Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday's Tip: Walt Disney World Ride Height Requirements

So many families spend valuable time planning their vacations to Walt Disney World, only to fail to look at height restrictions.  They build up their trip to their kids and when they arrive, they realize their child is too short to ride the ONE ride they have been excited about.

To keep this from happening to you and your family, know your child's height(s) and familiarize yourself with the height restrictions below.  To make things easier, head to WDWInfo and use their height calculator to plug in your child's height and get a list of attractions your child is still too short to experience.

Magic Kingdom

  • Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm 35"
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 40"
  • Space Mountain 44"
  • Splash Mountain 40"
  • Tomorrowland Speedway 32" to ride, 52" to drive
  • Stitch's Great Escape 40"
  • Mission: SPACE 44"
  • Soarin' 40"
  • Test Track 40"
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Rock N Roller Coaster 48"
  • Star Tours 40"
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 40"
  • American Idol Experience- must be 14 years or older to compete
Animal Kingdom
  • Dinosaur 40"
  • Kali River Rapids 38"
  • Expedition Everest 44"
  • Primeval Whirl 48"
Blizzard Beach
  • Summit Plummet 48"
  • Chair Lift 32"
  • Downhill Double Dipper 48"
  • Slush Gusher 48"
  • Tike's Pike- over 48" must be accompanied by a child
Typhoon Lagoon
  • Crush 'n' Gusher 48"
  • Humunga Kowabunga 48"
  • Surf Lessons- ages 8 and up (additional fee)
  • Ketchakiddee Creek- over 48" must be accompanied by a child!
  • Bay Slides- 60 inches or shorter
Love Our Disney


  1. Our littlest one was 44" for our last trip and she enjoyed every ride she could! My two older ones who have been tall enough for years and too scared to experience them!

  2. Great info Beth! I am sure this is overlooked by parents so much. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Great info Beth! Very helpful to parents of little ones!

  4. This last trip Little Man was 39". It was sooo frustrating. But we can't wait until next trip when a whole new world opens up for him.

  5. What a great thought, Beth! I take it for granted now that all of my kids are tall enough to ride. :)

  6. Our son was so excited when he was finally off the charts for all the rides. Great idea pulling these all together.

  7. Thank you for linking up at Travel Tip Thursday. Your post was featured this week. Hope you will come link up again!