• On Feb 10, 2022
    Emily from NE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, My daughter will almost be two when we go to Walt Disney world. I noticed that most of the rides say no height requirement but have small drops. What does a small drop entail? Thank you!

    Hello Emily,

    Welcome to planDisney! Traveling to Walt Disney World with a toddler is such a magical experience. They probably won't remember the trip at all, but you will get to experience everything through their eyes, and the view is amazing! You are sure to make some priceless memories.

    As wonderful as everything can be at that age, there are a lot of attractions that can frighten small children. It's great to see that you are preparing yourself ahead of time. As far as "small drops," the first attraction that comes to mind is Pirates of the Caribbean. I that ride you might compare the small drop to being at a playground and going down one of the smaller slides. You definitely feel the drop, but there are no seatbelts or lap bars because it's fairly gentle, just a little surprising. 

    Frozen Ever After in EPCOT has two similar drops. The first one goes backwards and the second goes forwards. Again, the boats on this ride don't have lap bars or safety restraints. While the drops do add an element of surprise, they are fairly gentle.

    Another "drop" I've heard guests mention is on Peter Pan's Flight. This attraction runs on a skyliner-type track, so you are suspended, and there is a moment where you go from a higher level to a lower level, but it's fairly smooth.

    While most attractions without height requirements are gentle, motion-wise, some rides can be a bit scary for young children. Haunted Mansion is one obvious choice, but Pirates of the Caribbean may also be a bit too dark for your little one. It's Tough to Be a Bug in Disney's Animal Kingdom is another attraction that has some intense moments. You know your little one best, so you'll know what she'll be eager to ride and what you may want to save for another trip.

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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