Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Dec 27, 2015
    Micah from IN 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.

    Hi! We will be visiting in July 2016. We are a family of 7. 2 adults, 5 children. The ages are 4, 6, two 8 year olds and a 9 year old. I was told that you need 1 adult per 2 children to ride most rides is this true? This would be hard if it is true.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Micah!

    I'm happy to help your family plan your summer trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Based on the Park Rules, children under the age of 7 must be accompanied on an attraction by a person 14 years old or over. So your Mouseketeers who are 8 and 9 years old do not need an adult to ride with them. This means that your family will have flexibility in how you arrange yourselves on attraction vehicles. In many cases, ride vehicles accommodate three Guests. In other cases, attraction vehicles will accommodate four Guests in two rows. Cast Members in the attraction queue can help you determine how your family can best enjoy that attraction.

    Since you are traveling with little guys, you will be able to take advantage of Rider Switch. This will allow your bigger kids to enjoy attractions that the little ones may not be interested in or do not meet the height requirements for. Simply, proceed to the queue entrance, notify the Cast Member that you will be using Rider Switch and they will give you instructions. After the first group in your family rides, the adults will be able to switch so everyone can enjoy the attraction as well.

    Take a look at this list of height requirements of the attractions in the theme parks to aid in your trip planning. And let us know if you have any more questions before your trip. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

    ~Crystal B.
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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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