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CUKU4DIS
06-26-2007, 07:09 PM
My 8 year old DD was upset in 2005 when she was not able to ride Rockin' Roller Coaster. We're going back in Sept and I KNOW she will want to ride. She was able to ride the tower of terror in 05 and went on it about 10 times in 1 day. All I can think of is how fast it takes off?? Am I being perinoid??

LegoMom3
06-26-2007, 07:15 PM
Well, only you can make a judgement re: your child, but if she's in good health and meets the height requirement, why not?:confused3 My DS9 (at the time) went on Rockin Rollercoaster and could not get enough!!! He probably would have ridden that 10 times in 1 day if the rest of us didn't have other plans!:rolleyes: Yes, it takes off fast but it's over pretty quick, too!

yngsj
06-26-2007, 07:19 PM
I'm going to let my DD8 go on it in Sept. I personally think TOT is worse so she should do fine on RRC. The only way I wouldn't allow it is if she was very smalll framed and I felt she couldn't be restrained properly. I am going to have my DD ride RRC last of all so if it does go well her day wont be ruined.

stitchlovestink
06-26-2007, 07:19 PM
Has she ridden coasters at other parks? I say if she wants to ride and meets the requirements, let her ride. Everyone has to do what is in their own comfort level. I know some people are very cautious about certain rides and that is their right to choose not ride or allow their children ride. BUT, you asked for opinions, and mine is let her ride. I truly believe that when it is your time to go, it's your time whether you're sleeping, eating, walking, or riding a coaster. Some may disagree, but it is my opinion which I am entitled to. Good Luck w/ your decision.

CUKU4DIS
06-26-2007, 07:31 PM
I think I will give in when we are down there. She has been on coasters before and it would just crush her if she couldn't get on.

Hope73
06-26-2007, 08:11 PM
If she wants to ride and is tall enough I would let her.-

momoftriplets
06-26-2007, 08:15 PM
Go for it. I think it's less than 2 minutes long. Let her do it.

mumom95
06-26-2007, 08:31 PM
My daughter will only be 6 and I plan on letting her ride it (she is 48 inches now, and we don't go until November). I haven't found a roller coaster that she was tall enough to ride yet that she hasn't loved. She's a real daredevil. Now, my 8 year old son, well, he may take some convincing, he's much more cautious. But we'll just leave it up to him. Good luck with your decision.

LeahJ
06-26-2007, 10:33 PM
I just got back two weeks ago with DD8 and DD10. Both loved RnR. Both were really cautious people about rides up until this trip. (wouldnt' ride baby rollercoasters at county fair - really cautious, scared even) But then came this Disney trip.

We rode Big Thunder several times.

DD8 and I rode RnR first, while DD10 and DH were at Blizzard Beach for Summit Plummet.

DD8 was so thrilled she happily stood in line 45 min for a second ride. We had fast passes that we used with rest of family later that day.

Then we had 2 fast passes left.

DD's convinced us that they wanted to ride by themselves. So, we took them to the fast pass return line and dropped them off. Then waited at the end of the ride in the gift shop. They were thrilled with riding by themselves (I thought they might get scared without a parent).

In my opinion -

RnR is scary during the initial speed. If you shut your eyes as you start to go up first hill, you don't actually feel like you're going upside down. Then open eyes, and enjoy the scenery.

The ride is much smoother than Space Mtn. I like it better than Space.

It's also smoother and quieter than Big Thunder. Big Thunder has more bumpiness than RnR.

Plus, I think RnR is 90 seconds - so if you don't like it, it's over fast.

there are signs warning you about sudden drops, etc. I asked a CM about the drops, because DD8 wanted to know if drops were big. CM told me there are no drops.

Maybe that's why I like it best of the coasters. I like drops sometimes, but I like this for the fun, and you're never worrying about a big drop.

Now Everest was a huge adrenalin rush - I was scared. DD's could probably have handled it had we been there at end of the week. But we were there before they did space or RnR. So, they had only done barnstormer and big thunder. i figured they would freak out on EE, so I advised against them going.

At this point, I think they coudl handle it, but I'm not sure if they would enjoy it or if it would be too intense to be fun.

Hope this helps. :)

Enjoy!

Leah

Dengar
06-27-2007, 03:49 AM
Yea, I think you're a bit too paranoid :lmao: Although, as someone said.. Tower of Terror is 1,000 times worse than Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. I've seen little kids, about that age go on much worse, so it shouldn't be a problem.

Unregistered
06-27-2007, 08:20 AM
DS6 loves coasters. We could barely get him on kiddie rides since he was 4. He's been on everything but RNR. DH is trying to avoid him going on it like the plague. I don't care for coasters myself, but love TOT (always very afraid of heights, especially Dumbo).

I think Space Mountain is the scariest, especially at WDW where you can't hold onto your child. DH sits behind ds and holds his head still. That's what makes me the most nervous.

Just make sure she doesn't have any hair clips or earrings in. It really jostles you. Not like SM, but different.

PaulaSue
06-27-2007, 11:31 AM
My 7 year old at the time LOVED it! She is a coaster junky and her middle sister was so mad that she wasn't tall enough to ride.

That will prob be the first ride we do when we go back. The both rode TOT (middle DD turned 5 that week) and it was their first ride there and our first for the week.:goodvibes

ziggybaby
06-27-2007, 12:03 PM
If your DD meets all the requirements and wants to ride R'nRC then why not let her

Hannathy
06-27-2007, 02:14 PM
Yeah your being paranoid. Small frame has nothing to do with it. The harness isn't holding you in the ride the centrifugal force is holding you in. The harness is there for if the ride stops while you are upside down.

My DS 7 rode it and he is very skinny and small framed, only weighed 42 lbs and loved it! rode it about 10 times over the week.

LISAMWDW
06-27-2007, 02:18 PM
I would let her if she wants to and is able to. I can't even remember when my DD-10 rode it first. She must have been at the most 6? She loves that stuff! We went to Kings Island in OH this past weekend and she rode a very scary coaster that DS-15 was afraid of! hehe

the john
06-27-2007, 02:46 PM
Well, only you can make a judgement re: your child, but if she's in good health and meets the height requirement, why not?:confused3 My DS9 (at the time) went on Rockin Rollercoaster and could not get enough!!! He probably would have ridden that 10 times in 1 day if the rest of us didn't have other plans!:rolleyes: Yes, it takes off fast but it's over pretty quick, too!

agreed

indigoxtreme
06-27-2007, 07:12 PM
My 8 year old DD was upset in 2005 when she was not able to ride Rockin' Roller Coaster. We're going back in Sept and I KNOW she will want to ride. She was able to ride the tower of terror in 05 and went on it about 10 times in 1 day. All I can think of is how fast it takes off?? Am I being perinoid??

Like many have said the take off is not as bad as the TOT first dropped. If she meets the requirements let her go.:goodvibes

vermontgirl
06-27-2007, 08:04 PM
My 8 year old DD was upset in 2005 when she was not able to ride Rockin' Roller Coaster. We're going back in Sept and I KNOW she will want to ride. She was able to ride the tower of terror in 05 and went on it about 10 times in 1 day. All I can think of is how fast it takes off?? Am I being perinoid??

Our twin dd's were 6 when we went in 2005, and they LOVED it....I think we went on it about 6 times in one day! They met the height requirements, and honestly it's over so fast. I just kept telling them to look straight ahead when you take off. Can't wait for December now that I am talking about Rockin' Rollercoaster! :yay:

dan3255
06-28-2007, 05:14 AM
Let her ride, it's great and so smooth. :yay:

CHEK
06-28-2007, 05:38 AM
Every child is so different, my DD who's 8 loves Rollercoasters, BUT she hated this particular ride :sick:. It's an individual choice, good luck :goodvibes

EMcCool419
06-29-2007, 12:14 PM
My son didnt really like tower of terror too much but loves rock n roller coaster and he is 8pirate:

CUKU4DIS
06-29-2007, 01:07 PM
Well, I have decided to let her ride! I did not realize that some of you are right TOT is a little wore than RNR. She will be exited!

tigger813
06-29-2007, 01:19 PM
Our DD, now 7, went on RNRC twice last summer. SHe also loved tower of terror as well as EE.

She can't wait to go on them again in December!

intrep93
06-29-2007, 01:31 PM
My DS (8) hates coasters, so didn't like this ride, but he survived it! Our neighbor girl (7) Loved it!! Her favorite ride at WDW. I didn't think it was all that great, but I get more of a thrill from the drop. Upside down just doesn't really do anything for me - boring. So I like TOT much better. But RNR is ok - nice visuals, but almost too quick to enjoy. Your daughter will probably love it!!!

WDWFWfan
06-30-2007, 07:41 PM
My DD rode RRC when she was 7 and loved it! She rode it 3 times in a row! Now, it is all that she talks about. However, my other daughter does not like thrill rides at all. therefore, I would say that it up to the child. If she want to ride and meets the requirements, then let her ride. pixiedust:

MindyLuvsMickey
07-01-2007, 06:49 AM
My Dnephew was 9 last year at the time of our trip. He was just getting his feet wet with some roller coasters close to home. He worked up the courage to try RnRC and loved it! He's been riding coasters ever since.

I say that if she's of proper size and has the desire, let her go for it!

ooobother
07-01-2007, 07:03 AM
I am have the same concern with my small 9 year old son. I have been given all the same answers as you. Let them go. My only concern it that I swear I read somewhere on here last night that RNR is going to be closed in Sept. Please forwarn her so you don't have a massive meltdown. I am going now to try and find that post, but as you know, when you are new and searching everywhere....who knows where you read it. Hopefully someone will chime in to confirm or say it isn't so. Sorry!

ooobother
07-01-2007, 07:18 AM
"As far as I know, and while not officially stated... RnR will in fact be down for the month of Sept due to installing new control panels. If it was released to CMs, it's most likely going to happen, but the actual dates can be very hazy until an official announcement is released."

Here is the response I found the the Theme Park and Attraction section.

Sorry again....I hope it isn't true:confused3

Disnewbie_N_MO
07-02-2007, 09:33 PM
Our 8 year old loved it. Come to think of it, she rode everything. RRC was her favorite with ToT coming in a close 2nd. My 4 year old rode Tot and loved it. He was upset when he wasn't allowed to ride something because of his size. Of course my kids may be a rarity. They are fearless, and sometimes force ol' dad to suck it up sometimes and ride rides that he might not normally ride.

themudd4
07-03-2007, 08:29 AM
My DS7 loved it on his first ever ride...just this past March!

JamesMom
07-03-2007, 08:47 AM
Just be warned that there is a rumor that RnR will be closed for refurbishment the month of September so this may all be moot.

4theloveofdisney
07-03-2007, 09:03 AM
As long as she's in good health, I would let her ride! On our last trip we were going to let our DD-7 ride and she is small for her age. I have ridden RnR many times and I feel comfortable letting my kids ride.

If you are not sure, ride it first yourself and then decide.

bopper
07-03-2007, 09:31 AM
If she wants to, meets the height requirement, and is generally in good health, go for it! Just tell her to keep her head back against the head rest when you "take off".

Cinderaven
07-03-2007, 03:55 PM
Why not let her, as long she meet the requirments.:cloud9:

Just remember to keep your head back against the rest tight before take off. That would be my main concern. 0-65 in 2.3 seconds, what a rush.:scared:

Len

cryssi
07-03-2007, 04:14 PM
I rode EVERYTHING as soon as I met the height requirements! I'm extremely bummed that I can't anymore... :( :(

RobInBigKC
07-03-2007, 04:27 PM
Yes, let her ride it!

-- Rob

byoung
07-04-2007, 06:23 AM
Well, only you can make a judgement re: your child, but if she's in good health and meets the height requirement, why not?:confused3 My DS9 (at the time) went on Rockin Rollercoaster and could not get enough!!! He probably would have ridden that 10 times in 1 day if the rest of us didn't have other plans!:rolleyes: Yes, it takes off fast but it's over pretty quick, too!

My nephew's DD loves it also.