Attraction Heights at WDW
HOORAY! You finally booked your Walt Disney World Vacation! The kids are going to be so excited!
The Resort is all set, the Advance Dining Reservations are made—pretty soon it will be time to make your Fastpass+ selections. Hold on a second… Little Billy or Sally may be too short to ride Expedition Everest? What? There are height requirements for rides?
The answer to that question is YES. Disney has height requirements for many rides. The main reason for this is simply safety. Disney does not want anyone to get hurt while on a ride or attraction. Guest safety is of utmost importance, so Cast Members take the height requirements very seriously.
Many of the rides at WDW are thrill rides. There can be a lot of turns, twists, bumps, or drops on attractions. Obviously, you expect that on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster or Space Mountain, but a ride like Soarin’, even though you don’t get bumped around, can still pose safety issues for a child who isn’t tall enough due to the height that the ride is taken to and the perceived motion.
If you are unsure if the kids will be tall enough for a particular ride, you can look in the “Attractions” section of your My Disney Experience App. Simply select the attraction you are interested in, and you can see what the height requirement is. There are also many lists online to see the exact heights required. See more at: www.dadsguidetowdw.com