If you’re planning a trip to a theme park, make sure they meet the ride height requirements for the attractions. If you’re visiting with kids, you don’t want them leaving heartbroken. The last thing you want is a disappointed child on your family vacation. You’re investing a lot of time and money, so plan ahead.
For your next Disney vacation, read the following ride height requirements:
Disneyland and California Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort
For your next trip to Universal Studios, read the following ride height requirements:
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Orlando Resort
We’ve seen people trying to find ways to make their child “taller” so they can get on rides. Please don’t do that. It’s a really bad idea and it sets the wrong example for your kids. It’s not worth risking your child’s safety for a few minutes of fun. Your child can be seriously injured or worse if you ignore the guidelines.
Also, as a tip, even if you know how tall your child is, they make not meet the standards. Unfortunately, the measuring devices at amusement parks aren’t always that accurate and may be different from one ride to another in the same park!
Have a conversation with your child before your vacation. Explain to them that there might be rides they can’t get on during this trip. Set the expectation and come up with alternatives if your original plans don’t work out. Just don’t argue with the ride operators — they’re just trying to keep your family safe!