• On Oct 1, 2018
    Caitlin from VA 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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    When I go to Disney, I will have a nearly 5yo. I am pretty frightened of roller coasters, but she seems interested. Daddy will be at a conference during the day, so it is up to me. How tame are the little kid roller coaster? My stomach drops on POTC!

    Hi Caitlin,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Our girls were 5-years old when they first visited the Walt Disney World Resort. It is such a perfect age for little ones to visit!

    After you review the Planning Guide for Preschool Kids & Little Ones, decide which attractions you will prioritize for your daughter. The good news is that she is still young, so you can guide her through the parks and skip the rides that may be too much. The Barnstormer was one of our girls' favorite rides at that age. It is a roller coaster that is great for little ones, just enough speed! Your little one might also be tall enough for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. It was our girls' first big kid roller coaster.

    I have to admit, there are drops on some of the rides for little ones. Only you can determine how well you might be able to tolerate those drops. I can say that I do get motion sickness occasionally but have never experienced it on the rides for little ones! And, you can always take some time to do some character experiences, view the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade or take in other entertainment.
    Caitlin, be sure to check the attractions list to make sure your daughter meets the height requirements for the rides she wants to experience. I also suggest that you check YouTube for videos of rides. We did this prior to bringing our girls for the first time to be sure we had some idea of what each ride experience would actually be.

    Happy Planning!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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