Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 19, 2012
    Lara from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My cousin is a little person. Will he be able to go on roller coasters? He's not a kid.

    Hi, Lara!  The regulations with regard to height restrictions do not take into consideration the age of the guest.  The height restriction is in place because of the design of the restraint systems used on the attractions.  In order for them to properly function, the person using them must be at least a specific height.

    Don't let that discourage you from going!  There is plenty to see and do at Walt Disney World without doing some of the bigger "roller coaster" type attractions!  Take it from me, one of the world's biggest ride weenies, I always find something to do if it means I don't have to ride Space Mountain!  With all of the other shows, parades, and attractions, there is bound to be something you'll enjoy doing that doesn't involve a height restriction.  

    There is a chart at that lets you put in your height, and it will give you a list of attractions that have restrictions for your particular height.  You could plug your cousins's height into the box and get a full list of things he won't be able to do - and that will give you a better picture of all the things you WILL be able to do!

    I hope you have an absolutely magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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