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Old 01-30-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Horseback Riding

ODS(7) seems to be in a bit of a pickle for horseback riding at FW. He is young enough, but too tall (and too grown up in his opinion) to do the pony ride. He is tall enough, but too young for the trail ride! He is tall, but not insanely so for his age (80th percentile). I'm really surprised that Disney wouldn't have a category to accommodate this in between group, I'm sure DS isn't the only kid that has run into this problem!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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Sounds like a problem only time can solve. Or a fake ID.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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We just returned from WDW on Monday and we ran into this same problem. We made a special trip over to Fort Wilderness just to do the pony ride and my daughter was too tall. It was the one thing she couldn't wait to do and she was super upset. I'm planning to send an email letting them know how they're missing the mark on this!
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The same thing happened to both of my children.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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Yes same thing here- my 2 youngest were 6 last year when we went, and really not that big either. But nope- they were a hair too tall. And of course way too young for the trail ride. My little girl especially was so sad- she is a true horse lover. Thankfully we have a horse farm at home, so that did make it easier to get her past her disappointment, but I imagine there's a lot of heartbroken kids down there that don't have a horse at home to fall back on. I wish they had some bigger ponies- that would solve the problem so simply....Maybe someday when my dream of working at the Disney barns comes true I can make that suggestion!
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Does anyone know the height limit for the pony rides? My 6 year old is REALLY looking forward to that.
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Does anyone know the height limit for the pony rides? My 6 year old is REALLY looking forward to that.
48" is the upper limit for pony rides, it's also the lower limit for horse trail riding but you need to be 9.
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