• On Nov 6, 2017
    Kaci from GA 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.

    Greetings!....I was hoping you might be able to tell me what is the typical height requirement for most of the rides? Thanks in advance!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kaci! This is a great question for extended families; when you and your partner are visiting with nieces and nephews, you’ll be surprised how many rides are perfect for the whole gang. 

    Most of the attractions in Magic Kingdom, as well as a handful in Epcot have no height requirement. I was able to take my infant on Small World, Peter Pan’s Flight, Journey of the Little Mermaid and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin with no issues. Rides such as Goofy’s Barnstormer and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, however you must be 35-38” tall to ride, which is the approximate height range of a preschooler, which makes a “Kindermoon” a great time for a first Walt Disney World Resort vacation. In turn, I like to think of 40” being another one of the height tiers to ride many Disney rides, such as Tower of Terror and Star Tours, and 48” being the tallest tier for daring rides like Primeval Whirl (don’t eat anything before you brave this twirler!) and Aerosmith’s Rock 'n’ Roller Coaster! Now, if you have a super tall member of your family, like my well over 6’ brother, you may want to think twice about snug rides like Astro Orbiter. The rockets appear to seat two, but tall guest will want to ride solo for extra leg room!

    If you have more questions about planning your next trip (I know you would have a BLAST during Food & Wine Festival) please let me know. I’m hEAR to help you choose a Resort and more! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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