• On Jul 27, 2021
    Elke from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi There, We are planning our post-COVID trip for next year. My kids are already excited and talking about which rides they want to go on first etc. Does anyone know if 2 kids can sit together on Big Thunder Mountain? They will be 9yo and 6yo by then.

    Howdy, partner, from the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness! 

    Elke, I remember being 9 years old and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was my absolute FAVORITE attraction in all of Walt Disney World. Now, that was before Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened, so my favorite attraction as an adult might be slightly different. Nonetheless, the thrill for a child to ride without a parent is huge! 

    According to the Safety, Accessibility, and Guest Policies for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, “guests under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a person age 14 or older”. This, unfortunately, means that your children will be unable to ride together without an adult also riding with them. I would tell them that there are some attractions that they can ride together, such as Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid. Plus, in just ONE more year, they will be able to ride everything without parents! 

    When you are planning your Walt Disney World vacation, be sure to add on Memory Maker to capture all of the smiles on 13 WDW attractions! Memory Maker also includes ALL of the photos taken within all four theme parks by the PhotoPass Photographers (you’ll know them by their khaki vests and the large camera around their neck!). 

    I hope you have so much fun planning your visit back to Walt Disney World! Please come back to planDisney with other questions that y’all think of!

    Happy Planning,
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GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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