Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 9, 2013
    Cheryl 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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    My daughter will be 5 on our next trip in Nov 2013, how old do you have to be to ride a horse at Fort Wilderness?

    Hi Cheryl,

    This question is so timely for me!  We just returned from a visit to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort with our 7-year-old daughter and I looked into this exact same question.

    In order to participate in the trail rides on the horses at Fort Wilderness, a child needs to be 9 years old, so your daughter will not be able to do this on this trip.  However, she can do a pony ride at Disney's Fort Wilderness instead.  To do a pony ride, the child must be 2 years of age or older, weigh under 80 pounds, and be under 48 inches tall. For a pony ride, she won't be on a horse by herself on a trail, but rather on a pony in an enclosed area, which you or another adult will lead around.  Pony rides are offered near Pioneer Hall daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    There is so much to do and see at Disney's Fort Wilderness, Cheryl.  Have a wonderful time exploring it all, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions in planning your trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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