Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Aug 27, 2008
    Shelby from NY 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 going to Walt Disney World in March '09 (1st time ever!!) with our then 7yr old daughter and 22 month old son. Our daughter loves the family water tube rides. Will our son be able to ride with us, and if so should we bring a life jacket?

    Teamboat Springs at Blizzard Beach is my family's list of top five favorite attractions in all of WDW! This is one of the few experiences at WDW where the entire family can see each other face-to-face while we're having a great time. For this, and Typhoon Lagoon's family raft ride Gangplank Falls, there is no minimum height requirement, so your son could enjoy the ride with you. However, each person on this ride must be able to sit independently. You son cannot sit on your lap during the ride, and he must be able to hold on himself.

    Life jackets are always prudent in a water situation with a non-swimmer. However, you don't need to bring your own. Life jackets are available for use for free at Disney's water parks with a fully-refundable deposit. They are available in a variety of sizes to fit children and adults of all ages. If you click HERE, you'll be taken to a video my daughters and I recently made at Typhoon Lagoon, the Disney life vests are shown in the video.

    Hope you 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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