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  • On Apr 14, 2015
    Adrea from CT 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 daredevil daughter will be 6yo going on 7 at the time of her first trip to Disney World. My worry is that she is very small for her age, and I am wondering if she would be able to ride a lot of the rides? Is there a usual height restriction for rides?

    Hello, Andrea! Most of the rides at the Walt Disney World Resort are appropriate for the entire family, but some rides have height restrictions that you should familiarize yourself with as you start planning your adventure. I've included a list of the current height recommendations for those rides to help you with your planning.

    At Magic Kingdom Park, Guests must be:
    • 32" or taller to ride Tomorrowland Speedway
    • 35"+ to ride The Barnstormer
    • 38"+ to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
    • 40"+ to ride Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Stitch's Great Escape
    • 44"+ to ride Space Mountain

    At Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Guests must be:

    • 38"+ to ride Kali River Rapids
    • 40"+ to ride DINOSAUR
    • 44"+ to ride Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
    • 48"+ to ride Primeval Whirl

    At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Guests must be:

    • 40"+ to ride Star Tours - The Adventures Continue and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
    • 48"+ to ride Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

    At Epcot, Guests must be:

    • 40"+ to ride Soarin' and Test Track

    All other rides and attractions are available for Guests of any height. 

    I'm sure that you and your daughter will find lots of fun and exciting rides to experience on your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. If you have any other questions, please feel free to write back in to the Moms Panel. We'd love to hEAR from you, Andrea!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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