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dsnygirl2006
09-09-2007, 11:11 AM
Hi everyone
I was wanting to see what everyone thought of taking my 4 year old DS on Test Track for the first time in a couple of weeks, he is tall enough and I think he will be ok on it, I just wondered what everyone thought?
Thanks:thumbsup2

wtpntigger2
09-09-2007, 11:18 AM
TT is one my my dd's (almost 5) favorite rides. She couldn't get enough of it when we were there last Sept and she had just turned 4.

swildman
09-09-2007, 11:23 AM
My best friend just got back from Disney World yesterday. She took her 3 year old son on Test Track (He turned 3 while at Disney World. He is tall for his age). He loved it! Test Track was his favorite ride!

mommylicious
09-09-2007, 12:34 PM
My middle son hit the magic 40" mark (with shoes on - regular shoes not thick soled shoes) on our trip when he was 33 months old so just before he turned 3. Test track and Splash Mountain were tied for his favorite ride that trip. :) He's 5.5 now and still loves it. :)

JenEeyore
09-09-2007, 01:26 PM
I agree that this one is pretty safe for the little ones. If your son is tall enough, I would give it a try. It isn't really a scary ride, and they don't have shoulder restraints to worry about the fit of the seat. My DS has been riding since he was 3 and it is one of his favorite repeat rides of any of our trips. Have fun!!!

Jen

eebadeeba
09-09-2007, 01:46 PM
My DD 4, who would not ride Barnstormer and screamed on really small roller coasters at other amusement parks, rode Test Track. She said she liked it, but the next time she didn't want to ride it. Then at the next opportunity she rode it again and loved it.

He will probably like it.

SqueakyMouse
09-09-2007, 01:48 PM
4 1/2 yo dd was finally tall enough to ride TT during our July visit. She loved it! Younger dd has been riding it since he was 4, with no issues.

LisaFB
09-09-2007, 01:49 PM
DH wants to take DD on it when we go (I'm PG so I can't go with them) and I'm not sure. This is the one ride we don't agree on. I'm afraid that since there's no car seat type restraint (we're from NJ where the car seats laws are stricter than in any other state... she's still in a 5 point harnass) that it might be a bit too dangerous for her on the outside part, even with the seatbelt. I know she'd love it, though, since she loves roller coasters....

SmallWorld71
09-09-2007, 05:45 PM
We just returned a week ago and my 4 1/2 year old loved it. You might want to grab fast passes and work your way up to it if you are unsure.:goodvibes

kokotg
09-09-2007, 06:23 PM
TT was my then just turned 3 year old's favorite ride last year. ...and he was scared of the Winnie the Pooh ride. IMO it's pretty tame.

kldmom2000
09-09-2007, 07:01 PM
We took our DD on it the day after she turned 4 and she was exactly 40".... it turned out to be her favorite along with Big Thunder Mtn. RR..... we just went back again last month and she loved them both still (she's still 4 for another 3 weeks :rotfl: )

DreamDelta
09-09-2007, 09:31 PM
Uh, I took my 3-year-old DD on TT last year and she loved it!

ramarsh01
09-10-2007, 09:40 AM
I took the family to WDW in August, my 4 and 6 year old loved the ride. We also took them on Sorrin and they enjoyed that as well. The only ride they didn't like was Dinosaur ride at AKL. After riding Dinosaur my 6 year old was crying but the 4 year old was fine. The ride didn't bother him as much

rjan67
09-10-2007, 10:25 AM
My 4 yr old did TT with us in August. No problems. Terrible Mom that I am, I took him on T of T too! It's my 7 yr old that I have problems with. He hates anything dark and loud....but take him to Blizzard Beach and he's first in line for Summit Plummet....typical daredevil boy!

ljhmom
09-10-2007, 12:17 PM
We took our 3 year old on TT last month and he loved it, he would have been happy to stay on it all day if we would have let him.

disneydreamer1970
09-10-2007, 12:26 PM
My DD started riding TT when she was 3 and it is one of her favorite rides!! Enjoy!!

Trish

dijid
09-10-2007, 12:33 PM
My kids love it. Older DD first rode when she was 4 and loved it. Younger DD rode first time this year - she's 3 and said it and Goofy's Barnstorer were her favorites. I'm very strict with my kids and carseats and never gave this a 2nd thought. It's an amusement park ride and different than an actual car ride.

Anal Annie
09-10-2007, 01:32 PM
DH wants to take DD on it when we go (I'm PG so I can't go with them) and I'm not sure. This is the one ride we don't agree on. I'm afraid that since there's no car seat type restraint (we're from NJ where the car seats laws are stricter than in any other state... she's still in a 5 point harnass) that it might be a bit too dangerous for her on the outside part, even with the seatbelt. I know she'd love it, though, since she loves roller coasters....

It's not a real car so I think if DD meets the height requirements for the ride then she's fine to go on this one - they do have the middle seat which has no shoulder harness, only the lap belt... They love the speed! I think it's totally safe - there's no loops or twists...it's just fast.

We're willing to let DS go on anything he meets the height req. on! The first time we took DS to WDW I think he was about 5. We went to get him measured for Space Mtn. & the hockey stick thing was brushing the top of his hair so they wouldn't let him on. :sad1: So we went back a couple of days later to see if a different ride attendent might be more forgiving & he'd actually had a growth spurt! The measuring stick now literally hit him in the forehead! It was amazing to see that. ANYWAY, Space Mtn. continues to be a fav. for him. Being a thrill seeker, we also took him on Tower of Terror on that trip - he claimed to have liked it but didn't want to go again - until a couple of days had passed - then he was ready - and now he loves it too!! On our second trip he was able to ride Rock N Roller Coaster (his very first "loop d loop" roller coaster and Mission Space (we were there the day after it opened). Now he's tall enough to ride everything and this trip his "new favorite" was Expedition Everest! The one ride that he continuously doesn't like - will ride, but only once per trip, is Dinosaur. Test Track is nothing like any of these tho and I really think your DD will be fine.

amy4bruce
09-10-2007, 02:36 PM
I've been in, and I'm sure you've been in, parking lots that are bumpier than Test Track. Its top speed is probably less than you do on the highway. There's nothing in the ride that a child growing up in 21st century America would be terribly bothered by, IMHO.

Of course, DD6 (having just turned so) wouldn't ride it. Less than a year later, she drove us crazy with how often she wanted to do it.

cybrkitn
09-10-2007, 02:59 PM
I say go for it! DS5 was 4 when we took him last year and Test Track was his favorite. It's how we found out that our son loves thrill rides :rolleyes:

Disneynut71
09-10-2007, 03:09 PM
DD now 4 1/2 favorite rides at EPCOT is Test Track and Soarin. She has to go on as much as possible

cookies
09-10-2007, 05:11 PM
Is the height 40" for test track? My 3.5yo is just 36"

mommyoftwinfants
09-10-2007, 05:21 PM
My guys loved it, I just wish that I would have grabbed a FP for it so we could ride it again, when we passed by again all of the FP's were gone and the wait was over 60 min.

Disneynut71
09-11-2007, 06:26 AM
Is the height 40" for test track? My 3.5yo is just 36"


Yes it is 40.

LisaFB
09-12-2007, 09:41 AM
It's not a real car so I think if DD meets the height requirements for the ride then she's fine to go on this one - they do have the middle seat which has no shoulder harness, only the lap belt... They love the speed! I think it's totally safe - there's no loops or twists...it's just fast.

We're willing to let DS go on anything he meets the height req. on! The first time we took DS to WDW I think he was about 5. We went to get him measured for Space Mtn. & the hockey stick thing was brushing the top of his hair so they wouldn't let him on. :sad1: So we went back a couple of days later to see if a different ride attendent might be more forgiving & he'd actually had a growth spurt! The measuring stick now literally hit him in the forehead! It was amazing to see that. ANYWAY, Space Mtn. continues to be a fav. for him. Being a thrill seeker, we also took him on Tower of Terror on that trip - he claimed to have liked it but didn't want to go again - until a couple of days had passed - then he was ready - and now he loves it too!! On our second trip he was able to ride Rock N Roller Coaster (his very first "loop d loop" roller coaster and Mission Space (we were there the day after it opened). Now he's tall enough to ride everything and this trip his "new favorite" was Expedition Everest! The one ride that he continuously doesn't like - will ride, but only once per trip, is Dinosaur. Test Track is nothing like any of these tho and I really think your DD will be fine.

We discussed it and I think she'll be ok as long as she's buckled in properly, which I know they check. We just have to find out how tall she is now! LOL She might only be 39 or 39 1/2.

ljcraw555
09-12-2007, 10:18 AM
My DS4 is SO EXCITED to go on that. He talks about it every night. I'm so glad it seems to be a hit with the little ones even after they ride it. :yay:

sahm1000
09-12-2007, 10:35 AM
My daughter rode it when she was 3 and loved it! I do think she liked some of the other roller coasters better though. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was her favorite by far and she laughed the whole way through Tower of Terror! I was terrified the first time we put her on a roller coaster (BTMR) that she would hate it and be scarred for life but she just loved them. We are going back in February of this year and I'm hoping that she'll be tall enough for Space Mountain. We were a little short last time but I'm praying for a growth spurt! She would love it!

slo
09-12-2007, 03:36 PM
If we were going to The World this year instead of our Disney Cruise, I would take my 4yr old on Test Track. I think she would love it!!!! :thumbsup2

Ariel8676
09-13-2007, 07:42 AM
My girls..who are now 6,4 1/2 LOVE test track!!!! They have been going on since they met the height req.!!

WeLuvTink!
09-13-2007, 09:16 PM
Our DD just turned 4 and couldn't get enough of Test Track. She's only 40.5 inches tall and she just made it. I would snuggle and hold her shoulder throught the hairpin turns inside just to keep her from bouncing all around (shoulder straps were loose) but she really loved the wind in her hair outside and had a BLAST!:thumbsup2

llori7
09-13-2007, 11:25 PM
My son turned 4 the end of July. We just got back last week and this was one of his favorite rides.

MomWith2Cinderellas
09-14-2007, 12:27 AM
Hi everyone
I was wanting to see what everyone thought of taking my 4 year old DS on Test Track for the first time in a couple of weeks, he is tall enough and I think he will be ok on it, I just wondered what everyone thought?
Thanks:thumbsup2

My 4 year old DD loves Test Track!! She can not wait to go on it in January! :goodvibes

4forMe
09-14-2007, 01:37 AM
My youngest DS turned 4 the week before we left for Disney last November. TT was his favorite ride. He would ride it over and over if he could!