May 21, 2012

Disney World Height Restrictions/Requirements

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Whenever I go looking for Disney World height restrictions (which is more often than I'd like to admit because I have a terrible memory for such things), I usually find them listed first by park and then by size which probably saves room on a page and works if you're only doing one or two parks but for us, it just seems backwards so I thought I'd fix the problem and list out the attraction height requirements how I would want to see them...first by size and then by location.

Keep in mind there are DOZENS of attractions that children and adults of all ages, sizes and thrill tolerances can enjoy so don't let having a child who's small stop you from going if you really want to. Check out some (hopefully) super helpful tips for going to Disney World with an infant or small child HERE. Before we get into it, the big height milestones at Disney are 40, 44 and 48 inches respectively but there are a few attractions that fall above or below those marks.

32 Inches (and above)

Magic Kingdom
Ride (with someone who is over 52 inches) the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway Cars

Blizzard Beach:
Chair Lift

35 Inches (and above)

Magic Kingdom:
Barnstormer with the Great Goofini (formerly Goofy's Barnstormer)

Disney Quest (at Downtown Disney):
Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold (cross between an arcade and a virtual reality experience)

38 Inches (and above)

Animal Kingdom:
Kali River Rapids (children who are just over the 38" requirement will be required to sit a special seat that has both the lap belt and a pull down hard brace for them to hold onto)

40 Inches (and above)

Magic Kingdom:
Splash Mountain
Big Thunder Mountain
Stitch's Great Escape

Test Track

Hollywood Studios:
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Star Tours

Animal Kingdom:

44 Inches (and above)

Magic Kingdom:
Space Mountain

Mission: SPACE

Animal Kingdom:
Expedition Everest

48 Inches (and above)

Hollywood Studios:
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Animal Kingdom:
Primeval Whirl

Blizzard Beach:
Slush Gusher
Summit Plummet
Downhill Double Dipper

Typhoon Lagoon:
Crush 'n' Gusher
Humunga Kowabunga

Disney Quest:
Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam

51 Inches (and above)

Disney Quest:
Buzz Lightyear's Astroblaster
Cyber Space Mountain

52 Inches (and above)

Magic Kingdom:
Drive the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway Cars


Jennifer said...

Awesome organization! Love it!! This is the organization that parents really need!

Bill and I did Sum of All Thrills this last trip, so I got curious and googled it. 48" to ride, but 54" to design a ride that goes upside down.