Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 2, 2012
    Cheryl from PA 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.

    What is the height requirement for Kali River Rapids? This site says 38 inches and others say 40 or even 42. Which is correct. My daughter is 37 inches and has been looking forward to riding this come Oct. She should be at least 38. How stricted are they?

    Hi there, Cheryl!

    As you pointed out, the official Disney Parks Web site lists the height requirement for Kali Rover Rapids at 38". That's the most accurate point of information, of course; while many fan sites exist that provide a wealth of incredible information, your most trustworthy source would have to be anything that comes directly from Disney itself

    The confusion might be in that children who are on the lower end of the height requirement - say, 38" - 42" - will receive a wristband to identify them as needing to ride in the specially-scaled child seats provided. These seats have adjusted safety mechanisms that are specifically engineered to ensure the well-being of the shorter rider.

    To be sure, you might want to print out a copy of the page from the site. This way, of any questions arise on the day you visit Disney's Animal Kingdom, you cam pull out your paper and indicate that you have it right from the mouse's mouth!

    Have a wonderful trip!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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