• On Sep 23, 2019
    Valerie from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have four children, 7, 5, 5 and 3. I am trying to figure out how my husband and I can ride with all the kids without having to make three trips, especially on rides like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train since they will not let two kids ride together.

    Hi there, Valerie,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to be planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort!

    As a mom of four children which includes twin boys, I'm thrilled to assist you with this question! Our twins are the babies of our family. Based on my own personal experience, you should not have to make three trips with your family of six. Many of the thrill attractions feature ride vehicles in which riders sit side by side. When riding thrill attractions such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, we always let my oldest two sit together, while both my husband and I ride with one of the twins. When my twins were smaller, we sometimes found that three of us could sit together on several of the attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Peter Pan's Flight. If you find there is an attraction in which you must sit in an entirely separate ride vehicle from each other, I recommend having one parent ride with your youngest just ahead of everyone else, so that a parent is waiting for the rest of the group at the exit of the attraction. We usually had my oldest two ride second and the remaining parent last to ensure everyone ahead of them has been able to board the attraction with no issues.

    Although my twins are now teenagers, they often chose to ride together even when they were the ages of your children. Because we are a family of six and two of our children have always needed to sit together, we've never encountered any issues as long as one parent entered the queue and rode just ahead or behind them, and our little ones met the minimum height requirement for that particular attraction. The only time our family needed to split up and ride at a different time was when the youngest two did not meet the minimum height requirement for an attraction, and we needed to utilize Rider Switch. However, we were all able to experience the attraction in just two trips, if that happened. 

    I hope this information has been helpful, Valerie. Please stop by again with any new questions. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical trip for your family!

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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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