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Old 01-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Rides for a 2 year old.

Are there any rides suitable for a 2 yr old at MK? TIA
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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Yes, most of them. The only rides a 2 yo would not be allowed on are the ones with height restrictions. In the MK, that would be the 3 "Mountains": Space, Big Thunder, and Splash, plus Stitch (horrible ride, I'd recommend skipping it anyway) and whatever the new name for Goofy's Barnstormer is when it reopens. I think it's going to be called something like The Great Goofini. If I'm not mistaken, the Tomorrowland Speedway also has a height restriction.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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There are only about 12 attractions in all of Walt Disney World that have a height restriction (Tomorrowland Speedway only has a height restriction for drivers). Every other ride/attraction in all 4 parks at Disney World is suitable for a person of any age - an infant, a 2 year old or a 100 year old.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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Our DDs were just 2 the first time we went and they LOVED so many rides at MK. I totally agree with the about comment about Stitch, it's a horrible ride!
Dumbo, Peter Pan, Small World all would be fine I think for 2 year olds..they were for our DDs. Enjoy your trip!
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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If your 2 yr old is 32 inches then he'll be able to ride the speedway. If he is 35 inches then he'll be able to ride the Great Goofini if it's open.
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
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(Tomorrowland Speedway only has a height restriction for drivers). .
Alas, not true. There's a height restriction to ride and another one to drive. Our DS LOVES cars and he was too small to ride on his first trip - we were all disappointed.

There are tons of fun rides for 2 year olds at the MK, though! DS has been at 16 months and at 2.5 and both times he loved it. Mickeys Philharmonic, Its a Small World, Pooh, the Teacups, tomorrowland speedway on his second trip, Haunted Mansion, and Jungle Cruise were all big hits. For some reason Peter Pan sort of freaked him out - I think he was confused by the "flying" sensation. Dumbo was fine, but he wasn't too excited by it (go figured!)

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Old 01-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #7
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We are planning a trip for our DS (now 6 weeks old) for 24 months...Glad to hear that WDW has a lot to do...but what about the other parks??? This is new territory for us! TIA
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:38 AM   #8
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We are planning a trip for our DS (now 6 weeks old) for 24 months...Glad to hear that WDW has a lot to do...but what about the other parks??? This is new territory for us! TIA
As mentioned before, there are only about a dozen rides in all of WDW that have height restrictions. You can google "WDW height restrictions" to find out what they are.
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We are planning a trip for our DS (now 6 weeks old) for 24 months...Glad to hear that WDW has a lot to do...but what about the other parks??? This is new territory for us! TIA
The other parks are at least as good, or even better! For DS's first trip, Animal Kingdom was, by far, his favorite park. He loved everything about it - the Safari, the train to Rafikis Planet Watch, playing with the drums and dancers in Africa, Festival of the Lion King, and on and on. It was a huge hit!
Epcot was probably his second favorite park. Don't pass it up as an "adult" park - he was mesmorized by nearly everything there.
Hollywood Studios is the only park that wasn't a big hit - we walked out of several shows, played in the playground for a little bit, and then left. (He did, though, love Lights, Motor, Action because he LOOOOOVES cars.)

I'm sure people will have different opinions about what their kids liked and didn't and which parks were their favorites, but rest assured that every park has plenty to do for the littlest visitors.
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I just got back from going with my niece who is 2 years old, aside from her not wanting to be in a stroller she had a blast! Pretty much all of fantasyland has no height restrictions and we were able to do others with her like POTC, the train, Buzz Lightyear, etc. We spent 2 days there and were never at a loss for what to do next. They also have the child swap available for the rides with height restrictions which comes in handy!
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #11
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My friend just took her one year old and said she was shocked at how many rides he could go on in MK. Obviously not the mountains or anything like that, but she said she was never sitting around waiting.
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I've been bringing my kids since my DD8 was 7 months old and my DD3 was 13 months and have always had tons of things to go on with them both. My DD8 was always on the tall side and so at 1 1/2 she was able to do everything except the major thrill rides, DD 3 has always been on the very petite side and still wasn't even 35 inches on our trip in Aug/Sept however she still had more than enough things to ride and do to keep her very, very busy (and she did do the Speedway and loved it). Thanks to her first major growth spurt in October I'm hoping that she'll be tall enough to ride Kali River Rapids next week, as I know she'd love it, but we shall see.....
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