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  • On Sep 14, 2014
    Jacquelyn from IN 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.

    Does Disney measure each child at the attraction itself or is there height stations where they can get a bracelet for all day? My daughter is 39.5 inches, how strict are they on height?

    Hi Jacquelyn,

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. It is a very exciting day when the little ones are finally tall enough to enjoy the attraction with us, isn't it? Walt Disney World takes height requirements very seriously for safety reasons. You'll find a height measurement at the front of the attraction and often times again as you queue up to step onto the ride. A great way to plan your visit is to filter your Walt Disney World attraction search by "height." You'll find many attractions do not require a minimum height, and this search will also prepare you for the attractions that do require a specific height.

    Keep in mind, Rider Swap will allow members of your party to "swap" if li'l Mouseketeers are too small to ride. A member of your travel party will wait back with your little one while the rest of the party rides. The Cast Member will then allow your group to swap adults, where the initial adult waiting back can now enjoy the ride while the other adult waits with your child. Ask any Cast Member about this option and they'll assist you at the front of the attraction.

    Let me know if you have any further questions, Jacquelyn. We're delighted to help!

    Best wishes,

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