I used to think that Noah had no fear. I used to worry that he would do crazy things as result of this lack of fear (too young for common sense?). His first 3 trips to WDW, we could do anything, as he didn't realize what was going on and didn't think about fear.
|Piper, 1 and Noah, 6 months. No fear here|
|25 months.. not a fan of meeting Winnie the Pooh!|
Will fireworks scare him? I wanted to watch fireworks on the 4th of July, but with fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. and a regular bedtime of 7, we knew that just wasn't going to happen. The booms are loud and after the terror in his eyes when thunder boomed over the weekend, I will be interested to see what he will think when the booms are accompanied by beautiful fireworks. The only show he has seen was Illuminations which he loved, but that was a year ago, so who knows what 3 year old Noah will think. I'm hoping that little man Z, who will be 10 months at his first trip to The World won't notice them, similar to Noah's earliest reactions, but only time will tell.
|Beware the Speedway...|
I'm pretty sure we'll find out on his first roller coaster- The Barnstormer with the Great Goofini has a height requirement that he has already surprised (35" and we might have been able to try it in January, had it not been closed for renovation. We think he may even be tall enough to ride some of the other "thrill" rides - Kali River Rapids has a height requirement of 38" and he's now 36". Will he like it? I'm hoping to try the Barnstormer before we consider any other "big kid" rides to test the water.
What about The Haunted Mansion? In the past, that's been a no-brainer. He didn't understand ghosts or monsters - heck, his first trip, I nursed him during the ride! One thing to consider - when my nephew, now 7, first went to WDW for his 5th birthday, that was his first attraction of the day. It scared him so much that he didn't want to do anything else for the rest of the day. We'll make sure to start with happier Fantasy attractions before we work our way to the scary ones, maybe even planning those immediately before a meal or break.
|Will Madame Leota scare a 3 year old Noah?|
Have you experienced fears in the park? What attractions do you avoid and how do your children handle their fears? I'd love to hear your experiences both good and bad!