Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 4, 2012
    Pamela from SC 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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    1st trip for all in 46 days. Want to try DD4 on a " big" ride. Which would you recommend try 1st. BTMR or Splash Mt. Or something else. Do not want to scare her but ease her into it. Ya'll have been such a huge help in planning our 1st trip. Th

    Hi there, Pamela!

    Wow! What a fun plan for your little one.

    The two rides you mention - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (BTMRR) and Splash Mountain (SM) - are definitely big rides, but they are about as opposite as can be.

    BTMRR is a fairly traditional roller coaster that starts off zooming, while SM goes through a narrative dark ride before the climactic water-filled drop at the end. It all depends on your little girl's tastes: is she good with lots of nonstop motion, or would she prefer the leisurely story with the surprise ending?

    Please bear in mind that each of these rides has a 40" height requirement. In either case, you will definitely want to make sure that she hits that top end before you commit.

    I'd love to know what you decide - and how she likes it!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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