Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Mar 10, 2019
    Typhani from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Dear Disney Mom, I am taking my daughter next month as a surprise. She is 4 and we will be on spring break. However, I am 5’3” and 234lbs. Will I be able to ride the children rides with her? Also, it will just be the 2 of us. Any suggestions? Thank you

    Dearest Typhani, welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I LOVE that you are planning a “mommy and me” surprise for your girl! Four is the perfect age to visit the most magical place on earth, and I know the two of you will make memories to last a lifetime!

    There are so many attractions at Walt Disney World that are ideally suited to you and your girl. While some rides have height and health restrictions in place, there are no specific weight requirements. Some ride vehicles may not be suited for all body types, and these are typically the “thrill” rides with safety restraints. Most of the rides that require these restraints have a “test seat” out front to preview you, and honestly, the height requirement will most likely be prohibitive for your daughter, so no worries!

    Once you pick your must-do Disney World experiences (Kilimanjaro Safaris and Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid are huge hits in my book!), make sure to take advantage of the complimentary FastPass+ service. I find the service invaluable when visiting with my twin four-year-olds. It allows you to plan and change as you go, which is a MUST with the littles!

    Since this is a special trip for the two of you, can I recommend a Character Couture Package? You can wear clothes inspired by your favorite Disney character, and even bring a full-blown costume for your girl (for the ultimate in Disney bonding, make sure to match)! The salon will then magically transform the two of you to Disney perfection. To book, call (407) 939-7727.

    Typhani, you are going to have the most wonderful time. I hope it is practically perfect in every way!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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