Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 24, 2009
    Nancy from jalisco Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi!! Next august will be our first time in disney at Orlando, my question is, my son is 4 years old, will he be able to access to place like "mount everest" where can I get info regarding atracctions for his age? thanks a lot!!

    You're referring to the Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest attraction. This is one of WDW's most thrilling thrill rides: a giant roller coaster with forward and backward motion and a Yeti that stalks the riders. There is a height requirement of 44 inches to participate in Everest. If your son is particularly tall, it might be possible for him to ride. But only you can tell what your own child might really be ready for this. If your son has never been on any roller coaster, my inclination would be not to have EE be the first one to try. There are other smaller and slower coasters at WDW that would be good first steps in conquering the Yeti. I would start with Splash Mountain (tame except for the one drop), then Big Thunder Mountain, then Space Mountain. If your son is good with all of these, then moving up to EE will probably work. Some other ways to gauge the appropriateness of Everest is to ride first yourself. Once you have the experience, you will be able to assess whether your child will enjoy it. You might also watch video of the attraction with your child. Many guests have filmed their rides on WDW roller coasters and posted the footage on YouTube. By viewing these videos, you'll get a virtual preview of the attraction.You should know that the vast majority of rides at WDW have no height requirement. This includes Peter Pan, Jungle Cruise, and Pirates of the Caribbean. All good choices for small boys. If you look at this page of travel tips for people with small children found HERE, you will see a button on the right hand side of the page that says "Height Requirements." Clicking on this link will bring you to handy pdf that you can download. The pdf lists the attractions in all four theme parks and both water parks that have height requirements. If an attraction is not listed on this document it means that there is no height requirement and any age child can enjoy the ride.
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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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