• On Apr 19, 2018
    Darin from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going to WDW may 30 and my daughter is 39.25 inches tall and 40.5 inches tall with her shoes on. Will she be able to ride the 40 inch rides at WDW? Thank you.

    Hi Darin!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I'm excited to hear you have a Walt Disney World Resort vacation right around the corner!

    I remember the days when my girls were little, wishing they were just a little bit taller so they would meet the height requirements for the Walt Disney World Resort attractions they were excited to experience. Luckily, for my thrill-seeking youngest child, she grew like a weed and was soon riding all the "big" rides throughout the parks!

    It sounds like your little one is cutting it close to the 40-inch mark for many of the theme park attractions. While most rides and attractions (100+) are "any height", there are a few in each park with height restrictions. To see which rides have height requirements, simply visit the Walt Disney World Attractions and Rides page and use the drop-down menu under "Height" to filter your results.

    If your daughter is 40" tall with her shoes on, she should be able to ride the attractions with a 40" height requirement, as they won't ask her to remove her shoes when they measure her at the entrance. My advice would be to check her height measurement with a Cast Member before entering the queue for any rides with a height restriction, to make sure she's tall enough to safely experience the attraction. It's never fun to get turned away at a checkpoint farther down the ride queue, after waiting in line. 

    My fingers are crossed that the pixie-dust (or a growth spurt) falls your way, and your daughter will be able to experience all the attractions she has her heart set on. Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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