Where Can You Use Rider Switch at Walt Disney World? We Bring You a Complete List!

It happens all the time: a family approaches an attraction at Walt Disney World, hoping to enjoy it as a group, only to discover that their little ones are too short to board.

Cinderella Castle

Want to avoid this problem? Check out our ride heights and safety info for Walt Disney World attractions here.

But what if we told you there was an option that would ensure that both parents would get to ride even if one of your kiddos isn’t tall enough or gets too scared to ride? The option is called Rider Switch, and it is available on quite a few popular attractions throughout Walt Disney World.

Here’s a full list of where you can use Rider Switch to make sure your vacay is fun for everyone!

Magic Kingdom

In Magic Kingdom, Rider Switch is offered for the following:

The Barnstormer — Fantasyland

The Barnstormer

This is a kiddo sized roller coaster. The attraction includes small drops, and guests must be at least 35″ to ride.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad — Frontierland

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

This is more of a Disney-type thrill ride attraction which includes fast turns and drops. Guests must be at least 40″ to hop on the wildest ride in the wilderness.”

Splash Mountain — Frontierland

Splash Mountain

This flume ride features a 55-foot drop and requires riders to be 40″ tall to experience the ride.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train –Fantasyland

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Mine Train is another thrill-like ride with small drops. Guests will need to be at least 38″ to sing heigh-ho with the seven dwarfs on this attraction!

Space Mountain — Tomorrowland

Space Mountain

This journey through outer space takes place in the dark and includes quite a few turns and drops. You’ve gotta be 44″ to ride.

Tomorrowland Speedway — Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland Speedway

While this is a more laid back attraction where you can get behind the wheel of a slow-moving car on a track, guests must be 32″ to take part!


The attractions that offer Rider Switch in Epcot are as follows:

Frozen Ever After — Norway

Frozen Ever After

You can take advantage of this perk on Frozen Ever After although you can be any height to ride. The attraction includes a small drops.

Mission: SPACE — Future World

Mission: SPACE

This ride simulates a mission to Mars (or Earth orbit) and can be difficult for those with motion sickness. You must be 40″ or taller to ride! There are two options for this attraction — one which is a less intense option.

Soarin’ Around the World — Land Pavilion, Future World

Soarin' Around the World Queue
Soarin’ Around the World entrance queue

Your feet will dangle a bit, and guests must be at least 40″ to take flight.

Test Track — Future World

Test Track On-Ride Photo

It includes a few small drops and some mega speed. You’ve gotta be 40″ or taller to feel the need for speed on this attraction.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Here are the attractions at Hollywood Studios with Rider Switch!

Alien Swirling Saucers — Toy Story Land

Alien Swirling Saucers at Night
Alien Swirling Saucers at night in Toy Story Land

This ride includes a bunch of spinning, so proceed with caution if you get motion sickness. Guests must be at least 32″ to ride!

Slinky Dog Dash — Toy Story Land

Slinky Dog Dash

Slinky Dog Dash, also located in Toy Story Land, is another attraction with this perk is another Disney thrill ride with quite a few drops. You’ll need to be 38″ to ride on Slinky!

Star Tours — Echo Lake

Star Tours

Guests will need to be at least 40″ to travel at hyperspeed to another galaxy.

Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster — Sunset Boulevard

Rock n Roller Coaster Guitar

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, which includes flips and high speeds in the DARK, requires guests to be at least 48″ to rock out with Aerosmith.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror — Sunset Boulevard

Tower of Terror

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has some pretty major drops. Guests will need to be at least 40″ to drop in.

Animal Kingdom

Here are the rides with Rider Switch in Animal Kingdom!

Flight of Passage — Pandora

Rows of link chairs allow guests to “fly” on the back of a banshee on the Flight of Passage attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. [Walt Disney World]
This 3D flight experience will take you into the world of the Na’vi on the back of a Banshee. Guests need to be at least 44″ to soar!

Dinosaur — DinoLand, U.S.A.


Guests will need to be at least 40″ to hop in a Time Rover vehicle.

Expedition Everest — Asia

Expedition Everest

You’ll need to be at least 44″ to ride.

Kali River Rapids — Asia

Kali River Rapids

You will probably get wet on this attraction filled with small drops, twists, and turns. So those with motion sickness beware! Guests need to be at least 38″ to ride!

Have you used Rider Switch? Was it beneficial? Let us know in the comments below! 

Learn everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Rider Switch here!

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