Mom And Son Safari
  • On May 7, 2009
    Patricia from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going to WDW in July, and my son(4) is above 40" tall. He is tall enough to ride TZ T of T in HS but I don't know if the drop will be too scary for him? Anyone ever see 4 year olds on it before?

    Patricia:

    O.K., I'll admit I took my 4-year-old son this past March on Tower of Terror, afterall, he met the height requirements!

    The true confession comes in that I LAUGHED as I sat beside him and watched his eyes pop out every time the ride "dropped!"  (And there were a few nervous half-screams in there, too, from him!)  I think I got more enjoyment out of seeing his reaction than the ride!  My son is just average height and weight, enjoys climbing on the playground, swinging, digging in the dirt and riding his bike (it's got training wheels).  Typical 4-year-old, but certainly not timid. 

    I don't recall him getting off the ride and saying, 'Let's do it again,' but he wasn't crying either, so I think the ride achieved its purpose: it was a little unnerving.  However, we rode with friends: another mother and her just-turned-4-year-old who barely met the height requirements, and I overheard him tell his mom, "I don't want to ride THAT again!"

    If your son sounds like mine, take him on the ride.  I sat right next to my son and gently put my hand on his leg so he knew I was there.  I'd suggest the same for any parent.  But if you have any doubts, leave it for your next trip!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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