Child riding horse at campgrounds
  • On Aug 12, 2022
    Dannette from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How does Disney verify the age of our child so that she may enjoy the horseback riding at Tri-Circle-D Ranch? Do we need to bring her passport with us?

    Dannette, hello and welcome to planDisney. I'm so glad you've dropped by to chit-chat about your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Are you getting so excited, Dannette? Your most magical trip is only in about one month's time. That will go by so fast and you'll be making memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime. I hope the countdown is on!

    I love Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. In fact, my family and I love it there so much we stay for a week over Christmas each year. It's so festive and fun. There are so many great things to see and do at The Fort (as it is so lovingly nicknamed) and horseback riding is one of the best! Horseback riding is an experience for Guests ages 9 and up. Mickey Mouse is a pretty trusting guy and I have never been asked to verify my daughter's age at any of the experiences we have done at Walt Disney World. It never hurts to be prepared so maybe through her passport in your bag just in case but honestly if you leave it at home that would be just fine too. If your daughter is not yet 9 years old, there are also pony rides available. Pony Riders must be at least 2 years of age, under 80 pounds, no taller than 48 inches and able to hang on by themselves. A parent or guardian must lead the pony at all times. This could be a fun option depending on the age of your daughter. 

    After horse-ing around the trails of Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, I hope you'll stay to enjoy a meal. One of my favorite places to grab a bite to eat is the quick-service dining location there - P & J's Southern Takeout. There are plenty of outdoor picnic tables around for you to enjoy your meal there since it is to-go only. There are plenty of menu offerings but the fried chicken meal is the best. I recommend it 10 out of 10. This dinner comes with 8 pieces of golden fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and a loaf of cornbread. It's finger-lickin' good! 

    I hope you enjoy your day at The Fort, Dannette. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have fun!
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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