Mom And Son On Run
  • On Aug 1, 2010
    Lisa from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I have a question about Space Mountain. How many people does the ride hold per car (spaceship)? Also I have a 6 year old and she is really daring she wants to do the big rides. She's 44 inches. What rides would be right for her in the theme parks??

    Hi Lisa,

    The Space Mountain cars fit 3 people per car.  You're seated right behind each other but in your own, separate seats -- if that makes any sense. 

    As for your little dare devil, have no fear.  Forty inches is the magical number for many of the more daring attractions at Walt Disney World.  Here are a few suggestions for your thrill seeker:

    Magic Kingdom - Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain.  The height requirement for Space Mountain is 44", so she should be able to conquer that mountain as well.
    Epcot - Test Track and Soarin'.  You need to be 44" tall to ride Mission: SPACE, so she might want to try that too.
    Hollywood Studios - Tower of Terror
    Animal Kingdom - Kali River Rapids and DINOSAUR.  Again, 44" is the magic number for Expedition Everest.

    If she's truly 44", she should be all set to ride just about every attraction in all of the parks.  The only ones she'll definitely be to short for still are Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Primeval Whirl.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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