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Midway Mania with a 14 Month Old?

Discussion in 'WDW with Kids' started by Coaster Lover, Jun 19, 2017 at 3:24 PM.

  1. Coaster Lover

    Coaster Lover Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2015
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    In August, we will be hitting Disney World for the first time (their first time, not ours) ever with our kids (ages 6, 3.5, and 14 months at the time of travel). I'm not concerned with either my 6 year old (about 46" tall) or my 3.5 year old (about 40" tall) being able to be in their own seat for Midway Mania, but I'm wondering what my options are for my 14 month old.

    From what I can see, there is no height limit on the ride and if I recall correctly (I've been on the ride many times), the ride has two lap bars but no seat divider (so in theory you could seat three across). But in the same respect, the ride does move around quite a lot. I've read that people have taken kids this young (and younger) on the ride, but I just wonder how. Seated three across with the youngest in the middle (though the lap bar wouldn't really touch her lap as there would likely be two larger people on either side of her)? Seated two across so she has her own lap bar? Seated on my lap with the lap bar holding both of us in? Strapped to one of us (such as with a Baby Bjorn) with the lap bar just on our lap? Or just avoid the trouble altogether and use child swap (though I've heard they don't always offer child swap on this one due to there not being a height limit).

    She's walking and has good neck control, so I'm not so much concerned with the movement of the ride being an issue to her physically, I just want to know that (if she does go on it with us), that we can feel she is secure enough so that we can still "play" the games without having to physically hold her to secure her.

    Would love to hear from others who have taken kids of (about) this age on...
  2. TDGMedley

    TDGMedley Active Member

    Sep 3, 2014
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    When we did it my little girl sat on my lap.
  3. carriebeth

    carriebeth Active Member

    May 9, 2016
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    real young like under a year old mine would sit on my lap. After a year we would sit 3 across the seat with baby in the middle. starting at like 2 they want their own shooter even if they are really bad at operating it and don't really know what they are doing.

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