Kids on attraction
  • On Dec 25, 2022
    Tucker from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a son that is 6’6” and 315 lbs. Can he ride at Disney world?

    Hiya Tucker,

    Welcome to planDisney. Oh boy! Pretty soon you will be on your way to The World's Most Magical  Celebration! What a perfect way to kick off the new year. As a mom and wife of tall, muscular and Pooh sized Disney fans, we have a good deal of experience confirming we can comfortably ride an attraction. The good news is Walt Disney World Resort does a great job designing their attractions for Guests of all shapes and sizes.  

    First, Disney World is a great combination of attractions that include both rides and entertainment options. This means that you can enjoy a number of entertainment options in theater settings with plenty of room for Guests to enjoy the stage show or movie. Next, most of the rides are slow moving cars that utilize bench style seating. Additionally, these slower moving attractions do not use individual safety harnesses where you would need to be concerned the harness would not fit around your son. The slower moving attractions may use a safety bar but these are usually adjustable and do not need to be lowered all the way if additional space is needed. My Prince Charming is 6' 9" so he often will sit in a row alone which allows him to stretch his legs out on an angle and he finds this a comfortable way to enjoy the ride. 

    When moving on to the thrill attractions again the cars are typically designed for two people to share a row and though the safety bar does latch on these attractions, we have always found they allow plenty of room for Pooh sized Guests. The only two attractions that my family has expressed some concerns over comfort level are Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Space Mountain utilizes single rider seats, one behind each other, in a low bobsled style car. While the space in the seat has been adequate, we found it hard to bend our long legs into the lower sitting car and uncomfortable. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a car with two seats side by side, however the cars seem to be a little smaller than other rides and again less leg room. Now, we have ridden both of these attractions many times, so our height and size has not prevented us from enjoying the experience. We just find these two rides a little less comfortable than all the other choices. 

    If you would like to do a little more research before your trip, there are a number of blog posts and videos that have been shared by other tall and/or Pooh sized Guests. A quick internet search will provide other Guests' experiences. I also encourage you to speak to the Cast Member outside any ride that you are concerned about. They will be happy to discuss any questions you have on comfort level and seating. If I can help with any further planning questions, please stop back and see me

    Wishing you the most magical vacation, 

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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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