EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 12, 2014
    Bianca from CT 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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    Hello moms, I am looking to plan a spring break vacation for my daughter and myself. She will be turning 5 years old. I am trying to plan a 4 night stay with base tickets. Will she be able to go on rides? I was told she is too young.

    Hi Bianca!

    I'm so excited to hear that you're planning a fun-filled vacation!  Walt Disney World is a vacation destination for ALL ages!  We've traveled with little ones, and have even traveled with a two-and-a-half year old and a 7 week old!  Yes, we did!  Enjoyed every magical moment of it!

    Most of the attractions do not have a height requirement.  There are a handful of more 'thrilling' experiences that do.  In many cases your daughter will be tall enough for most of those.  Here's a list of attractions with a height requirement so you can determine which ones your daughter might not be able to ride.  Keep in mind that these are only the attractions on property that have height requirements, all the other experiences she'll be good-to-go!

    Magic Kingdom:
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    Splash Mountain
    Space Mountain
    Stitch's Great Escape
    Tomorrowland Indy Speedway (will need to ride with an adult so they can operate gas pedal and help steer)
    The Barnstormer
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (once opened)

    Mission: Space
    Test Track

    Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    Tower of Terror
    Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
    Star Tours

    Disney's Animal Kingdom:
    Expedition Everest
    Primeval Whirl
    Kali River Rapids

    At almost 5, there's a good number of these that she'll be able to experience, and just a few that she won't.  Expedition Everest, for example has a 44" inch height requirement.  You can view each attraction's height requirement on their information page.  That information, as well as other handy facts is on the right-hand side of the page.  

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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