Looking for straight-forward Disney Ride Heights? Here’s the 2022 Walt Disney World Height Requirements for rides to make your Disney vacation planning a little easier.

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One of the important things you’ll want to know before you go to Walt Disney World theme parks are the Disney ride heights. Certain rides at Disney parks have height requirements to keep guests safe.

Walt Disney World has both rides and attractions. Attractions and shows do not have height requirements, so if you plan to visit the Swiss Family Tree House or the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor (and I HIGHLY suggest that you do!) you don’t need to worry about height requirements.

For the purposes of this article on ride height requirements, I only included the rides in this list. Disney has TONS of shows and other attractions including play areas like The Boneyard, Tom Sawyer’s Island, and more but to keep things simple, I only put the actual rides on this list.

Alright! Let’s dive in and look at the Disney Ride Heights at each park!

Magic Kingdom Park Ride Heights

Epcot Ride Height Requirements

  • Frozen Ever After – Any height
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros – Any height
  • Journey Into Imagination With Figment – Any height
  • Living with the Land – Any height
  • Mission: SPACE – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – Any height
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends – Any height
  • Soarin’ Around the World – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Spaceship Earth – Any height
  • Test Track – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Ride Heights

  • Alien Swirling Saucers – 32 inches (81 centimeters) or taller
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Any height
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – 38 inches (97 cm) or taller
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller
  • Slinky Dog Dash – 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller
  • Star Tours – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – 40 inches (102 cm) or taller
  • Toy Story Mania! – Any height
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Ride Height Requirements

  • Avatar Flight of Passage – 44 inches (112 centimeters) or taller
  • DINOSAUR – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Expedition Everest  – 44 inches (113 centimeters) or taller
  • Kali River Rapids – 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris – Any height
  • Na’vi River Journey – Any height
  • TriceraTop Spin – Any height
  • Wildlife Express Train – Any height

Alright! That’s all of the Disney theme parks rides (not including attractions, shows, and play areas)! Want to break it down even more and cut out the noise? Here’s the…

Disney Ride Height Requirements for all 4 Parks - an infographic of the ride heights at Walt Disney World including:  32 Inches or Taller:  Tomorrowland Speedway, Alien Swirling Saucers,
The Barnstormer  38 Inches or Taller: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run 
Slinky Dog Dash 
Kali River Rapids 40 Inches or Taller: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 
Splash Mountain  
Mission: SPACE 
Soarin’ Around the World 
Test Track 
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue 
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance 
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 
DINOSAUR 44 Inches or 
Taller: Avatar Flight of Passage 
Expedition Everest 
Space Mountain  48 Inches or 
Taller: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Rides by Height Requirements

To simplify this further, I’ve organized the rides by height requirements. Any ride not listed here falls within the “anyone can ride” or “no height minimums” category.

32 Inches or Taller

  • Tomorrowland Speedway – 32 inches (81 centimeters) or taller
  • Alien Swirling Saucers – 32 inches (81 centimeters) or taller
  • The Barnstormer – 35 inches (89 centimeters) or taller

38 Inches or Taller

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller
  • Slinky Dog Dash – 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller
  • Kali River Rapids – 38 inches (97 centimeters) or taller

40 Inches or Taller

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Splash Mountain – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Mission: SPACE – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Soarin’ Around the World – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Test Track – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller
  • DINOSAUR – 40 inches (102 centimeters) or taller

44 Inches or Taller

  • Avatar Flight of Passage – 44 inches (113 centimeters) or taller
  • Expedition Everest  – 44 inches (113 centimeters) or taller
  • Space Mountain – 44 inches (113 centimeters) or taller

48 inches or Taller

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – 48 inches (122 centimeters) or taller
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Disney World Rides Height Policy

It’s a great idea to measure your child at home, but you can expect that cast members will be measuring children to make sure they meet the height requirement. It’s all for safety!

Each attraction that has height restrictions will have a measuring stick outside of the ride queue. This is great because you can avoid waiting in a queue if your child is too short to ride.

The cast member stationed by the ride height sign will ask your child to put their back flat against the sign, facing forward. If your child meets the minimum height requirement, they can proceed into the queue.

There is usually a second measuring stick inside the queue as well. Another cast member will double-check your child’s height.

It’s always best to follow the cast member’s advice. Kids that are too short will not be allowed on the ride vehicle, no matter how much the parents protest. It’s to keep your child safe.

These height requirements are super important in case of emergencies, if the ride would need to be evacuated for some reason.

So even if you push your way past the first measuring stick outside the queue, and you wait in the long line, your child will not be allowed onto the ride for safety reasons.

It’s best to accept cast member’s judgement outside the queue and choose another ride.

Fun fact, some attractions have built-in measuring points within the queue (like rails that are exactly 40 inches from the floor, etc.) to help cast members easily see who needs to be measured.

Isn’t that cool?!

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FAQ

How tall do you have to be to ride all the rides at Disney World?

If your children are over 48 inches they can ride all of the rides at Walt Disney World. If your kids are over 44 inches they can ride all but one ride (Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith)


What’s the height for rides at Disney?

Kids who are 40 inches or taller will be able to ride 92% of the rides! (That’s 46 of the 50 rides listed above.) In comparison, kids who are 38 inches can ride 74% of the rides. (That’s 37 of the 50 rides.)

The majority of rides and attractions have no height requirement. Keep in mind that those 50 rides do not include all of the attractions, play areas, and shows that Disney offers! There’s a lot to do at Walt Disney World!

Smaller children will still have a great time even if they don’t meet the Disney ride heights!

Is Disney strict with height requirements?

Yes! As noted above, your child will not be able to ride if they do not meet the height requirements for Disney Ride Heights. It’s always best to follow the cast member’s advice. They are looking out for your child’s safety!

How tall do you have to be to drive on Tomorrowland Speedway?

Drivers must be at least 54 inches to drive unassisted. But guests who are at least 32 inches can ride with driver on Tomorrowland Speedway. This ride does offer rider swap.

What is Disney Rider Switch Service?

If a child is not tall enough for a particular ride, one adult can wait with the non-riding child while the rest of the group rides. When the members of the group return, the other adult can supervise the non-rider while the waiting adult can go on the attraction with a limited number of guests without having to wait in the standby line again. Rider Switch is available at certain attractions at Walt Disney World.

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