Test Track for a 4 year old???

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by dsnygirl2006, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. dsnygirl2006

    dsnygirl2006 DIS Veteran

    Feb 18, 2006
    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?
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  3. wtpntigger2

    wtpntigger2 DIS Veteran

    May 17, 2005
    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.
  4. swildman

    swildman Earning My Ears

    Jul 10, 2007
    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!
  5. mommylicious

    mommylicious Mouseketeer

    Mar 17, 2007
    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. :)
  6. JenEeyore

    JenEeyore <font color=gree>WISHing my way to success<br><fon

    Feb 7, 2001
    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!!!

  7. eebadeeba

    eebadeeba Mouseketeer

    Sep 23, 2006
    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.
  8. SqueakyMouse

    SqueakyMouse DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2005
    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.
  9. LisaFB

    LisaFB DIS Veteran

    Jan 29, 2002
    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....
  10. SmallWorld71

    SmallWorld71 DIS Veteran

    Feb 10, 2007
    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
  11. kokotg

    kokotg DIS Veteran

    Apr 14, 2006
    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.
  12. kldmom2000

    kldmom2000 DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2004
    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: )
  13. DreamDelta

    DreamDelta DIS Veteran

    Aug 4, 2005
    Uh, I took my 3-year-old DD on TT last year and she loved it!
  14. ramarsh01

    ramarsh01 Earning My Ears

    Jun 20, 2007
    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
  15. rjan67

    rjan67 Mouseketeer

    Jun 24, 2007
    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!
  16. ljhmom

    ljhmom Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2007
    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.
  17. disneydreamer1970

    disneydreamer1970 Loves planning surprise Disney trips!

    Jul 7, 2002
    My DD started riding TT when she was 3 and it is one of her favorite rides!! Enjoy!!

  18. dijid

    dijid American Expat in France for a while

    Feb 15, 2002
    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.
  19. Anal Annie

    Anal Annie at least I KNOW I'm a kook...I just can't help it

    Dec 8, 2006
    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.
  20. amy4bruce

    amy4bruce DIS Veteran

    Oct 13, 2005
    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.
  21. cybrkitn

    cybrkitn We called it Bonko

    Sep 18, 2006
    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:

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