safety and comfort, you should be in good health and free from heart,
back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could
be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
Most attractions have
what's known as a "child swap" option. This enables parents with
children who can't ride a particular attraction due to height
restrictions, age limits, or personal choice to ride just the same. To
switch off, there must be 2 adults. When your group reaches the head of
the line tell the Cast Member that you want to exercise the child swap.
At the loading area, one adult rides while the other stands off to the
side and watches the children. The other adult will then be allowed on
the attraction, at the head of the line, on the very next ride while the
adult that already enjoyed the ride stays with the kids. A third adult
can experience the attraction with each of the switching off adults if
they don't want to ride alone. However, on Space Mountain, after the
first adult finishes the ride he must alert the attendant at the
unloading area that they are switching off. The attendant will then
return you to the loading area via a special stairway to watch the kids.
It seems to work well for all involved.
It's also important to
keep in mind that although some rides do not have height and age
restrictions they may still be a little frightening. Parents should
caution younger children to the scarier elements. Some attractions may
use strobe lights as special effects, whereas others may have high
volumes that could cause discomfort for those with sensitive hearing.
Note that children under 7 should be accompanied on most attractions.
Below is a list of some rides that may be a little scary for some kids.