Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 15, 2008
    Engie from GA 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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    hi, my 3yr and 5yr olds r not up to 40'' ,wot do we do if they cant get on some of the attractions or rides? my 7yr old is up to 40'' though...

    Are there 2 adults in your party? If so...

    lan your touring so that you are meeting up with the riders after they've enjoyed the attraction. For instance, if the tallest child will be riding Expedition Everest in the Animal Kingdom, I would send an adult with that child to enjoy the attraction. The other adult and 2 children could proceed to nearby attractions such as Triceratops Spin or the Boneyard playground. We use this touring method a lot as my husband enjoys the thrill rides while my son and I aren't quite so brave. While my husband is riding Tower of Terror in the Hollywood Studios, my 8 year old son and I will go to the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground. If the line is short, we may also wait in the queue and then take the chicken exit before my husband boards or we will stroll a nearby shop or just sit and rest.

    If you are a single parent, then you will have to skip the attractions that your eldest would be unable to do on her own. For instance, we allow our son to go on the tea cups by himself only because he is in our sight the entire time. You may want to consider getting a helper. The Kids Nite Out program offers childcare services that include having a helper come with you to the parks.

    Your 7 year old would be able to go on the rides that allow children 40 inches by him/herself. However you would have to make sure you were comfortable with letting your child wait in a long queue by themselves (usually out of your sight) and have a safe game plan for meeting the child at the exit. For the most stress-free touring plan, I would choose the attractions that you can all enjoy together (unless you have another adult there to help).

    Have a great trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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