dlr destinations 03; top of space mountain
  • May 12, 2024
    Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Quick question. I am 5'5 & weigh about 400 lbs, I'm nervous about not fitting in the rides. I'm taking my kids for the first time and would hate to be the odd one out. Would I fit in the rides? What rides should I avoid?

    Hiya friend! Thanks for dropping by planDisney.

    Disneyland Resort is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all its Guests. Everyone, regardless of their shape or size, should be able to enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth. To that end, most Attractions should accommodate you comfortably. I hope this is a relief! No one wants to stress ahead of their awaited visit.

    I do have some additional information for you based on my research, which you can keep in mind as you plan and explore the parks. Most rides currently can accommodate Guests up to 600 lbs. You should be able to ride safely without issue. No one wants to get left behind, and you shouldn't be either! While not everyone in your family may be able to ride together on every ride due to space concerns, you'll be able to get in on the fun too.

    There are a couple of exceptions, including Silly Symphony Swings in Paradise Gardens Park at Disney California Adventure Park, which isn't suitable for larger Guests. Space Mountain in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park can accommodate larger Guests, but you might need to wait for a specific ride vehicle for safety reasons. I think that one would be worth any minimal additional wait! It's a classic, and right now, it features the Hyperspace Mountain overlay for Season of the Force. A can't miss for me.

    With those exceptions in mind, I hope you can happily plan your must-ride list for your arrival. You'll find a map of all the Attractions in the parks on the Disneyland mobile app. Download it ahead of your visit to familiarize yourself with all its features, including scanning into the parks and Lightning Lane Entrances with Disney's Genie+ Service, booking return times with Genie+, mobile ordering food and beverages, mobile checkout for merchandise, checking wait times, and more. It's a real lifesaver for your fun park day!

    If you experience any additional challenges, such as mobility issues like many of us experience at various points in our lives, I encourage you to check out the new Disability Accessibility page, which has great resources, guides, and information for enjoying the parks. I've visited with family who needed some of these resources, and I've visited when I needed a mobility device too, so I can assure you that Disneyland Resort does everything it can to make the park accessible for its Guests.

    Have a magical time!

    Elizabeth
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Meet the Panelist: Elizabeth, Missouri

Hello from St. Louis! I'm Elizabeth, a professor, wife, and mother to two little boys. We love to travel as a family, and Disneyland Resort is the place where we laugh more and make the happiest memories. We've done everything from solo to big multi-generational trips, and I've got the tips and tricks for traveling with little ones to help ensure your experience is truly magical. Learn More About Elizabeth

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