When thinking about taking young kids to Disneyland what parent doesn’t imaging flying high on Dumbo or helping your child pull the sword from the stone?
When visiting Disney we generally travel with Arora (5) on foot, Ender (2.5) in the umbrella stroller and Avalon (3m) in the Ergo. Some rides have height requirements, some have a number of bodies per car limit, and others require every bum to be on the seat. Also all children must ride in the same car with an adult until they are seven years old.
Each ride that has a height requirement will have it posted on the line entrance. Other requirements though often are not expressed until you reach the front of the line. Our first few days of Disney we have to step out of line a few times becasue there were these other requirements we were unaware of.
Lets go through some of the rides in Fantasy land and see what the rides require.
Mad Tea Party: Everyone can ride, plenty of room for 4-5 people in one tea cup. Baby can go on ride in Ergo. This ride tends to have a short line.
Alice in Wonderland: Each Caterpillar hold two small people in the front and maybe two adults in the back. Arora had to sit in the front while I sat in the back with Ender and Avalon in the Ergo.
Dumbo: We were able to just fit into one elephant with Avalon in the Ergo.
Casey Junior Circus Train: The open rows have a 3 body limit, so ride in the animal cage if you have 3 kids in tow. Tends to have a shorter line.
Pinocchio: Same set up as Alice, Arora in the front and with Ender and me in the back with Avalon in the Ergo.
King Arther’s Carrousel: Can either ride on a stationary bench or try and get two horses next to each other. Arora was safe and comfortable on her horse. While the horse has a loop around the waist strap it does not get tight around a two year old. Ender is a very wiggly boy. I didn’t feel okay leaving him and getting on a horse myself (with baby). So I was able to stand next to him, between two horses. Tends to have a shorter line.
Peter Pan: Baby had to be out of the Ergo sitting on my lap with her feet under the lap bar. Tight fit for a mom with 3 kids!
it’s a small world: easiest ride to ride! each bench can fit 4-5 people. Baby can ride in the Ergo. Tends to have a shorter line. Best part of it’s a small world? Great place to get in a a quick nursing session! The ride is smooth, quite dark and long enough to satisfy baby.
There are a few other rides in Fantasy land we have not experienced yet.
Have you taken your kids/ grand kids to Disneyland? What is your best tip?