vehicle or row. On attractions with only two seats in a row, though, both the 7 and 9-year-old may ride independently or together. Although children must be accompanied in the Theme Parks by someone over the age of 14, those who are at least 7 are allowed to ride alone.

    My husband, daughter and I run into this “party of three” dilemma occasionally, and we have to decide who will sit with whom on attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park, Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Spaceship Earth at Epcot. You can rotate with your kids on those attractions--enjoying some next to the 7-year-old or allowing them to ride together while you’re in the vehicle immediately in front of or behind them. Should one of them choose to ride in a row alone, just let the Cast Member know whether or not you’re OK with them sitting next to a stranger.  Our 10-year-old is gregarious and typically doesn’t mind striking up a conversation with another single rider. We always have her in our sight when she sits with a stranger, though, so we don’t feel uncomfortable about her doing so. This, of course, is your call as a parent, though.

    You’ll find lots of attractions that will accommodate all of you together, but hopefully these tips will help for those where you’ll need to split up.

    Please don’t hesitate to come back with more questions, Barbara! We hope to see you real soon.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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