EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 4, 2015
    Michelle from MO 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.

    My 4 year old will only be 41" tall he won't be tall enough for the bigger rides are there plenty of other rides for him?

    Hi Michelle, and a big ol' welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    If your little guy has plans for big fun at Walt Disney World, have no fear. At 41 inches tall, there is so much he can do! For example, did you know the height requirement on the super popular Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is only 38 inches? Your little daredevil makes that by a mile! Here are some other attractions he can ride that you may not have thought of:

    • Test Track - 40 inches
    • Soarin' - 40 inches
    • Splash Mountain - 40 inches
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - 40 inches
    • Star Tours - 40 inches
    • The Barnstormer - 35 inches
    • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - Any height
    • Astro Orbiter - Any height (it looks daring because it's high in the sky, but it's more in the style of Dumbo the Flying Elephant)

    That's just the start. You may find that even though he's tall enough, your little guy may not want to ride some of the thrill rides, and that's ok, too. My 5-year-old is a thrill ride skeptic, but Dad is working on him! If you'd still like to ride, you may be able to take advantage of Disney's Rider Switch Service, so you and another adult can take turns riding while the other stays behind with your son.

    There's a great height chart on the Disney Parks Blog that will show you just what rides your son measures up for.

    I hope this helps you plan a big time for your little guy, Michelle. Please stop by and see us again if you have any more questions. Wishing you a magical vacation!

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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