Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 20, 2012
    Rosalie from MI 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 heard that the Maelstrom ride at Epcot is too scary for little ones. I have a 5, 3, and 1 year old that will be going on Pirates and the Haunted Mansion (the older 2 watched them on youtube and are excited!). Is Maelstrom more intense than those rides?

    Hi Rosalie!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    I have two boys, ages 12 and 7, and neither had a problem with the Malestrom at the Norway Pavilion when they were younger.  They both very much enjoyed the ride.  In fact, they both had a problem with the Haunted Mansion for many years.  The Haunted Mansion is really not a scary ride, but a lot of young children are scared just by the thought of going into a "haunted" place.

    Enjoy planning your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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