Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Sep 19, 2015
    Andrew from NC 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 are traveling with a 5 and 7 year old. My husband loves rides and I do not. some rides he and both boys would like to ride. Is it OK for a parent to ride with 2 children or can he do the switching off and ride with one and then the other?

    Hi Andrew,
    You have a great question-thanks for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The answer to your question is that the number of people that can sit together on an attraction depends on the attraction. For example, the Barnstormer can only fit two people next to each other in the seat. In that case, you would want to make use of the Rider Switch Service so you can switch off from one child to another. However, for a ride like The Haunted Mansion, the seat can usually accommodate three people. In some cases, like Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and Toy Story Midway Mania, you can fit three people in the seat, but only two can interact with the ride, so the person sitting in the middle misses out. You may consider using the Rider Switch Service in this case also.

    You can ask the Cast Member at the start of any attraction queue regarding how many people can ride an attraction together; if you need a Rider Switch pass, they can assist you with this as well.

    I hope this helps you plan your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation! 

    Best Wishes,
    Amy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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