Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Dec 25, 2013
    Dina from KS 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.

    We have a 5 year old and he is 42" tall. Looking for height restrictions on rides?

    Hi Dina,

    Thanks so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  With a 5-year-old who is 42 inches tall, he will make the minimum height requirements for most rides, but there are still a few for which he will not make the minimum height.

    To find out the height requirements for attractions, you can visit the attractions page for Walt Disney World.  From here, use the filters to set the height requirements that your son will not make - so you would select 44 inches or taller and 48 inches or taller (the only categories above 42 inches).  This will give you a list of attractions that your son would not be able to ride at Walt Disney World.  You can also visit the unofficial site and use their search tool to search for "height requirements."  The first link will give you a list of many height requirements, as well as other information about rides, such as those which may be intense for younger children, in case you are interested in that information. 

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Dina.  Have a great time planning your vacation, and please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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