• On Mar 5, 2018
    Maryke from BC 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.

    Hi there, we will be travelling to Disneyland in August 2018. If my son is about 37 inches tall, will he be able to ride on any 40 inch rides if I ride with him? Thanks

    Hi, Maryke! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel and asking your question!

    It is so much fun when your child gets taller and they can start riding different types of attractions. I can clearly remember my daughter's first trip down Splash Mountain when she hit the 40" height mark. For safety reasons, all riders must meet the minimum height requirement to ride any attraction that has this restriction. So, if your child isn't yet 40" tall by the time of your visit to the Disneyland Resort, then he will need to stick to attractions for which he does meet the height requirement.

    For a child that is 37" tall, there are LOTS of attractions available to him! Not only can he experience over 40 attractions that do not have any height requirement at all, but he can ride some of the bigger kid attractions with 32", 35", and 36" height requirements. He will love Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, Autopia, Gadget's Go Coaster, and so many more.

    If you'll be traveling with at least one other adult, you can take advantage of Rider Switch if you want to ride the thrill attractions that your son isn't tall enough to ride yet. With Rider Switch, you and the other adult can take turns watching the child while the other rides an attraction. Once the first person is done riding, the second adult can ride the attraction with minimal wait. 

    I hope this helps clarify things for you. If you have any other questions, please stop by again!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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