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  • On Apr 20, 2009
    Ashley from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My son (4) is 42 inches tall. If we go to Disney with his cousins, will he be able to ride the rides?

    A 42" child will be able to go on many, but not all, of the rides at WDW. If you go to the Little Ones planning section of the WDW website, found HERE, you'll see on the right a link to a downloadable PDF called Attraction Height Requirements. Any ride NOT listed on this PDF has no height requirement and may be enjoyed by anyone.

    Your son can also go on the following rides for which there is a height requirement lower than 42":

    The Barnstormer at the Magic Kingdom
    Splash Mountain at the MK
    Big Thunder Mountain at the MK
    Stitch's Great Escape at the MK
    Test Track at Epcot
    Soarin' at Epcot
    Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Star Tours at DHS
    Dinosaur at the Animal Kingdom
    Kali River Rapids at the AK

    Overall, out of the MANY dozens of activities at WDW, I see only five rides in all of the Disney theme parks that your son would be too short to ride. This would definitely not be enough to keep me away from WDW.

    Good luck with your planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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