• On Sep 29, 2019
    Amy from VA 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.

    Hello! We are planning a trip in November 2020 for our family. Our son will be almost 3 then (turns 3 in December). He's pretty fearless now, but I'm wondering if the Na'vi River Journey is appropriate for little ones?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amy. I'm so glad you stopped by! We're happy to answer any questions you have about the vacation you're planning. 

     One of my favorite things about the Walt Disney World Resort is that the magic is perfect for Guests of all ages, even little ones! As a mom of three, I just love how many family-friendly attractions there are in the theme parks that we can all experience together. These attractions don't feature height requirements and appeal to Guests of all ages. Na'vi River Journey is definitely a family-friendly attraction! While it is dark, the boat ride through the bioluminescent rainforest is gentle, and the music is calming and beautiful. My 2-year old is mesmerized by the exotic plants and creatures on this attraction, and I think your little one will be too!

     Some "dark attractions" may be frightening for tiny Guests, but my toddlers have always been fine on them. I've found that my little ones have been too young to have a frame of reference that would make them scared, so we've been able to focus on the silly elements of these attractions! For examples, on Pirates of the Caribbean, we try to spot the funny pigs in the mud and on Haunted Mansion, we look for the fancy ghosts spinning in circles. 

     For attractions that your son is just too little for, be sure to use Disney's Rider Switch. This convenient service makes it possible for families to take turns experiencing popular thrill attractions without experiencing multiple wait times!

     I hope this was helpful, Amy. Please let me know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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