Mom And Son riding Radiator Springs Racers
  • On Oct 26, 2023
    Christine from Pampanga Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, thank you for answering my questions! What rides in DCA and Disneyland can a small 5 year old ride on?

    Hello again, Christine!

    It is a pleasure to answer your questions. As fellow Disney Parks Guests like you, my planDisney pals and I are always excited to share what we have learned from years of experience visiting the Disneyland Resort and other Disney destinations.

    If you open the map screen of the Disneyland mobile app and select “Attractions” from the drop-down menu, you may tap “Filters” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to select from many different options to narrow the list of attractions that may or may not be suitable for your little Mouseketeer. For example, if they may feel uncomfortable in dark spaces, the “Dark” filter will show you which attractions may have portions that have little or no light so you can better decide if those attractions are appropriate for your child. Some sections of the filters list may have additional filters that can be displayed by tapping “+ More options” for each section.

    You may also select from various filters for minimum height, anywhere from 32” (81 cm) to 48” (122 cm). For example, if you select the 48” (122 cm) filter, you will only see attractions that require Guests to be at least that tall to ride. You may select multiple filters that apply to your situation. If you select “Any Height,” you will see the list of attractions that don’t have a minimum height at all. Even infants may ride those attractions. So if your child is approximately 40” (102 cm) tall, you could select the 32”, 35”, 38”, 40”, and Any Height filters to display all of the attractions for which that child is tall enough to ride. Filter settings may also be applied to the attractions list online. There is also a list of all attractions with a minimum height requirement for your convenience.

    Tony’s Tip: If a member of your party doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to experience a given attraction, or if they don’t feel comfortable doing so, you may ask the Cast Members at the attraction about the Rider Switch Service. This service allows you to split your party into two groups that may take turns riding an attraction so that the Guests who may not be riding will have someone to remain with them the whole time. The second group will be able to ride with minimal wait time.

    It’s exciting when a child is enough of a “big kid” to ride some of the more thrilling rides. But if they don’t happen to measure up to the minimum requirements for a given attraction, you might remind them that it’s OK with you if they never grow up!

    I hope you and your family have a most magical time at the Disneyland Resort, Christine!
    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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