EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 22, 2009
    Stacy from LA 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.

    My husband and I are bringing our twin 4 year olds and 8 year old daughters to Disney in Nov. How do we ride a ride that sits only two people per seat? I am not comfortable letting my 8 year old sit by herself.

    Hi Stacy,

    Although I understand your worries, I think you'll find that most of the attractions will seat more than 2 people.  Many of ride cars have bench type seating - Peter Pan's Flight, Haunted Mansion.  For these attractions, you can comfortably sit with your 8 year old and one of your 4 year olds in one car while your husband takes the other 4 year old in another car.

    Some attractions like Winnie the Pooh and Spaceship Earth only fit 2 people per row, but there are 2 rows of seating per car.  This will allow your daughter to sit in the front seat alone while you and your 4 year old sit behind her in the back seat.  In Toy Story Midway Mania each car seats 4, but the seating is back to back - again, your oldest could sit alone, but be in the same car with you.

    There are very few attractions where your child will have to ride solo.  Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin is the only one I can think of, but there may be more.  If you choose to ride this attraction, my advice would be for you and a younger child to ride in the first car, your 8 year old to ride solo in the second car, and your husband and other child ride in the 3rd car.  This way you'll be able to keep your eye on your daughter at all times.

    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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