Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Feb 3, 2012
    Michele from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can a 3 yr old ride horses at the ranch?

    Howdy Michele!  Thanks for the question!

    Horse back riding at Fort Wilderness is limited to guests over 9 years of age, so unfortunately, your little one will have to wait a few years to participate in the trail ride program at Tri Circle D Livery.

    With that being said, Tri Circle D Ranch offers pony rides and guests 2 years and older are welcome to ride as long as they are under 48" and less than 80 lbs.  My daughter still talks about her first "real cowgirl" adventure at Fort Wilderness!  After she was "saddled up"  her Dad held the rope and led her miniature horse, "Nemo", down the shady, winding paths of Tri Circle D Ranch, while I walked up ahead to snap pictures!  We love looking at the photos of this magical moment and to be honest, it was one of the best $5 I've ever spent!  Every time we visit Walt Disney World, my daughter can't wait to "Giddy Up" like a real Cowgirl at Fort Wilderness and she's already counting down the days until she's old enough to ride on the big horses at the livery!

    So head 'em up and move 'em out, because your Walt Disney World vacation will be here before you know it!  Be sure to let us Moms know if you think of anything else!

    Happy Trails,

    Amanda F. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

Greetings from California! I am here to help make your visit to the Disney Parks as pixie-dusted as possible! As a regular to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, I am ready to put my coast-to-coast Disney Parks knowledge to work for YOU! Learn More About Amanda

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