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Topic: Can kids ride in their own seat under 7?

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Lizzie
Sun 5/20/2012 3:51p
We are looking at traveling with our 4 kids next fall. Two ages six on three year old and one two year old. Will the six year olds be allowed to sit in a seat togethor and have a parent ride behind them sitting next to one of the younger ones? The six year olds will be six and a half but I am not comfortable lying about their age.

Also I am trying to figure out how we could do autopia? Can three ride across? And the bumper like cars in bugs life is there a way we can pull that off? Trying to avoid having to take one kid at a time.
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DyGDisney
Sun 5/20/2012 4:03p
To which rides are you referring in the first part of your question? Some rides can accomodate you riding together in one row (Pirates, It's a Small World), while others allow for a family to sit together in separate rows in the same ride vehicle(Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Winnie Pooh, Pinnochio...).

Three can ride on Autopia if two are small, but I guarantee your 6 year olds will NOT be able to drive Autopia without an adult. Even my 11 year old can't. She can barely reach the pedal, and it's very difficult to hold it down the whole time. However, you can ride with two of the kids and your spouse can ride with two others. :)
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Mickeysbestfan
Mon 5/21/2012 8:29p
On Autopia they will let a CM ride with the 6 year olds.
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Lizzie
Mon 5/21/2012 8:50p
Like on big thunder can my husband sit with one of the younger ones and the older two sit togethor in front of them. And what to do on autopia and rides where we don't have enough adults per kid
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FerretAfros
Mon 5/21/2012 9:04p
Autopia is really the only one where it matters, since there's a different height requirement to drive the car or just ride in it. In all of the other attractions, if you're tall enough for the height requirement, you're tall enough to ride it in any seat.

At some of the attractions without height requirements, there is a minimum height for kids riding alone. It's marked on a post near the loading area, with a thin rectangle of semi-contrasting paint. I don't know what the height is, but if they're tall enough for the 'big' rides, they'll probably be just fine. And if there's an adult with them (in the group, not nessecarily sitting next to them) it won't matter anyway.
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DyGDisney
Mon 5/21/2012 9:36p
Yeah, on Big Thunder your husband can sit with the younger child with the 6 year olds in front of him, providing everyone meets the height requirement! :)

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CuriousConstance
Mon 5/21/2012 9:49p
On Big Thunder I sat with my 3 year old (at the time) while my 7 year old sat alone in front of us. Although, I still kept my hand on her shoulder in case she started flying out I could magically pull her back.
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karlg
Tue 5/22/2012 6:28a
Actually, I would think the kids would be safer in their own seat on Thunder Mountain due to the single lap bar per row. I don't see how the lap bar does much good for the kid in situation of a big adult and a little child. I know it scared my son when he was about 6 that the lap bar didn't feel like it did him any good.

Realistically, since in all the years that Thunder Mountain has been open, there has never been a little kid go shooting out of the car when seated next to a big adult so it must not be real problem. But it can make the kid and/or parent nervous.
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Princessjenn5795
Tue 5/22/2012 6:58a
Lol Constance, that is such a mom thing to do :)
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CuriousConstance
Tue 5/22/2012 7:56a
:)

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