• On Aug 6, 2019
    Ken from AL 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.

    Taking our 4 year old grand daughter in October. Is currently 38.2" tall. There are several rides that show 40" minimum requirement to ride that she wants to ride. In two months will likely be at least 39". How strict are the height rules?

    Hi Ken.

    This is a great question and I love how thorough you are being with your planning!

    I can tell you from personal experience with my kiddos, the height requirements are strictly enforced. Safety is the primary concern of Cast Members. If your granddaughter isn't quite tall enough, they will not let her into the attraction. My son is on the shorter side. We found some tennis shoes with thick soles and we actually practiced standing up nice and tall. It was a magical day when he was tall enough to experience Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! The thick soles ended up being a bonus because they were super comfortable for him as he walked all over Walt Disney World Resort

    There are height guides outside the entrance to all attractions with height requirements. In most cases, there is a second height guide as you get closer to the attraction.

    As a mama bear, I think I was more disappointed my kiddo couldn't enter an attraction, than he was. So - definitely, put on a happy face and move to the next attraction. There are magical memories waiting to be made!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let me know if you need any other information as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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