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  • On Jul 26, 2012
    Bethany from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I'm a single mom going to WDW with my two daughters (ages 2 & 4). What are some rides I can take them on which we can all 3 ride together? (e.g. The Dumbo ride only holds 2 riders in one elephant, and my 4 year old (40 in) is too short to ride alone.)

    Hi Bethany,

    I completely understand your issue. There is article which addresses this topic in detail on the independent website Search there for "Avoiding the Odd Man Out." This lists the seating situation for every ride at WDW and lists where parties of three will have problems. 

    You can usually squeeze three into a Dumbo elephant if two of them are preschool or smaller. I've done this myself several times. Nearly every other ride that your children are tall enough for also will fit three in one vehicle. For example, Small World, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, and the teacups all have large bench-style seating that will easily fit three together. 

    And don't forget that all the shows, parades, fireworks, character greetings and character meals can be enjoyed together. 

    You'll find similar situations at all the other Disney theme parks as well. There will be almost no rides that your children are tall enough for where you can't stay 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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