Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 1, 2010
    Renee from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going to WDW May19-22with hubby and DS4. I've been before but it's their 1st time. I have ridden both Big Thunder Mtn. Railroad & Test Track, but not sure if they're appropriate for DS. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    Hi Renee! How fun that you get to introduce your husband and son to Walt Disney World! 

    Both Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Test Track have height requirements of 40 inches. If your son is at least that tall, he'll be allowed to ride those attractions, but of course, I understand your concern as to whether they'd be appropriate for him. Since this trip will be his first visit to Walt Disney World, you'll probably want to start him out on some of the slower rides, such as those in Fantasyland.  After that, let him take a peek at the kiddie coaster, Goofy's Barnstormer, and if he thinks it looks fun, take a ride.(It's a very short ride, so if he hates it, it will be over really fast.)  If he can handle the speed and small dips of that ride, I don't think he'd have a problem with Big Thunder Mountain and Test Track. I have to tell you that I'm actually a big chicken and avoid many of the thrill rides at Disney,but I love Big Thunder Mountain and Test Track. Neither of them have big drops or anything scary in my opinion; they're just fast and fun. If you're son enjoys going fast, I think he'd love them!

    Hope you have a wonderful first family trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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