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by Wishes Diva

As a kid visiting theme parks I can distinctly remember that trip when I was finally tall enough to ride that awesome roller coaster! Millions of kids visit the Walt Disney World Parks each year, and some of them probably have similar memories.

Many attractions across the parks have requirements for the heights of guests for the safety of the riders. I have compiled all of this information in one easy-to-use guide that you can refer to when planning out your vacation in hopes to make it smooth sailing for you and your family!

Height Requirements at WDW

Keep in mind that some of these attractions can also have a spooky factor to them that may keep littles from wanting to ride. The Cast Members at each of these rides have experience in all types of these situations. Never hesitate to ask them for advice!

See below for a guide to each park that details which rides have requirements. At the bottom, you will also find information regarding the water park requirements as well.

Magic Kingdom has so much to offer for fans and guests of every height. There are countless attractions that have no height requirements that can be fun for the whole family. However, some of the larger and faster attractions are the ones that you will find have these restrictions to keep the riders safe.

Height Requirements at WDW

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MAGIC KINGDOM PARK:
Tomorrowland Speedway- 32 inches
-Barnstormer- 35 inches tall to ride
-Seven Dwarfs Mine Train- 38 inches
-Big Thunder Mountain Railroad- 40 inches
-Splash Mountain- 40 inches
-Space Mountain- 44 inches

At Hollywood Studios, there are several new attractions to keep in mind when considering heights of your traveling companions. Besides these attractions Studios has spectacularly themed lands and areas that will keep everyone busy regardless of height!

Slinky Dog Dash car at Hollywood Studios Toy Story Land

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DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS:
-Alien Swirling Saucers- 32 inches
-Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run- 38 inches
-Slinky Dog Dash- 38 inches
-Star Tours- The Adventures Continue- 40 inches
-Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance- 40 inches
-The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror- 40 inches
-Rock’n’Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith- 48 inches

EPCOT has the least attractions with height requirements. This park is also going to go through some major renovations in the coming years so this list could change soon.

EPCOT:
-Mission:SPACE- 40 inches
-Soarin’ Around the World- 40 inches
-Test Track- 40 inches

Favorite Rides at WDW

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Animal Kingdom has just a few attractions with requirements, however, it is a large percentage of the attractions at this park. However, Animal Kingdom does have fantastic shows and walking trails that are fun for every age!

DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM PARK:
-Kali River Rapids- 38 inches
-DINOSAUR- 40 inches
-Avatar Flight of Passage- 44 inches
-Expedition Everest- 44 inches
-Primeval Whirl- 48 inches

Keep in mind that if your trip takes you to either water park there are also height requirements there for certain aspects of the parks. Continue reading for that list!

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DISNEY’S TYPHOON LAGOON WATER PARK:
-Ketchakiddee Creek- 48 inches or shorter
-Bay Slides- 60 inches or shorter
Crush’n’Gusher- 48 inches
-Humunga Kowabunga- 48 inches

DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH WATER PARK:
-Tike’s Peak- 48 inches or shorter
-Chair Lift- 32 inches
-Downhill Double Dipper- 48 inches
-Slush Gusher- 48 inches
-Summit Plummet- 48 inches

Regardless of height, anyone can have fun at each park! But this guide will come in handy to help avoid potential meltdowns from kids who are hoping to ride the “big kid rides” but may not be quite tall enough.

Height Requirements at WDW

I am a 28-year-old living outside of Dayton, OH. I work as a Enrollment Coordinator of a Child Care Center. I am the proud Mom to a handsome little boy and a precious baby girl. When I am not at work, I am reading about Disney or watching Disney movies! I have an obsession with all things Lion King. I love to read and I am an avid soccer fan who follows the USWNT almost religiously!