Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 17, 2009
    Anna from IL 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.

    My 2yr old son is already 42 inches tall, but I am concerned that some of the rides marked for that height might be too old for him. How can I tell if a ride is appropriate for him besides the height requirement?

    Hi Anna!  Yes many of the attractions have height restrictions attached for safety reasons.  They are very strict about this and won't waver from the minimum.  Your question brings up a good point as well.  Personally I would be very cautious about allowing a two year old on any of the attractions that have the height restrictions.  These will be more of the so called thrill rides and I think it is often better to be on the side of caution with children and not scare them for the future. I would avoid the roller coasters and the rides that jerk you from side to side like Dinosaur.  If you want to give him a dinosaur experience the Energy attraction will do that without risk of the shaking he will get in the other ride.  I have actually seen young children on a ride who meet the height requirements but are terrified when they get off.

    If you have questions about any of the attractions it is best to stop and talk with the cast member who will be stationed outside of each one.  They can explain what the ride is all about before you make your decision.  There are many opportunities for rides for that age group without risking frightening a child and that is where I would stay.  You can see all the attractions offered in the parks and their descriptions by clicking HERE.
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