What are the Height Requirements at Walt Disney World?

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Walt Disney World requires strict safety measures to keep the fun going for everyone and some rides and attractions have minimum and maximum height requirements.

Several rides and attractions require a minimum height between 32 inches and 48 inches (81 to 122 centimeters) in order to ride the ride. Additionally, there are maximum height requirements for some of the slides at Disney’s water parks.

There is no one-size-fits-all for Disney’s for rides and attractions, height requirements will vary by attraction.

What Are the Height Requirements for Attractions at Walt Disney World?

In total, the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando has 6 parks– 4 theme parks and 2 water parks. The parks boast a combined total of almost 200 experiences, most of which are open for guests of all heights.

Here is the breakdown:

  • Magic Kingdom: 38 attractions
  • Epcot: 42 attractions
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 21 attractions
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 19 attractions
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park: 12 attractions
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park: 16 attractions

At 48 inches (122 centimeters), guests can enjoy every single ride and attraction at Disney’s parks. However, guests whose height falls between 44 inches (112 centimeters) and 47.9 inches are barred from 9 attractions, most of which are attractions are in Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

If your height falls in the 40- to 44-inch bracket, then you won’t be allowed on a total of 12 attractions.

38- to 40-inches aren’t allowed on 22 attractions

35- to 38-inches aren’t allowed on 26 attractions

32 to 35-inches aren’t allowed on 27 attractions.

Guests who are below 32 inches aren’t allowed on 30 attractions.

Rider height # of rides you can’t ride
40- to 44-inches 12 attractions
38- to 40-inches 22 attractions
35- to 38-inches 26 attractions
32 to 35-inches 27 attractions
Below 32 inches 30 attractions

For those guests who are shorter the 32-inches yet (81 centimeters) can still enjoy up to 69 attractions that are open for guests of any height!

And you’ll find most of it at Magic Kingdom where a whopping 28 sights and attractions don’t have height requirements.

To keep things safe for the little ones, if your child is taller than 48 inches then they won’t be allowed entry to Ketchakiddee Creek at Typhoon Lagoon or Tike’s Peak at Blizzard Beach.

The same goes for adults who are taller than 48 inches. Similarly, any guest who is 60 inches or taller can’t enjoy Typhoon Lagoon’s Bay Slides – it’s for the littles!

Disney World Experiences And Attractions That Don’t Have Height Requirements

What attractions & rides are available to guests of any height at Walt Disney World? Well, a total of 72 Disney attractions are available to guests of any height. Here’s a lowdown based on each park:

Magic Kingdom Park

  • A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas
  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Carousel of Progress
  • Casey Jr. Splash N’ Soak Station
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Walt Disney World Railroad

Epcot

  • Advanced Training Lab
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • The American Adventure
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
  • Impressions de France
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana
  • Living with the Land
  • O Canada!
  • Reflections of China
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Vacation Fun – An Original Animated Short with Mickey & Minnie

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

  • Affection Section
  • The Boneyard
  • Conservation Station
  • Discovery Island Trails
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • Tree of Life
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Wildlife Express Train

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Bay Slides (for guests 60 inches or shorter)
  • Castaway Creek
  • Gangplank Falls
  • Keelhaul Falls
  • Mayday Falls
  • Miss Adventure Falls
  • Storm Slides
  • Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Cross Country Creek
  • Melt-Away Bay
  • Runoff Rapids
  • Ski Patrol Training Camp
  • Snow Stormers
  • Teamboat Springs
  • Tike’s Peak (for guests 48 inches or shorter)
  • Toboggan Racers

Disney World Height Requirements For Various Theme Parks

As you would expect, any attraction that doesn’t appear on the list above has a strict height requirement. Here is a list of minimum and maximum heights in Disney’s various parks:

Disney World Height Requirements For magic Kingdom

  • The Barnstormer: requires a minimum height of 35 inches (89 centimeters)
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: minimum height of 38 inches (97 centimeters)
  • Space Mountain: minimum height of 44 inches (113 centimeters)
  • Splash Mountain: minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)
  • Tomorrowland Speedway: minimum height of 32 inches (82 centimeters)

Disney World Height Requirements For Epcot

  • Mission: SPACE: minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)
  • Soarin’ Around the World: minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)
  • Test Track: minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)

Disney World Height Requirements For Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers – minimum height of 32 inches (81 centimeters)
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – minimum height of 38 inches (97 centimeters)
  • Rock n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – minimum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)
  • Slinky Dog Dash – minimum height of 38 inches (97 centimeters)
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue – minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)

Disney World Height Requirements For Animal Kingdom

  • Avatar Flight of Passage – minimum height of 44 inches (112 centimeters)
  • DINOSAUR – minimum height of 40 inches (102 centimeters)
  • Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain – minimum height of 44 inches (113 centimeters)
  • Kali River Rapids – minimum height of 38 inches (97 centimeters)
  • Primeval Whirl – minimum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)

Disney World Height Requirements For Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • Bay Slides – maximum height of 60 inches (152 centimeters)
  • Crush n’ Gusher – minimum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)
  • Humunga Kowabunga – minimum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)
  • Ketchakiddee Creek – maximum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)

Disney World Height Requirements For blizzard Beach Water Park

  • Chairlift – minimum height of 32 inches (82 centimeters)
  • Downhill Double Dipper – minimum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)
  • Slush Gusher – minimum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)
  • Summit Plummet – minimum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)
  • Tike’s Peak – maximum height of 48 inches (122 centimeters)

How Strict Is Disney On Height Requirements?

Walt Disney World is very strict on height requirements. Guests are not given wristbands or hand stamps. Instead, they are measured every time before being allowed entry to an attraction or ride.

In fact, Disney Cast Members are so strict with height requirements that they will measure adults who appear close to the minimum height. This mostly applies to people of short statue. Even if you’re a full-grown adult but don’t meet the minimum height, you won’t be allowed entry.

The most important reason for this strictness is safety. Allowing guests who do not meet minimum requirements on some rides and attractions would pose a safety risk; not just to the guest, but to other guests as well.

Therefore, expect your child to be measured at the front of each ride or attraction. That applies even if you measured the child at home and are sure of their height.

There’s usually a measuring bracket at the front of attractions that have height limits. A Disney Cast Member will request your little one to step over the bracket with their back flat against it while facing forward. The bracket has a marked minimum that you can clearly see.

Oftentimes you will find a second measuring location inside the queue where other cast members will double-check height measurements.

What To Do If Your Child Is Not Tall Enough for a Ride

If your child (or pretty much any member of your group) is not tall enough for a ride or attraction, you can use Disney World’s Rider Switch. This pass allows one adult to wait with the non-rider(s) as the others enjoy the attraction.

When they return, they can take over supervision of the non-rider and let the waiting guest enjoy their turn without having to wait in line. This is an excellent option if your group has at least one guest who doesn’t meet Disney World height requirements and at least two who do.