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Families save up for years for a trip to Walt Disney World Resort. It’s hard to beat the excitement of stepping into that park. Both magical and steeped with history, Walt Disney World is also filled with long lines under the hot, humid Florida skies. The last thing you want is to try to queue up for something and be turned away because your child isn’t tall enough to get on an attraction. Before you go, review these ride height requirements for Walt Disney World to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible!

Height Requirements at Magic Kingdom

The most classic and iconic park at Walt Disney Resort, so many parents cherish their kids’ first rides on Space Mountain and Splash Mountain. Unfortunately, most toddlers won’t be able to get on either of those rides, and if they meet the height requirements, they may still need a companion. 

Review these height requirements to avoid disappointment and meltdowns before planning your day in the Magic Kingdom.

35 inches (89cm) or Taller:

  • Goofy’s Barnstormer – Minimum age requirement of 3 years old. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

38 inches (97cm) or Taller:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

40 inches (102cm) or Taller:

  • Splash Mountain – Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad –  Minimum age requirement of 3 years old. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

44 inches (113cm) or Taller:

  • Space Mountain – Minimum age requirement of 3 years old. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

52 inches (132cm) or Taller:

  • Tomorrowland Speedway – Height requirement is to ride alone. Any child can ride when accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

No Height Requirements (Under 7 Must Be Accompanied by Supervising Companion 14 years or older):

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
  • Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney World Railroad
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

Height Requirements at Epcot

There are so many great things about Epcot, from the rides and scenery to annual events like the Food and Wine Festival. Unlike the Magic Kingdom, though, there isn’t a lot for very small children, so before you and your family head to this park, be sure to get familiar with the ride height requirements.

40 inches (102cm) or Taller:

  • Test Track
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Mission: SPACE

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

No Height Requirements (Under 7 Must Be Accompanied by Supervising Companion (14 years or older):

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
  • Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Spaceship Earth

Height Requirements at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You’ll find the most intense rides at Walt Disney World in Hollywood Studios. Thrillseekers who want a bigger experience than the Snow White Mine Train will want to hop on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, but even if your tween or teen seems mature enough, you’ll want to make sure they meet the height requirements.

32 inches (81cm) or Taller:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

38 inches (97cm) or Taller:

  • Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

40 inches (102cm) or Taller:

  • Star Tours
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

48 inches (122cm) or Taller:

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

Height Requirements at Animal Kingdom

Any Avatar fans in your group? If so, you’ll love Animal Kingdom. The most natural landscape and park at Walt Disney World, you’ll almost feel like you spent the day in the jungle. While there are some good options for families, the best known attractions may have height requirements that are too high for younger toddlers.

38 inches (97cm) or Taller:

  • Kali River Rapids

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

40 inches (102cm) or Taller:

  • DINOSAUR

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

44 inches (113cm) or Taller:

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

48 inches (122cm) or Taller:

  • Primeval Whirl

Children under 7 must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion (14 years or older).

No Height Requirements (Under 7 Must Be Accompanied by Supervising Companion (14 years or older):

  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Na’vi River Journey
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Wildlife Express Train

While your children may not be able to ride everything on their wish list, you’ll still find plenty to see and do at Walt Disney World Resort. Learn about ride height requirements ahead of time and set the expectations to avoid heartbreak and disappointment at the parks. This extra step can go a long way to ensuring your visit is the happiest it can be!

For a list of all attraction requirements and accommodations, please see the Walt Disney World Ride Restrictions.

Walt Disney World Resort Ride Height Requirements