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  • On Jul 22, 2022
    Jomecia from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What rides can my 2 year old ride

    Hi there, Jomecia! We are so happy to have you here at planDisney! It looks like you are well on your way to planning a fantastic summertime vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth, and boy do I have some great news for you! Your little Mouseketeer will have LOTS of magic to experience!

    At two years old, your little one will be a Guest of Mickey and will not require their own theme park ticket to enter the parks. Tickets are required for those that are 3+, so definitely take advantage of that complimentary magic carpet! Your Mouseketeer might not quite be ready to blast off at Space Mountain or defeat the First Order on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, but they will be able to fly on Dumbo The Flying Elephant, spin in a teacup at Mad Tea Party, and board a pirate ship off to Neverland on Peter Pan's Flight! Some of the more thrilling attractions do have a height requirement, but these will be the only limitations you would see throughout your day. You can check these out ahead of time on the Disneyland website or the Disneyland Mobile App. On the website, make your way to the "Things To Do" tab and select "Attractions and Entertainment". Here, there are many ways to filter the attractions. You can choose to see attractions with various height requirements, sort by attraction type (slow rides, dark rides, etc.), or even select the option to see which rides are best for pre-schoolers! 

    Once you are in the parks, open up your app and you can search for an attraction or head to your "Genie Tip Board" to see a list of attractions organized alphabetically by park. Right under the attraction name, you will see if there are any height requirements. I loved taking a look at this before we reached a particular attraction so I could prepare my kids on whether they would be able to ride it or not. 

    If you've got some thrill seekers amongst the adults, you might want to also consider the Rider Switch policy. This allows parents or guardians to take turns waiting with the little one that may not be able to ride without having to stand in the queue twice. To use this option, ask the Cast Member at the attraction if it's available. If so, you will divide your group into Party 1 and Party 2. Party 2 will wait with the non-rider, while Party 1 will stand in the line as normal to experience the attraction. Once Party 1 has ridden the attraction, those riders in Party 2 will have their opportunity as Party 1 takes over supervision of those unable to ride. This is a great way for all riders to experience some of those beloved mountains and thrill attractions!

    Jomecia, if this is their first visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, be sure to stop by City Hall on your way in to get your Mouseketeer a complimentary "1st Visit" button. You never know what pixie dust may follow! Keep your eyes peeled on the Disney Parks Blog as vacation packages for 2023 should be available in late summer / early fall! 

    If you have any more questions, please come back to see us here at planDisney

    Never stop dreaming!

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Meet the Panelist: Tara, Pennsylvania

Hello from Philly! Disney Parks have been my heart and soul since my 3-year old feet first hit Main Street, U.S.A. Nothing compares to the burst of pure joy, nostalgia and magic that I feel EVERY time I enter the gates! I love planning Disney vacations and have been known to convert a non-believer or two in one magical afternoon. Whether it's park days with friends, multi-generational trips, toddling around with kids or flying solo, I'm ready to help you personalize the magic at the Happiest Place On Earth! Learn More About Tara

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