Kids on Toy Story Mania
  • On Mar 18, 2019
    Christine from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a 7 year old son and we are going to Disney for the first time. How do I know what rides will be appropriate (and not too scary) for him?

    Hey there Christine! 
    How exciting that you are planning your family's first Disney vacation! 

    For our first visit to Walt Disney World, I made a point to go through the list of attractions on the Walt Disney World website that I thought my little ones would enjoy the most. Listed under each attraction at all of the theme parks, you will find the height requirements, the age group that will enjoy this attraction and if the ride is in the dark and the speed of the ride. For example, The Haunted Mansion is listed as an attraction for all ages and it's a slow dark, ride. Right away I knew if my little Disney fans would enjoy this attraction or not. For my family it's a no. Dark Scary rides usually don't appeal to my kids. However, there are  lots of little ones who absolutely love this attraction. Pictures and a detailed description of the attraction is listed near the bottom of each attractions page to better help you know which one's top your Disney must-do list. 

    I also dug a bit deeper in my research and watched a few Youtube videos to get a first hand look inside the ride. I also allowed my little ones to watch with me. Immediately, they knew if they were interested in enjoying this attraction or not. To this day, we enjoy watching those attraction videos. 

    Have the most magical time planning your upcoming Disney vacation. If you have more planning questions, please stop by and visit with us again soon.
thumbnail image for Korliss

Meet the Panelist: Korliss, Alabama

My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Kid-Sized Stays at Disney Resort Hotels

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.