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You Must Be This Tall to Ride...Walt Disney World Edition


Tall enough to ride Slinky Dog Dash!
There are certain milestones in a person's life that everyone looks forward to; when you're old enough to drive a car, when you graduate from high school or college and when you're tall enough to ride Space Mountain. I know I can't be the only person who counts being tall enough to ride Space Mountain as a major milestone! 

Walt Disney World is a vacation destination the whole family will enjoy but there are some attractions that aren't meant for little ones. These attractions have specific height requirements for guests, meaning they must be the specified height in order to experience the attraction. If you're traveling with little ones, it's important to familiarize yourself with the ride height requirements so you know which attractions your little ones can and can't ride, based on their height. 

Magic Kingdom

  • 32 inches - Tomorrowland Speedway (54 inches if they want to drive alone) 
  • 35 inches - The Barnstormer
  • 38 inches - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • 40 inches - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • 40 inches - Splash Mountain*
  • 44 inches - Space Mountain
  • 48 inches - TRON Lightcycle / Run
*Attraction currently closed for reimagining. 

Epcot

  • 40 inches - Mission: SPACE
  • 40 inches - Soarin' Around the World
  • 40 inches - Test Track
  • 42 inches - Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • 32 inches - Alien Swirling Saucers
  • 38 inches - Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • 38 inches - Slinky Dog Dash
  • 40 inches - Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
  • 40 inches - Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • 40 inches - The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • 48 inches - Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
You'll find height requirements posted outside each attraction with a helpful place to check your height.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • 38 inches - Kali River Rapids
  • 40 inches - DINOSAUR
  • 44 inches - Avatar Flight of Passage
  • 44 inches - Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

  • 48 inches - Crush 'n' Gusher
  • 48 inches - Humunga Kowabunga
  • 48 inches or shorter - Ketchakiddee Creek
  • 60 inches or shorter - Bay Slides

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

  • 32 inches - Chairlift
  • 48 inches - Downhill Double Dipper
  • 48 inches - Slush Gusher
  • 48 inches - Summit Plummet
  • 48 inches - Tike's Peak

All other attractions at Walt Disney World are available to guests at any height. Remember, even though your child may be tall enough to ride, the ride might still be too intense or scary for their comfort level. 

Now that I'm tall enough to ride all of the attractions (woo hoo!), I find myself measuring my children and exclaiming "you're tall enough to ride <insert attraction here>!" whenever they hit those various height requirements. 

Do you measure your children based on if they're tall enough to ride a certain attraction at Disney World? Do you have a fond memory of finally being tall enough to ride an attraction? Let us know in the comments. 


Ashley has been a Disney Parks fan from an early age and loves anything vintage Disney. You can email Ashley at ashley@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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