Mom And Son Safari
  • On Feb 11, 2012
    Kristin from NJ 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.

    Hello, my husband and I will be traveling to DW with our 3 young children (1, 2, 4yr)--are there restrictions on rides as to parent/child ratio or is there a restrictive capacity for rides (ie, 2 people per car vs 2 small children + 1 parent)? Thank you!

    Hi Kristen,

    I also have a family of five. I traveled to Walt Disney World several times when my girls were 5, 2, and 2, so I certainly understand your concern.

    The answer to your question is "it depends." Each and every ride at Walt Disney World has a different seating configuration. For example, the Dumbo ride "cars" are relatively small individual elephants that fit at the most one adult and two fairly small children. But the Small World seating is long benches that would fit as many as five adults one bench of a large boat. 

    For the complete scoop, I'm actually going to point you over to an article I wrote for the independent website about this topic. Go to and search for an article called "Avoiding the Odd Man Out at Walt Disney World." There are photos of many of the ride vehicles and a listing of all the rides where your family can sit together. 

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions. 
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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