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  • On Mar 19, 2011
    Terry from IL 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.

    Height Restrictions. My son is 46 inches can someone please tell me in advance what rides he can not go on?, example Aerosmith Rock in Roller coaster. Kind Regards,

    Hi Terry,

    Love that you are checking into height requirements for your son before your visit.  This is a great way to avoid disappointment once you reach the park if there is something he isn't tall enough to ride.

    You can find a list of the attractions with height requirements by visiting the Traveling with Little Ones section on the Disney World Website. There you will find a PDF file on the right side of that page that lists attractions at all 4 of the theme park that have height requirements.

    Here are the attractions that have height requirements greater than 46 inches:

    • Tomorrowland Indy Speedway at Magic Kingdom - only 32" to ride but minimum 52" to ride alone
    • Rock-n-Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney's Hollywood Studios - 48"
    • Primeval Whirl at Disney's Animal Kingdom - 48"
    You know your son better than anyone, but keep in mind that just because an attraction doesn't have a height requirement or a child meets the height requirement, doesn't mean that every child should ride it. Haunted Mansion is a great example of this - there is no height requirement but its dark and once you're on, there is no great way to get off of this 7 minute and 30 second ride.  Space Mountain is another great example. It has a minimum height requirement of 44 inches but its a roller coaster in the dark (very dark) and there is no way off once the ride begins. The seating for this attraction is in separate seats which are in a line so it would be difficult for you to put your arms around him if he became frightened.

    Let me know if you have any questions about any specific attractions - I'm super happy to assist you. Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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