Walt Disney World Attraction Height Requirements

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World for your family starts long before you step foot onto a Monorail or that first sip of a Dole Whip. 

If you are traveling with children to Disney World, attraction height requirements is a topic that is sure to come up.

Full disclaimer: I don’t have kids, but after working in the parks and at the Disney Store for a few years I feel like I can give some input on this topic.

There’s no right or wrong answer to when you should start bringing your children to the parks. You are the best judge for deciding on the perfect time to bring down in Florida with your family is.

WHAT DOES THE HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS LOOK LIKE?

Attractions and experiences do change, but this is the height restriction run-down:


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THE MAGIC KINGDOM HAS 6 HEIGHT RESTRICTED ATTRACTIONS

  • The Barnstormer – Guests must be 35 inches (89 centimeters) or taller
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – Guests must be 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Guests must be 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller
  • Space Mountain – Guests must be 44 inches (113 centimeters) or taller
  • Splash Mountain – Guests must be 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Tomorrowland Speedway – Guests must be 32 inches (82 centimeters) or taller

EPCOT HAS 3 HEIGHT RESTRICTED ATTRACTIONS

  • Mission: SPACE – Guests must be 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Soarin’ Around the World – Guests must be 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Test Track – Guests must be 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS HAS 5 HEIGHT RESTRICTED ATTRACTIONS

  • Alien Swirling Saucers – Guests must be 32 inches (81 centimeters) or taller
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – Guests must be 38″ (97 cm) or taller
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller
  • Slinky Dog Dash – Guests must be 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – Guests must be 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – Guests must be 40″ (102 cm) or taller
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ – Guests must be 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM HAS 5 HEIGHT RESTRICTED ATTRACTIONS

  • Avatar Flight of Passage – Guests must be 44 inches (112 centimeters) or taller
  • DINOSAUR – Guests must be 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain – Guests must be 44 inches (113 centimeters) or taller
  • Kali River Rapids – Guests must be 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller
  • Primeval Whirl – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller

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BLIZZARD BEACH

  • Chairlift – Guests must be 32 inches (82 centimeters) or taller
  • Downhill Double Dipper – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller
  • Slush Gusher – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller
  • Summit Plummet – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller
  • Tike’s Peak – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or shorter

TYPHOON LAGOON

  • Bay Slides – Guests must be 60 inches (152 centimeters) or shorter
  • Crush ‘n’ Gusher – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller
  • Humunga Kowabunga – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller
  • Ketchakiddee Creek – Guests must be 48 inches (122 centimeters) or shorter

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5 Things to Know About Height Restrictions

  1. Measure your kids BEFORE your Vacation
  2. Don’t hype experiences that they won’t be able to ride
  3. Cast Members aren’t the enemy – They are following regulations for safety
  4. Don’t make a scene – It won’t get your kids to grow inches immediately
  5. Use Rider-Swap if there are experiences that you want to go on.

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The theme parks in Orlando have created a system that breaks down the safety requirements based on height and not age, and we’ve seen a ton of hilarious (and in-genius) ways to count down the time before your kids are able to go on various attractions. This may include a ruler that you’ve painted onto a door with all the attractions listed on it. Or even, an annual height-off, where you give your kids certificates that say that they’ve “graduated” to being allowed to go on Space Mountain (44″).

We’ve also seen parents create ticket books based on the height limits that their kids are able to go on. Therefore, the kids are excited instead of being disappointed that they aren’t able to go on an attraction like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

Part of the discussions about taking a trip to Disney, involve questions surrounding when you want to introduce your family to various attractions.

Dustin Fuhshttps://www.stepstomagic.com
I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!

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