Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 17, 2012
    Jeanette 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'm a single mom and we plan on going to WDW in May 2012. I'm taking my two boys, 9 and 2. Since there' such a HUGE age gap, could we make it work with big rides? I'd feel bad having my older son ride alone and I want us all to have the best experience!

    Hi Jeanette!

    Congratulations on planning a trip to Walt Disney World in May.  Your two boys are going to have the best fun, and you will all enjoy making so many magical memories together.

    While your two-year-old will not be permitted to ride the really big attractions, there are many more opportunities for you all to ride together.

    Take a look at the attractions for each park, you will see there will be height restrictions listed for each one, and if it reads 'any', you will be able to ride together.

    Magic Kingdom      Epcot      Hollywood Studios      Animal Kingdom

    It may be worth remembering that it might be possible for a Cast Member to look after your two-year-old whilst you ride with your older son.  I have heard that this happened at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Nothing is guaranteed regarding this, but it is always worth asking at the attraction entrance.

    If I can help you with other planning questions for your trip, please come back, especially regarding details of specific attractions, or other shows and entertainment at the parks that your family would enjoy. I would be happy to help you plan your vacation.

    Have a magical trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Sue from England, and am very proud to be a member of planDisney since 2012.  Walt Disney World is my happy place, and I look forward to answering your questions when you are planning your magical vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Susan

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