Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Feb 28, 2011
    Chuck 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.

    I am a single dad with a 9 and a 10 year old. One child likes to ride rides, one doesn't. Is there some place for the other child to wait if I ride with the other? He doesn't need supervision, but I don't want him kidnapped and want him to feel safe.

    Hi Chuck!

         I can empathize with you because being a Single Parent often provides unique challenges as well as opportunities.  If one of your children does not like to ride rides and the other one does, my recommendation to you is to find things to do they all three of you will have a fun time doing, such as going to shows or 3D attractions.  There really is no one to watch your child while you ride the rides with your other child and I wouldn't advise leaving them alone even though Walt Disney World is an extremely safe place. My advice to you would be to find another adult, like a relative, to come on vacation with you or even better yet, find another Single Dad and their family to vacation with you.  If you had another adult with you you can use the Rider Swap to enable someone to be with your child at all times and still have both adults experience the rides.

    I hope that you and your family make some magical memories on your next trip to Walt Disney World!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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