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  • On Jul 4, 2011
    Corey from CO 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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    I was wondering what rides we should avoid with our 4 year old daughter? She is 41 inches tall and pretty adventurous, but I don't want to scare her and ruin the rest of the trip.

    Hi Corey,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel! You are super smart to plan ahead before your trip to the most magical place on Earth!  You can find a list of the attractions with height requirements by visiting the Traveling with Little Ones section on the Disney World Website. There you will find a PDF file on the right side of that page that lists attractions at all 4 of the theme parks, both water parks and DisneyQuest that have height requirements.

    Of the attractions that have height requirements that she meets in the theme parks here are some that I would personally think about before trying.  In the Magic Kingdom, I'd think hard about Stitch's Great Escape. Its pretty dark & you have a shoulder harnesses on while Stitch escapes & is "running" around the theater. I'd also let her look at the large hill on Splash Mountain & Big Thunder Mountain before she goes on.

    At Epcot, let her know that the outdoor portion of Test Track is really fast.

    At Disney's Hollywood Studios, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror can be pretty intense for little ones. The drop sequence is in the dark & it various so you never know how many times you'll be dropping.

    At Animal Kingdom, chances of her getting very wet (soaked) on Kali River Rapids are pretty high. Dinosaur is a loud, dark bumpy ride & can be frightening to younger kids.

    If you have any questions about other attractions, please feel free to visit again. I'm super happy to assist you.

    Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison

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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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