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  • On Apr 21, 2010
    Heather from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Will my 2 year old son be able to ride the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean?

    Hi there Heather,

    There are no height restrictions on Pirates of the Caribbean or Haunted Mansion, and both can accommodate lap-riding children.  While your son may be permitted to ride, you might also consider whether either of these two attractions are a bit too frightening for him.  Both take place in very dimly lit surroundings.  Pirates has a short "drop" at the beginning of the attraction.  (It's nothing like a roller coaster, but can be a bit frightening for small kids.)  During the Haunted Mansion a "ghost" rides along inside your car (with the help of a special mirror).  When my kids were very young, my youngest son loved both of these attractions, while my oldest was a bit frightened.  If your little guy doesn't scare easily, he'll probably be fine on both, but if he is more cautious, you might want to skip these for a repeat visit when he's a bit older.

    Have a wonderful trip!

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