Walt Disney World Attractions by Height Requirement: A Quick Reference Guide

When planning your Walt Disney World vacation, there is lots to think about. From ticket types to where to stay, you’ve got to be prepped and ready to maximize the magic.

Cinderella Castle

But one thing that you may not have thought about — but should absolutely know going in — is your kids’ heights! While most Disney attractions and shows are fit for the whole family, the thrill rides have specific height requirements.

We’ve compiled all of them, by height, along with alternate attractions nearby for little ones who don’t make the cut (or grown ups who don’t want the thrill). The alternate attractions are good ones, but maybe not things you’ll want to save for the entire family. This way, you can hopefully avoid any tears when the little kids can’t ride the same things as the big kids.


Height: 32″

Tomorrowland Speedway

Note: you must be 32″ inches to drive with an adult or 54″ inches to drive alone.

Alternate Attraction: Mad Tea Party

Alien Swirling Saucers

Alternate Attraction:  Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Alien Swirling Saucers

Height: 35″

The Barnstormer

Alternate Attraction: Dumbo

The Barnstormer

Height: 38″

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Alternate Attraction: Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Alternate Attraction: Muppet Vision 3-D

Slinky Dog Dash 

Alternate Attraction:  Meet Mickey & Minnie in Red Carpet Dreams

Kali River Rapids

Alternative Attraction: Maharajah Jungle Trek 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Height: 40″

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Alternate Attraction: Tom Sawyer Island

Splash Mountain

Alternate Attraction: Magic Carpets of Aladdin

MISSION: Space (Green)

Alternate Attraction: The Seas with Nemo and Friends


Alternate Attraction: Living with the Land

Test Track

Alternate Attraction: Gran Fiesta Tour

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

Alternate Attraction: Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight 

Rise of the Resistance

Alternate Attraction: Disney Junior Dance Party (it’s not incredibly close, but Rise of the Resistance is a long attraction and would give you time to catch the show with the littles!)

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Alternate Attraction: Lightning McQueen Racing Academy


Alternate Attraction: The Boneyard

Test Track

Height: 44″

Space Mountain

Alternate Attraction: Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover

MiSSION: Space (Orange)

Alternate Attraction: The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Avatar Flight of Passage

Alternate Attraction: Navi River Journey

Expedition Everest

Alternate Attraction: Triceratop Spin

Expedition Everest

Height: 48″

Rock n’ Roller Coaster 

Alternate Attraction: Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

Primeval Whirl

Alternate Attraction: The Boneyard

Rock n’ Roller Coaster

We hope this Height Requirement Guide helps you plan your next Disney World vacation! What are your best tips for planning with kids? Let us know in the comments!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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