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Walt Disney World® Resort is a magical destination that caters to visitors of all ages, offering a diverse range of attractions and experiences. However, navigating the various attractions can be easier when considering the age and height restrictions for different rides and experiences.

To help you plan your visit, it’s essential to be aware of age and height requirements for various rides and attractions. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the key details, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for every member of your party.



Guide to Disney Height Requirements

Magic Kingdom Park®

Attractions such as Space Mountain®, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train have height requirements ranging from 32 to 44 inches, ensuring safety on these thrilling rides. For more gentle rides like “it’s a small world”® and Peter Pan’s Flight®, there are no height restrictions, making them suitable for all ages.

Any Height 32” 35” 38” 40” 44”
Astro Orbiter® x
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin® x
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress x
Dumbo the Flying Elephant® x
Country Bear Jamboree x
Enchanted Tales with Belle x
Haunted Mansion®  x
“it’s a small world”® x
Jungle Cruise® x
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor® x
Under the Sea~ Journey of the Little Mermaid x
Mad Tea Party x
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin x
Tomorrowland® Transit Authority PeopleMover x
Peter Pan’s Flight® x
Mickey’s PhilharMagic® x
Pirates of the Caribbean® x
Walt Disney World® Railroad x
Liberty Square Riverboat  x
Swiss Family Treehouse x
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room  x
Tom Sawyer Island  x
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh x
Tomorrowland® Speedway x
The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini x
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train x
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad®  x
Space Mountain® x



Soarin’ Around the World and Test Track® Presented by Chevrolet® have a minimum height requirement of 40 inches, while Mission: SPACE® requires guests to be at least 44 inches tall to ride.


Any Height 40”
The American Adventure x
Frozen Ever After x
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros x
Journey Into Imagination With Figment x
Living with the Land Presented by Chiquita® x
The Seas with Nemo & Friends® x
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure x
Spaceship Earth x
Turtle Talk With Crush x
Mission: SPACE® x
Soarin’ Around the World x
Test Track® Presented by Chevrolet® x


Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Height requirements vary widely here. Attractions like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance have taller restrictions, around 38 to 40 inches, while Slinky Dog Dash requires 38 inches. Shows that populate Disney’s Hollywood Studios® do not require minimum heights 

Any Height 32” 38” 40” 48”
Muppet* Vision 3D x
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway x
Toy Story Mania!® x
Alien Swirling Saucers  x
Slinky Dog Dash x
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run x
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance  x
Star Tours®—The Adventures Continue  x
The Twilight Zone Tower of TerrorTM x
Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith  x


kids posing with lightsabers at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Some of the more adventurous rides like Avatar Flight of Passage and Expedition Everest—Legend of the Forbidden Mountain® set their height restrictions at 44 inches for safety reasons. Attractions such as Kilimanjaro Safaris® and Na’vi River Journey do not have any height requirements, making them suitable for guests of all ages.


Any Height 38” 40” 44”
Na’vi River Journey  x
Kilimanjaro Safaris® x
It’s Tough to be a Bug!®  x
TriceraTop Spin  x
Wildlife Express Train  x
Kali River Rapids® x
Expedition Everest—Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®  x
Avatar Flight of Passage  x


Does Disney World have age requirements?

  • Guests of all ages are welcome to meet and interact with their favorite Disney characters across the parks at official meet and greets. There are no specific age restrictions for these experiences.
  • The Bibbidi Boobbidi Boutique and Pirate’s League makeover experiences are available for children ages 3 to 12, allowing them to transform into princesses or pirates.
  • Shows like Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo – The Musical are suitable for all ages, with no age restrictions.

Dining Experiences Age Requirements

Most restaurants and dining experiences at Walt Disney World® Resort have no specific age restrictions. However, children ages 3 and older will still require reservations at any dining experience where pre-booking is necessary. Exceptions are Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto®  where it is adults ages 21 and older after 8:00 p.m. and Victoria & Albert’s which only allows visitors ages 10 and older at all times.

Child meeting Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World

Tips for Families with Different Age Groups at Disney

Disney World with Toddlers and Young Children

Focus on attractions without height restrictions, such as the gentle boat rides, character meet-and-greets, and live entertainment shows. Utilize Rider Switch service, allowing adults to take turns experiencing rides that might have height restrictions without waiting in line twice.

Disney World Older Kids and Teens

Check height requirements in advance and plan accordingly to ensure that older kids can enjoy the more thrilling rides. Take advantage of single rider lines for attractions like Test Track and Expedition Everest, allowing older kids to experience these rides even if they are traveling alone.

Understanding the age and height requirements at Walt Disney World® Resort is crucial for planning a well-rounded and enjoyable visit for guests of all ages. By familiarizing yourself with these restrictions, you can optimize your time in the parks, ensuring that everyone in your party has a magical experience tailored to their interests and capabilities. Always check the official Disney website or app for the most up-to-date information on age and height requirements to plan your visit effectively.

By familiarizing yourself with Walt Disney World® Resort’s age and height requirements, you can maximize the enjoyment of your visit while prioritizing safety. Armed with this knowledge, you’re well-equipped to create magical memories for every member of your party at the Happiest Place on Earth.