Heading to Disney World? Taking kids? One of the most important things to know is what the Disney World Height Requirements are for all the different attractions and rides are.
You need to know this information well before you go so you can plan appropriately! The last thing you want to do is get to Disney only to realize your child can’t ride any of the amazing rides you told them about. Knowing what rides have height requirements will help in your planning, securing of fast passes – and probably most important – avoiding disappointment when little Susie finds out she is too short to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train when you are about to get in line.
If you are curious about height requirements we are assuming you have smaller children in your family. We have a whole series of posts to help you navigate Disney World with toddlers and preschool age children.
Is Disney strict with height requirements?
Yes, Disney is strict. They will measure your child each time she is about to get in line. Disney does have Rider Switch which allows you to ride an attraction while another family member waits with your child. The alternate adult is able to skip the line and ride the attraction once the first parent is done!
Lets jump right into the rides at Walt Disney World!
Magic Kingdom Height Requirements
The Magic Kingdom has the most attractions at Walt Disney World. Six of these rides have height requirements:
- Barnstormer (35″)
- Big Thunder (40″)
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (38″)
- Space Mountain (44″)
- Splash Mountain (40″)
- Tomorrowland Speedway (32″ minimum to ride, 54″ minimum to drive)
TRON Lightcycle Power Run will hopefully be opening in 2021 and we understand that it will have a height requirement.
EPCOT Height Requirements
EPCOT has 3 rides that have height requirements:
- Mission: SPACE (green, less intense side) (40″)
- Soarin’ (40″)
- Test Track (40″)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, is also coming to Epcot and is expected to be ready to go by the 50th Anniversary Celebration. We anticipate this having a height requirement.
Check out our Guide to Epcot Attractions for more information on all the attractions you can find here.
Hollywood Studios Height Requirements
Hollywood Studios has the most attractions that have height restrictions. This is definitely something you want to be aware of before heading to this park. Of course, there is plenty to do in Hollywood Studios for the younger ones in your group!
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (48″)
- Star Tours (40″)
- Tower of Terror (40″)
- Slinky Dog Dash (38″)
- Alien Swirling Saucers (32″)
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (40″)
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (38″)
Animal Kingdom Height Requirements
Animal Kingdom is a fantastic place to visit, especially with little kids. In fact, we recommend going to Animal Kingdom on your first day at Disney World if you have toddlers – you can find out why here!
Four rides at Animal Kingdom have height requirements:
- DINOSAUR (40″)
- Expedition Everest (44″)
- Kali River Rapids (38″)
- Avatar Flight of Passage (44″)
Typhoon Lagoon Height Requirements
Here are the height requirements for the bigger water slides at Typhoon Lagoon:
- Bay Slides (60″)
- Crush ‘n’ Gusher (48″)
- Humunga Kowabunga (48″)
Blizzard Beach Height Requirements
Here are the height requirements at Blizzard Beach water park:
- Chair Lift (32″)
- Downhill Double Dipper (48″)
- Slush Gusher (48″)
- Summit Plummet (48″)
Disney Springs Height Requirements
- Marketplace Carousel (42″)
- Marketplace Train Express (48″)
- Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID (48″)
You are now ready to secure those fast passes and get ready to have the time of your life at Disney! This post has everything you need to know about reserving fast passes. Be sure to read it to make the most of your time at Disney!