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  • On Jun 9, 2022
    Alyssa from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I was wondering if Disneyland's splash mountain has a seatbelt or some sort of seat restraint. I'm a little wary of heights and just like to feel secure.

    Hi Alyssa!

    Welcome! We're so happy that you stopped by, and thank you so much for sending this Disneyland Resort vacation planning question to us hEAR at planDisney!

    This is a great question. You know how you can be so sure of something that you start to second-guess yourself to make sure if you were right or not? I just had one of those moments with this question. And to be super sure of this answer, I found on-ride footage on YouTube, ha!

    Disneyland Resort's version of Splash Mountain does not have seatbelts or lap bar restraints. Something interesting, though, is that the seat setup is in-line vs. side-by-side, and each guest kind of straddles their seat. But, that means that the backrest of the person in front of you is close enough to you to where I've had trouble wedging my overstuffed backpack in-between my stomach and the seat in front of me, which in your case might provide the restrained comfort you like. I can share that there are plenty of handle bars throughout to hold on to. But if you'd like to take a look for yourself, google 'Disneyland splash mountain on ride video' and you'll get a virtual feel for how you think you'd do. 

    If you'll be traveling with a buddy, I recommend requesting the last row as it can hold two guests side-by-side. There's always something comforting in having someone to hold on to. Or scream next to. (One person can also choose to sit by themselves in the very middle of that last-row seat, including those who wear ponchos on the ride with their feet propped up on the empty seat in front of them because they don't want to get soaked. It's me. I'm that person.)

    Pro Tip: Do NOT sit in the front seat unless you bring a change of clothes. I made this mistake once. Never again. 

    Bonus Pro Tip: I'm happy to say that Grizzly River Run in Disney California Adventure Park does have seat belts, as well as an on-ride storage tub and locker rentals near the entrance so your stuff stays dry.

    I hope that this helped to better plan your upcoming Disney days, Alyssa! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Panel Instagram account for even more tips and tricks. We even just launched the brand new planDisney Podcast! And if you have any more Disneyland Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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