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Splash mountain with 5-6 year olds

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Splash mountain with 5-6 year olds

Anyone have experience on this ride with their 5-6 year old kids? Our 5 yo is very adventurous, our 6 yo not as much.

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1. Re: Splash mountain with 5-6 year olds

Came back last week, personally my 5 year old son loved it... Was quite mild compared to some of the other rides he was on lol... Expedition everest was his favourite! Have a fab time xx

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2. Re: Splash mountain with 5-6 year olds

My kids loved it at that age! My son rode it repeatedly when he was 5 and 6. My daughter was about a half-inch too short soon after she turned 4 and she was devastated, but when we were back when she was 6 it was one if the first things she wanted to ride, and she did it repeatedly.

Aside from the obvious ... it's a log flume with an impressive drop at the end ... Splash Mountain is a great example of the Disney magic. There is about a 10-minute ride before the drop. Great Disney audio-animatronics along with music and lighting tell a story. It's a lot of fun and would be a worthwhile ride even without the drop at the end.

Edited: 28 July 2012, 12:26
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Our adventurous DS loved it from the first. When our very cautious DD tried it at seven she was miserable the whole time anticipating the big drop. In the ride photo you can see my husband and son laughing and with their arms up in the air. Only the top of my head is visable because I'm desperately trying to hold DD who disappeared into the leg space at the front of the log. (Fortunately, Disney has since installed lap bars!) She didn't attempt it again for three years!

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4. Re: Splash mountain with 5-6 year olds

Maybe try Pirates of the Caribbean first? There is a mild drop on that ride. If your 6 year old doesn't like that, Splash Mountain would be out. We convinced our 7 yo to try it this year, and he liked it but didn't want to ride it again.

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