Mom And Son Red Car Trolly; mickey balloons; Main Street; mother and son;
  • On Mar 24, 2014
    Jessica from CA 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 planning to take our 7 year old son to Disneyland this May, however our daughter will be six months and we were wondering if she can ride on any preschool rides with us such as "its a small world"?

    Hi, Jessica!

    I’m so happy you’re planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort with your little ones! I’m a big fan of introducing kids to the magic of Disney early on, so my own son’s first visit to the Disneyland Resort was when he was just a few months old.

    There are lots of attractions even your youngest will be able to ride with you. If there’s no minimum height requirement posted at an attraction, she can definitely ride it. You can also check out the interactive attractions list online to see exactly what your 7-year-old is tall enough to ride. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by just how much the whole family will be able to experience together!  When my son was an infant, I often used a baby carrier and would even leave him strapped to my chest for the ride if possible, which meant my hands were free to take pictures. It also made entering and exiting the attraction easier. I did this on rides like “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise, and Pirates of the Caribbean, just to name a few.

    Keep in mind that Guests with children who don’t meet the minimum height requirement may take turns experiencing attractions using the Rider Switch program. It allows an adult (and older children) to ride while another adult waits with younger children. You then "switch" so the second adult can enjoy the attraction without waiting all over again. The specific procedure can vary depending on the attraction, though, so it’s best to ask the Cast Member what steps you should follow. 

    I hope this helps, Jessica, and that you have a wonderfully pixie-dusted vacation to the Disneyland Resort! 

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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