Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 3, 2010
    Tosha from TX 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.

    Visiting 12-24-10 to 1-1-11 with husband, 3 sons (16,10,4) & parents. Just found out that a 4th "little one" is on the way! (Wanted to visit Disney too!) Is Soarin' suitable? I'll be 6-7 months. Is it possible to rent a scooter @ parks, if ne

    Hi Tosha!

    Congratulations on the news of a new addition to your family! I believe in starting a child's "Disney life" before they arrive :-)

    The only restriction for Soarin' is a height requirement of 40".  Its a very peaceful attraction and as long as you are not experiencing any difficulties, you should be able to enjoy it without worry. It you have any concerns, be sure to consult a Cast Member at the entrance of the attraction.

    If your 4 year old is going to ride, make sure you measure him before you leave on your trip to make sure he is tall enough to ride. That way you avoid any disappointments when you arrive at the park.

    You can see a chart of the ride restriction on  It is an unofficial Disney website but they do an amazing job of putting the info in one location. From their homepage, click on Theme Parks. On the left side, you'll see a column w/ a list of topics. Under the WDW Theme Parks General Info tab, click on Ride Restrictions. That will give you a list of any height requirements & safety restrictions in one chart.

    If you see that you or your parents need an ECV, they are available for rent on a first come basis. Visit the Mobility Disabilities section on the WDW website which will list where all of the rental locations are at each of the parks. Please keep in mind that ECVs cannot leave the park in which they were rented. If you park hop you will need to retain your receipt to present at the next park to get an ECV (if available).

    Congratulations again! Please feel free to come back with further questions while you're planning your vacation!  Wishing you and your expanding family many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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