• On Jan 6, 2018
    Kristen from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning a trip to WDW with our 5.5 yr old, 3.5 yr old and 22 mo old. I see that our 22 mo old could ride on our lap for some rides but if the ride is for 2 people, would we be able to ride with the child on our lap and another child next us?

    Hi Kristen,

    Ohmygoodness, I'm so excited for your family's upcoming vacation! Those are such fun ages, and your children will definitely love the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    I'm happy to let you know that yes, the attractions that your family will be experiencing together will definitely be able to accommodate one child on your lap with one next to you too. With five children, my family spent many years and lots of Disney vacations with small children on laps and wedged in between us enjoying so many fun moments together. You'll find that attractions without height restrictions utilize more of bench-type seating than individual seats, providing maximum flexibility for different family needs.  

    Don't forget about Rider Switch, too. It is a wonderful option to help minimize your wait times if the adults in your party want to ride something that your little ones are too small for. My husband and I would utilize Rider Switch after lunch while we let our little ones nap in the stroller. Then, after we got to ride something more thrilling, our kids would wake up just in time to catch the afternoon parade. The Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom Park is full of favorite Characters, dazzling performers, and magical floats, and I'm sure your children would LOVE it!

    Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kristen, and feel free to let us know if you have any other questions.  Have a wonderful vacation with your family, and soak up ALL the magic with your kids!


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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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