While the majority of rides and attractions at Walt Disney World are open to guests of any height, there are dozens of theme park and water park rides that do have minimum height requirements. There are even a few with a maximum height requirement. So if you are planning a Disney World vacation with children, it’s important to know which rides have Disney World height requirements. Then you’ll know all the rides available to the little ones and which are meant for taller adolescents and adults.

You can expect height requirements to be strictly enforced, as they are directly related to each attraction’s built-in safety features rather than just how scary a ride might be

Below we break down the height requirements of rides at Disney World so you’ll be prepared once you arrive at any of the theme parks. We list all the attractions at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach, and Typhoon Lagoon.

There are currently 136 Disney World attractions with no height requirements. So if you’re going to Disney with younger kids, these will be the rides that your smaller children will be allowed to go on. Hopefully, this information will help you formulate your in-park itinerary.

Disney World Height Requirements for Magic Kingdom Rides

The following Magic Kingdom rides DON’T have any height requirements (anyone can go on these rides):

These Magic Kingdom rides DO have height requirements. Guests who don’t meet the designated height will not be able to go on the ride.

Rider Switch (also known as “Child Swap” or “Rider Swap”) is a service offered by Disney World theme parks that allows parents or guardians to take turns enjoying attractions while the other person supervises a child who is unable or too young to ride. The waiting adult can then join the ride without having to wait in line again. This helps families with young children or guests with disabilities to make the most of their park experience without having to wait in long lines repeatedly.

Height Requirements for Rides at EPCOT

The following EPCOT rides DON’T have any height requirements:

These Epcot attractions DO have height requirements. Guests who don’t meet the designated height will not be able to go on the ride.

Height Requirements for Rides at Animal Kingdom

The following Animal Kingdom rides DON’T have any height requirements:

These Animal Kingdom rides DO have height requirements. Guests who don’t meet the designated height will not be able to go on the ride.

Height Requirements for Rides at Hollywood Studios

The following Hollywood Studios rides DON’T have any height requirements:

These Hollywood Studios rides DO have height requirements. Guests who don’t meet the designated height will not be able to go on the ride.

How tall do you have to be to go on attractions at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park?

The following Blizzard Beach attractions do NOT have any height requirements.

These Blizzard Beach attractions DO have height requirements. Guests who don’t meet the designated height will not be able to go on the ride.

How tall do you have to be to go on attractions at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park?

The following Typhoon Lagoon attractions DON’T have height requirements:

These Typhoon Lagoon attractions DO have height requirements. Guests who don’t meet the designated height will not be able to go on the ride.

See our Blizzard Beach vs Typhoon Lagoon page for more information on these Disney World waterparks.

height requirements for rides at disney world

Thanks for reading this article and we hope you and your family have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

Looking for more useful Disney World information? If so, then please review some additional pages on MagicGuides like our Best Time to go to Disney WorldDisney World PhotosDisney World Discounts, Disney World Payment Plans, Best Disney Attractions for Kids, and Adventures by Disney.

Ready to Plan your Disney World vacation?

If you need help planning and booking your magical Walt Disney World vacation, then please contact our friends at The Vacationeer. Their services are always helpful and totally free of charge!  Click HERE for a free, no-obligation price quote.