• On Jul 16, 2021
    Stacey from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was thinking about taking my children to magic kingdom at the end of August by myself. Their ages are 7 and 5 and have the height requirement for our favorite rides. Can they sit together and I sit in the row behind them? How does this work?

    Hi Stacey,

    As a mama who has taken multiple Mouseketeers by the parks by herself before, I just wanted to encourage you that you can do this! I'd encourage you to take the trip and make memories with your kiddos!

    The great news is that most attractions without a height restriction utilize bench-style seating that should accommodate all three of you comfortably. For rides with height requirements or attractions where you'd like to spread out a bit more (like on Toy Story Mania! where you'll all want to be able to play along), you'll see signs that state that children under age seven must be accompanied by a person who is 14 years old or older. In my experience, most Cast Members will allow you to sit just in front of or just behind your kiddos. There have been some occasions, however, where they interpreted that to mean that anyone under seven needed someone 14 years or older directly next to them. That's always been our experience at The Barnstormer, for example. Since your older kiddo is already seven years old, they would be able to ride alone (if they're comfortable with that!), and you could sit with your little one directly in front of or behind them. I'd simply encourage you to ask Cast Members at attraction entrances where you're not sure how seating arrangements will work to make sure they'll be able to accommodate you in a way where all three of you are comfortable!

    I'm so glad you stopped by planDisney with your great question, Stacey, and please let us know if we can help with anything else as you're thinking through the details of your visit. I hope you and your Mouseketeers have a truly magical vacation together!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  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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