Child riding horse at campgrounds
  • On Jul 18, 2023
    Emily from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a minimum age for Dolphins in Depth? And Horseback Riding can my child ride with me on the same horse?

    Hey Howdy Hey, Emily,

    Welcome to planDisney!  Emily, I like to say that Walt Disney World Resort is an experience, not just a destination. Getting to enjoy the magic of Enchanting Extras like the Dolphins in Depth experience or giddying up on a trail ride at the Tri-Circle D Ranch in Disney's Fort Wilderness fills our buckets with as much pixie dust as visiting the theme parks.

    Emily, for the first activity, Dolphins in Depth, there isn't a minimum age requirement listed. However, there is a height requirement.  Guests need to be at least 48" (122 cm) tall to participate and Guests under age 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. There are a few other things to know about this experience, should you decide to book it, which you can find listed here. 

    For the Horseback Trail Riding experience at Tri-Circle D Ranch, there is an age and a height minimum.  Guests age nine years old and up who are at least 48" (122 cm) tall can participate.  Everyone must ride on their own horse, so unfortunately, your child cannot ride with you, and everyone must wear helmets regardless of age and experience.  There are a few additional important things to know about the experience which you can find here.

    Now, if your little one doesn't meet the height requirements or age requirement for the Horseback Trail Riding experience, there are Pony Rides available for younger Mouseketeers available at Disney's Fort Wilderness. The minimum age for this fun activity is two years of age and Guests UNDER 48" are welcome to participate in this walk-in-only activity. Afterward, the little ones may get to see one of Cinderella's Ponies!  How magical is that!

    I hope this helps you, Emily! If you have any further questions, mosey back over here and I'll be so happy to help you because you've got a friend in me!

    Happy Trails!
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Meet the Panelist: Keri, Massachusetts

Hi there, I'm Keri from Massachusetts, a wife and mom to preteen twins and a teen. Since my first magical visit to Walt Disney World at age three, I've loved all things Disney. My husband found his passion for pixie dust on our honeymoon and his first visit to a Disney park. Soon after, we joined Disney Vacation Club, which has afforded us unforgettable family vacations for the last 20 years. Disney Vacation Club has helped us create our most magical vacation memories. I can't wait to help you plan yours. Learn More About Keri

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