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Old 01-07-2013, 05:56 PM   #121
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OP, please tell your DD that I can vouch for the chicken exits- Disney does NOT force anyone to ride, no matter how close they get to the ride vehicle! I've used them many times - my DH loves Mission: Space and Big Thunder MOuntain Railroad and I don't like either one. The CM at the end of the line will direct you to the exit while others board the ride. Trust me - they do this all day long. They will not look at your DD like she's a freak - which is probably what she's really afraid of.

Going through some lines are tremendous fun- like RnRC, Expedition Everest, Tower of Terror, etc. You can get a great experience without actually riding.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:01 PM   #122
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #123
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OP, please tell your DD that I can vouch for the chicken exits- Disney does NOT force anyone to ride, no matter how close they get to the ride vehicle! I've used them many times - my DH loves Mission: Space and Big Thunder MOuntain Railroad and I don't like either one. The CM at the end of the line will direct you to the exit while others board the ride. Trust me - they do this all day long. They will not look at your DD like she's a freak - which is probably what she's really afraid of.

Going through some lines are tremendous fun- like RnRC, Expedition Everest, Tower of Terror, etc. You can get a great experience without actually riding.
I chickened out of TOT! Stupid anxiety! And I've ridden it at least 20 times before!
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #124
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Yes, I would.

Another idea is to have them wait in line together & have your DD use the chicken exit. She could then simply wait at the off-load point. It would, at least, minimize time she spends alone.
This is what I would do
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #125
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what were they supposed to do? Wake the 2 kids up from their sleep and put them in the car in the middle of the night while dad drives mom to work? For a 10-15 minute round trip?
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #126
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I agree. Google Madeline McCann!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #127
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I probably would! Sorry but with the youngest being 3, i wouldnt be comfy leaving the kids alone.
I agree, I just have to say I read your blurb under your screen name and laughed out loud!! That thread was a fun one.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #128
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My son hates dropping. He's tried TOT, and never again! He's iffy about EE. Sometimes he wants to ride, other times he wants to skip it. Yet he loves, loves, loves RNR. Anyways, I've had him go through the line with us and take the chicken exit to wait in the gift shop since he was 9. He always knew that he didn't have to ride anything that scared him, and that eased his anxiety about trying new things. Let your daughter know every ride has a "chicken exit", even it's a small world. That one my kids aren't allowed to use though.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #129
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I agree. Google Madeline McCann!!!
The fact that the only story you could find is almost 6 years old and which took place in another country makes my own point better than yours.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:35 PM   #130
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What were they supposed to do? Wake the 2 kids up from their sleep and put them in the car in the middle of the night while Dad drives Mom to work? For a 10-15 minute round trip?
Yes! In all honesty, the thought that anyone would a 3 and 7 year old home alone at anytime is shocking to me. There is way to much that could go wrong, and neither are of an age to handle it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:39 PM   #131
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Yes! In all honesty, the thought that anyone would a 3 and 7 year old home alone at anytime is shocking to me. There is way to much that could go wrong, and neither are of an age to handle it.
I totally agree. I'm all in for leaving my 12 year old alone in the gift shop, but I'm shocked at the idea of leaving a 3 and 7 year old home, even for a little bit, even if they are sleeping. Not even a close call.

Yes it would be a PITA. But I'd find another way. Leaving them home would not even be up for discussion.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:41 PM   #132
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didn't read through, but...

NO...wouldn't leave my 12 yo in a gift shop, but...

I would show the 12 yo where the exit was and then ask where they want to wait. I would let him/her pick a bench/table or whatever made them comfortable, in the area, and we'd meet up after the ride.
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What were they supposed to do? Wake the 2 kids up from their sleep and put them in the car in the middle of the night while Dad drives Mom to work? For a 10-15 minute round trip?
In our state that is considered negligence. A fire only takes minutes to engulf a house.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:50 PM   #134
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I was babysitting at 12, but feel times have changed. I probably wouldn't leave my son, only because there are just so many people there.
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In our state that is considered negligence. A fire only takes minutes to engulf a house.
I agree!! My dh works shift work at a refinery 3 miles from our house. His car would not start one morning and I had to go get him. You bet I woke up our 8 year old and our 5 year old, put them in the car in their pj's at 4 am. They fell right back asleep when we got home. Definitely not worth the risk of leaving them sleeping!!
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