Walt Disney World Height Requirements - Alien Swirling Saucers

The majority of attractions at Walt Disney World can be enjoyed by guests of any age or height, making it an ideal destination for families with children of various ages. However, a few attractions at the park need visitors to be at least a particular height to enjoy. These rules and regulations are in place to protect the well-being of each guest.

Theme Park Height Requirements

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Magic Kingdom Height Requirements

MK Fantasyland

Step into the enchanting world of Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park, where dreams come true and cherished characters come to life. Before you embark on an unforgettable journey through this iconic wonderland, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the height requirements for the park’s attractions. Disney’s Magic Kingdom offers a delightful mix of experiences suitable for guests of all ages, and each ride has specific height requirements to ensure safety and maximum enjoyment. Whether little ones can’t wait to fly high with Dumbo the Flying Elephant or join the swashbuckling adventure of Pirates of the Caribbean, or older kids and adults seek the thrills of Space Mountain, or the whimsy of It’s a Small World, there’s a magical adventure for everyone. Make cherished memories with your family and friends at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Theme Park!

Magic Kingdom attractions with height requirements

  • The Barnstormer – Guests must be 35 inches (89 cm) or taller
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 40″ (102 cm) or taller
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 38″ (97 cm) or taller
  • Space Mountain – 44″ (113 cm) or taller
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure – 40″ (102cm) or taller
  • Tomorrowland Speedway – 32″ (82 cm) or taller
  • TRON Lightcycle – 48″ (122 cm) or taller

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Height Requirements

Runaway Railway

Discover the magic of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park, a captivating theme park where movie-inspired adventures come to life. Before you immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, it’s important to be aware of the height requirements for the various attractions. Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers an array of experiences suitable for guests of all ages, and each ride has specific height restrictions to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. From family-friendly favorites like Toy Story Land, where little ones can join Woody and Buzz on exciting escapades, to the adrenaline-pumping excitement of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Embrace the magic of the movies and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions with height requirements

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

EPCOT Height Requirements

EPCOT Spaceship Earth

EPCOT, one of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World, offers a variety of attractions for visitors of all ages. When it comes to height requirements, EPCOT has a four attractions that have specific restrictions. The thrilling Test Track ride requires guests to be at least 40 inches (102 cm) tall to ride. However, the rest of the attractions in EPCOT, including popular rides like Soarin’ Around the World and Spaceship Earth, do not have any height requirements, making them accessible to guests of all heights. EPCOT ensures that there are plenty of experiences for everyone to enjoy.

Epcot attractions with height requirements

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Guests must be 42 inches (107 cm) or taller
  • Mission: SPACE – 40″ (102 cm) or taller
  • Soarin’ Around the World – 40″ (102 cm) or taller
  • Test Track – 40″ (102 cm) or taller

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Height Requirements

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Preschool Guest

Explore the enchanting world of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, where unforgettable adventures await guests of all ages. Before embarking on thrilling rides and magical attractions, it’s essential to be aware of height requirements to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, each attraction has specific height requirements, ranging from gentle rides suitable for little ones to heart-pounding adventures for the more daring. Plan your visit accordingly and create lasting memories with your loved ones. From the wonders of Pandora – The World of Avatar to the splendor of Expedition Everest, there’s something for everyone at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom attractions with height requirements

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

Water Park Height Requirements

Walt Disney World’s water parks offer an oasis of aquatic fun and excitement, where guests can plunge into thrilling water slides, relax in lazy rivers, and enjoy a splash-tastic experience for the whole family

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Typhoon Lagoon - Castaway Creek

Typhoon Lagoon – Castaway Creek

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park promises a splashing good time with its tropical-themed attractions and refreshing water adventures. Before diving into the watery excitement, it’s essential to know the height requirements for the various water attractions. At Typhoon Lagoon, guests of all ages can enjoy a wide range of experiences, from gentle slides and play areas perfect for little ones to exhilarating water coasters for thrill-seekers. Each water ride has specific height requirements to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone. Whether kids want to explore Ketchakiddee Creek or the family wants to conquer the towering waves at the Surf Pool, there’s something for everyone. Get ready for a fun-filled day of aquatic adventures at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park!

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

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Blizzard Beach Tike’s Peak

Blizzard Beach Tike’s Peak

Immerse yourself in the frosty fun of Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, where a wintry paradise awaits with thrilling water attractions and cool adventures. Before you embark on a splashtastic journey through this winter wonderland, it’s important to know the height requirements for the various water attractions. Disney’s Blizzard Beach offers a delightful mix of experiences for guests of all ages, ranging from gentle play areas for little ones to adrenaline-pumping water slides for the more adventurous. Whether you’re floating along the lazy river in Cross Country Creek or braving the slopes of Summit Plummet, each ride has specific height guidelines to ensure safety and enjoyment. Prepare for a frozen flurry of excitement and create magical memories at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park!

  • 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

Rider Switch at Walt Disney World

If a child does not meet the minimum height requirement, Disney has a program available so that your party won’t have to wait in the regular line twice.  The rider switch or rider swap program allows an adult to wait with the non-rider while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction.   After the party experiences the attraction, the waiting adult can board the attraction without waiting in the regular line again.  This program is available at select attractions.

To Use Rider Switch:

1. Ask a Cast Member if Rider Switch is offered at that attraction.

2. One adult member of your party and the Guests who are not experiencing the attraction are asked to wait in a designated and given a Ride Switch pass.

3. The rest of your party rides the attraction.

4. After riding the attraction, the guests return to supervise the non-riding guests. The adult who waited provided the Cast Member with the Rider Switch pass.

5. That adult boards the attraction without waiting in the regular line.

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