Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 26, 2011
    Kelly from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Our son is 9 and is pretty timid with rollercoasters / dark rides. This will be his 4th time to Disney, & when we went when he was 7 we got him to go on the Thunder Railroad. We TRY to get him to go on a new ride every time we go. Any suggestions ?

    What's up, fellow Wisconsinite? I like the idea of planning ahead and easing your son into attractions.

    Our oldest son has done pretty well with conquering attractions, though he's had his fair share of timid moments as well. One of the things we did to help nudge him along was by rewarding him with pins of the attractions after he rode them. It made him super proud, and the only ones that he remains unsure about revisiting are Tower of Terror and Expedition Everest.

    I'll throw out a couple suggestions for you to consider here. If he's already done them, great! If not, give 'em a try:
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Star Tours
    • Primeval Whirl
    • Soarin'
    • Mission: Space (Green Team)
    • Test Track
    Attractions like Tower of Terror, Everest and Dinosaur are easy to flag as ones that may take more courage to ride. [I have no shortage of that, mind you.] One attraction that doesn't always appear on that list is Stitch's Great Escape, which I'd recommend avoiding as well.
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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