Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 7, 2013
    Kim from PA 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 am looking for guidance on managing riding rides when traveling w/ my husband and our 4 children ages 8,5,2 and infant. Will we all be able to ride the popular kid/family rides together? If a ride only seats two people what would be our best option?

    No worries Kim! Those of us with half a dozen in our family tend to encounter a world not quite equipped for so many kids at once. At Walt Disney World, however, your crowd can easily enjoy the rides.

    Typically you will not find two seater rides. Many attractions, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, "it's a small world", and Kilimanjaro Safaris, ferry you about in a large jeep or boat and can handle your entire brood on one row. Rides with smaller conveyances will accommodate at least three. One adult can accompany two children so the kiddos are never riding on their own.

    Your older children will adore Rider Switch. This option allows your taller children to get soaked on Splash Mountain, zoom down the tracks of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, or other attractions with a height requirement with mom while dad hangs with the baby and toddler. Then switcheroo parents. Now dad and the big kids experience a thrill while mom does stroller duty.

    As fellow mom of four, I'd be glad to help you with any additional questions you have about your visit to the mouse. Please contact me if you have more. 
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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

Ready for a visit to Mickey? I'm here to help. I've experienced Walt Disney World with my four children from their stroller years to young adulthood. I've sailed on every Pirates of the Caribbean on the planet, consumed countless Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, and believe the Electric Water Pageant music is the catchiest around. I'm excited to help you plan your Disney adventure. Learn More About Elisabeth

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