6. Research the attraction before deciding to experience it with your child.
Once again, you are the expert on your child. If you know that he or she is very afraid of the dark or agitated by not being able to see everything in front of him or her, don’t try to take him or her on a dark ride, such as Space Mountain or the Haunted Mansion. If your child fears loud noises or surprise sounds, be careful at the Mad Tea Party, where there is a very loud sudden brake sound as the tea cups stop spinning at the end of the ride, and Pirates of the Caribbean, during which there are sounds of the cannons being fired just after the drop at the beginning of the ride. If fireworks shows are too loud for your child, consider leaving the park before the nighttime spectacular, or plan to be in the shops on Main Street or at the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Factory during the fireworks. This can help to buffer and even drown out the sounds of the fireworks.