Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 15, 2009
    Florence from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi - I will be visiting WDW in 3 weeks with my 9-year-old twins, and without my roller-coaster-loving husband. I hate roller coasters. Is there a safe way that I can put my kids on all the big coasters without me and meet them as soon as they get off?

    Hello fellow Mom of 9-year-old-twins!

    This is a judgment call you can make based on your children's maturity level and their comfort with the rides. I would not, for example, put a nervous child on Expedition Everest without an adult. However, if you're sure your kids will be fine on the actual ride, you can speak with the cast member attendant and they will often let children ride alone. You can wait in the queue with your children until just before the ride loading area. At this point, you can take the "chicken exit" and head toward the main exit to the attraction to wait for your children.

    My children have ridden Primeval Whirl and Test Track on their own. These are both rides that they had been on many times.

    If you do decide to let your kids ride alone, but sure to discuss contingency plans for possible unanticipated situations. For example, make sure they knew what to do if the ride has a temporary breakdown (stay put, wait for instructions from a cast member). I would also equip your children with a cell phone and a watch. This way they will know exactly when and how to contact you should have any issues.

    Good luck and have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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