Mom and child riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Jul 19, 2022
    Melanie from NS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I have a daughter that is 41 inches tall. If she decides the 7 dwarf mine train is to scary when we get in line we can to do the Rider Switch option. Later in the day when I use the Rider switch can she be my one guest if she then decides to try it?

    Hiya Melanie and welcome to planDisney!

    You're in for a special time at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Your little adventurer is growing taller which means it's time to brave some bigger attractions. I love the familiar shrieks of excitement as Guests round a hairpin turn on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and I can't wait to experience new thrills like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. And Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has solidified itself amongst the mountains of Magic Kingdom Park. Of course, trying new things can feel a little scary. Let's talk about what to do if your baby just isn't ready yet.

    Rider Switch Service is a fabulous way for thrill-seekers in the family to get a chance to ride thrill rides while the chill-seekers don't have to. To use this service, you'll need to talk to the Cast Member at the ride entrance to make sure it's offered for that attraction. I checked and it appears that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train makes the cut! You'll be able to ride the attraction on your own while another adult waits with the little people who aren't tall enough or are a little apprehensive. Once you're done, you'll go find the rest of your party and take over so the other adult can ride. If that person waited by themselves with the child or children, they're allowed to bring one person with them along for the ride. All of this happens at one time and not at a different time in the day. I'd definitely encourage her to go for it when she has the opportunity as the line for that attraction can stay long pretty consistently throughout the day.

    Pro-tip: This one is directly from my goddaughter who has been chasing thrills since she crossed the 40-inch height requirement. Tell your baby to be brave like Merida and try everything she can! She may find that she loves the rollercoaster life. And if she tries and decides it's not for her everything can be made all better with a visit to Storybook Treats for a Snow White Cone

    Melanie, with a little encouragement from you, I know your girl will be comin' 'round the mountain with Happy, Sneezy, Bashful, Doc, Sleepy, Dopey, and Grumpy in no time. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat!

    Happy planning!


thumbnail image for Taylor

Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.