Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 13, 2013
    Kristen 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 was interested in the pony rides for my children, but I read that it's only for children under 48". For horseback riding, you have to be 9 years old. Is there really nothing with horses offered for those 6-, 7-, 8-year-olds that are over 48" ta

    Hi, Kristen!  The Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney's Fort Wilderness campground has a variety of activities, and the pony rides are quite popular.  Unfortunately, because of the petite nature of the ponies at the ranch, they do adhere pretty strongly to the under 48" requirement.  With one of my daughters being a tall kid (she's already 5'8" at 12 years old!), I feel your pain.

    You might want to consider the wagon ride.  These evening rides are like an old fashioned horse drawn wagon, which takes you on a tour of the campground.  They don't take reservations, but fill on a first come, first served basis.  

    There are also opportunities to tour the stables.  There, you can see Cinderella's team of ponies, as well as some of the other horses that live and work around Walt Disney World.

    More information can be found by clicking Tri-Circle-D Ranch.

    Have an awesome time!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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