Jun 122013

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

Q.  My husband and I are planning on surprising out kids, 6,4,&2 with a trip in December. None of us have been there! Will my 2 year old be able to ride any rides? Can we ride as a family or are most rides broken off into pairs? Thank you for any information. Any advice for a novice is appreciated!  (Submitted by B.T.)

Trust me, you are traveling to the place that has even the smallest in mind!  Where everyone, including infants can and do get in on the action.  So, the good news is that of course your 2 year old can still ride quite a few things.  Most attractions and shows, especially at the Magic Kingdom, will allow for your little one too!


Here is a list of attractions that do not have height requirements:

Magic Kingdom

  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Hall of Presidents
  • Haunted Mansion
  • it’s a small world
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Prince Charming’s Regal Carrousel
  • Dumbo
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Enchanted Tales With Belle
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Monsters Inc Laugh Floor


  • Spaceship Earth
  • Ellen’s Energy Adventure
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Turtle Talk With Crush
  • Living with the Land
  • The Circle of Life
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Captain EO
  • Grand Fiesta Tour
  • Maelstrom
  • All the Countries in the World Showcase have fun for kiddos

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • The Great Movie Ride
  • The American Idol Experience
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • MuppetVision 3D
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • The Magic of Disney Animation
  • Disney Junior – Live on Stage
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • The Oasis Exhibits
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug
  • Discovery Island Trails
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
  • Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Flights of Wonder
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • The Boneyard
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • TriceraTop Spin

Of course, keep in mind that some of these attractions, while kids of all sizes can ride, can sometimes be scary for little ones.

While there are a few attraction that have a height restriction in each park, I would suggest that you take part in child swap with your kids that will be eligible to participate.  (Child swap works like this:  If there is a ride that one little member of your party can’t go on, speak with the Cast Member found at the front of the line.  Child swap then lets your significant other and the kids who are tall enough get in the regular line while you wait with the youngest outside. Once the first set of your family comes off the attraction, you will then get to go on the FASTPASS line and ride.  (And if you want, you can take your kids who just rode it with you again!)  That way, you won’t miss out on some of the attractions you’ve heard about like Space Mountain or Soarin’.

The rides and shows are really just the beginning!  There are character meet and greets, parades, fireworks, side attractions…really there are a ton of activities that will ensure everyone enjoys their trip.

I hope you all have a very magical vacation and enjoy your time together as a family.

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