Height Restrictions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

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Walt Disney World and Disneyland height restrictions

Before heading to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, one very important thing you need to do is to make sure you take the time to look over the height requirements and restrictions for the various theme park attractions.  Doing this ahead of time will help prevent any potentila meltdowns prior to being at the parks themselves.


Walt Disney World Resort Height Restrictions

Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland Speedway – 32”

The Barnstormer – 35”

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 38”

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 40”

Splash Mountain – 40”

Stitch’s Great Escape! – 40”

Space Mountain – 44”


Soarin’ – 40”

Test Track – 40”

Mission: SPACE Green – 44”

Mission: SPACE Orange – 44”

Hollywood Studios

Star Tours:  The Adventures Continue – 40”

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 40”

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 48”

Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids – 38”


Expedition Everest – 44”

Primeval Whirl – 48”

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Disneyland Resort Height Restrictions


Autopia – 32”

Gadget’s Go Coaster – 35”

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 40”

Hyperspace Mountain – 40”

Splash Mountain – 40”

Star Tours: The Adventure Continue – 40”

Matterhorn Bobsleds – 42”

Indiana Jones Adventure – 46”

Disney California Adventure

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters – 32”

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree – 32”

Tuck and Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies – 36”

Jumpin’ Jellyfish – 40”

Radiator Springs Racers – 40”

Silly Symphony Swings- Tandem – 40”

Soarin’ Around the World – 40”

Goofy’s Sky School – 40”

Grizzly River Run – 42”

California Screamin’ – 48”

Silly Symphony Swings- Single – 48”


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Rider Switch

If you do have children that are unable to ride a specific ride do to height restrictions, take advantage of Disney’s rider swap or rider switch system.  This system is a great way to help everyone enjoy the rides without having to waste time standing in line twice for the same attraction.

What do you need to know:

  1. You can only use this if a child does not meet the height requirement not because they don’t want to ride something
  1. All children and adults who wish to participate must be present in order to obtain a pass
  1. You receive the pass (looks like an old FastPass slip of paper) from the Cast Member at the beginning of the ride queue
  1. One adult and the child will stay back and wait while others ride the ride
  1. When the original group returns from riding, the adult that waited with the child may then take the ride switch pass and up to 1-2 other riders with them to ride
  1. You normally visit the FastPass entrance with the rider switch pass

For further detailed information on how this process works, read Jocelyn’s great blog post Using Disney’s Magical Rider Switch.

What tips do you have for traveling with little ones who may not meet the height restrictions? Share in the comments. 

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