• On Jan 2, 2018
    Elizabeth from MO 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.

    We traveling in July with a 14 year old with down syndrome, we are wondering Flight of Passage. Thrill rides are np, Soarin', Rock and Roller Coaster are favorites. We are worried about the motion and her not being near others. Suggestions?

    Hi Elizabeth!

    Avatar Flight of Passage is my absolute favorite ride, but I can see how you may have some concerns with how others may respond to it!  I would describe Avatar Flight of Passage as a much more thrilling Soarin'.  The rides are very similar in that they are both immersive adventures where you are flying across new lands with the wind in your face and the gorgeous scenery all around you, however, Avatar Flight of Passage is 3D, has a much quicker pace to the flight, and has more steep drops that, for me, definitely caused some happy screams.

    The actual motion of the ride is not very drastic, but the overall effect feels like you are moving much more than you actually are.  The seats are similar to a motorcycle, and they move and breathe as if they were real, living banshees.  Each seat is separate, but there are multiple seats in each room, so you are not much more than an arm's length away from the person next to you.  There is a test seat outside of the ride entrance if sitting in this type of position is a concern.  The other thing to note about the seat is that once you are seated, restraints come down to lock your legs and torso into place.  They gently lay against the back of your legs and your back, but they do keep you snugly in place.

    If Avatar Flight of Passage doesn't seem like a good fit for you, there is still plenty to do in Pandora - The World of Avatar!  You can eat some amazingly scrumptious food at Satu'li Canteen or even journey through a bioluminescent rainforest on Na'vi River Journey!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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