Disney Ride Heights – Download Free Printable Ride Charts

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Are you headed to Disney World or Disneyland with young kids? Make sure you know all the Disney Ride Heights and height requirements before you go! Plus, download FREE Disney Ride Heights Printable Charts that you can you take with you to the parks.

Disney Ride Heights with Free Printable Charts and Ride Photos

Disney Ride Heights

The Disney parks are some of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Besides the obvious Disney characters, rides are a huge attraction for many guests. At Walt Disney World alone, there are over 50 rides, not including the water parks! Between thrill rides, nostalgic rides, and non-ride attractions, there’s something for everyone!

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If you are traveling to a Disney park with young kids, keep in mind the minimum height requirement for rides. Knowing the ride heights before you go will help you to plan your vacation. It will also save you from confusion at the parks.

There are a lot of Disney “experts” that will encourage you to wait until your children are older to go to Disney. I loved traveling to both Disney World and Disneyland when my kids were really young. I traveled to Disney World several times when my youngest kids were only a few months old. The first time we went to Disneyland when my kids were 3 and 4!

Free Printable Charts for Disney World and Disneyland on Pink Background

Complete List of Disney Ride Height Requirements

I am going to list the ride heights out for each of the Walt Disney World theme parks, as well as Disneyland and California Adventure. You can use the below links to jump to the section of the post with the specific park you are looking for.

Walt Disney World Resort

Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

EPCOT

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Blizzard Beach Water Park

Disneyland

California Adventure

At the end of the post you will find two PRINTABLE ride height charts – you can print them out for your trip! Fold one for your backpack or laminate and hang behind your stroller tag. You will have easy access to a complete guide of ride heights in the parks. And, you won’t have to use your phone to find them!

Disney Rider Swap (“Rider Switch”)

My biggest tip for a Disney vacation with small children is to take advantage of rider swap when available. Rider switch passes are a great way for everyone to experience the ride, and are available to parents with kids that are too short to ride.

Rider Swap (Child Swap or the Rider Switch Pass) is available for many rides at the Disney parks. If your child is too short to ride, some of your party can ride while someone waits with the child. Then you switch!

The part of the party who waited will not have to wait in the standby line. They will be able to ride using the Fastpass Line or Lightning Lane. Rider swap policies have changed over the last several months, but you are generally allowed to have up to 3 people ride using the rider swap pass.

There are rules, though (and they are subject to change). All members of the party will have to approach the rider swap cast member. They are usually near the ride entrance under an umbrella. The cast member will scan the Magic Band or ticket of the people riding second, so they know who will return.

Since late 2021 (when Lightning Lanes began), the implementation of Rider Swap has been hit or miss. We have encountered different “rules” depending on the ride and cast member. According to the official Disney guidelines: “Please note that if the person in party 2 waited alone with the child or non-riding Guest, the number of Guests who may join him or her and ride again is limited.”

When riding with Individual Lightning Lane (ILL) passes, the entire family must must purchase Lightning Lane access before being granted Rider Swap. Otherwise, the first party will not be able to enter the lightning lane line. The official policy with these rides is not posted.

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Are Disney Ride Heights Enforced?

In short, yes. The ride heights are posted to keep children safe. If your child appears to be too short to ride, a cast member will stop them before entering the line. They will be measured before being allowed to continue. In addition, another cast member may measure your child again before you board the ride vehicle.

Disney Height Requirements for Attractions & Rides

The good news is that majority of rides at Walt Disney World and Disneyland have no height restriction. Some of the popular thrill rides (like Rise of the Resistance, Expedition Everest, The Incredicoaster, and Rock n’ Roller Coaster) have height restrictions for safety reasons.

Below are all of the rides at ALL Disney World Theme Parks, Disneyland, and California Adventure organized by ride height requirements. Make sure you download the printable chart after you browse through them!

magic kingdom entrance

Walt Disney World Parks

Walt Disney World is home to 4 theme parks and 2 water parks that have varying ride heights. Below are all of the rides sorted by height requirement.

Magic Kingdom Height Requirements

Magic Kingdom has the most rides of all the Disney World Theme Parks, and has the most rides with no height minimum. If you are traveling with young children and can only visit one park, Magic Kingdom is definitely worth it. The whole family will love the rides at Magic Kingdom.

Any Height

  • Astro Orbiter
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘n Soak Station
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Libery Square Riverboat
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilHarMagic
  • Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasure of the Seven Seas
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Walt Disney World Railroad

32″ or Taller

  • Tomorrowland Speedway

35″ or Taller

  • The Barnstormer

38″ or Taller

  • Seven Dwarves Mine Train

40″ or Taller

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Splash Mountain

44″ or Taller

  • Space Mountain
big thunder mountain railroad

Hollywood Studios Height Requirements

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to most of the park’s thrill rides, and also the most height restrictions. It is also the park with some of the most popular rides on property! Make sure you check your child’s height and consult the ride heights before traveling. You will want to take advantage of the rider switch passes and single rider lines where available. Toy Story Land is the most popular area for young children, but only one ride (Toy Story Mania) has no height minimum.

Any height

  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

32″ or Taller

  • Alien Spinning Saucers

38″ or Taller

  • Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
  • Slinky Dog Dash

40″ or Taller

  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

48″ or Taller

  • Rock ‘n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
slinky dog dash at hollywood studios

EPCOT Height Requirements

EPCOT is home to the newest ride at Disney World, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Plus, the new Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster is opening in Summer 2022. Most rides at EPCOT have no height minimum. EPCOT is becoming more of a destination for rides!

Future World

Any Height

  • Advanced Training Lab
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Living with the Land
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

40″ or Taller

  • Mission: Space
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Test Track

World Showcase

Any Height

  • The American Adventure
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
  • Impressions de France
  • Canada Far and Wide
  • Reflections of China
remys ratatouille adventure sign at epcot france pavilion

Animal Kingdom Height Requirements

Animal Kingdom has my favorite ride, Avatar Flight of Passage. We always use Rider Switch passes for my younger kids. We frequently use the single rider line for Expedition Everest because my oldest daughter does not like to ride. The single rider line is a great option when you have older kids or family members that don’t want to ride.

Any Height

  • Affection Secton
  • The Boneyard
  • Conservation Station
  • Discovery Island Trails
  • Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  • It’s Tough to Be a Bug
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Nav’i River Journey
  • Tree of Life
  • TriceraTop Spin
  • Wildlife Express Train

38″ or Taller

  • Kali River Rapids

40″ or Taller

  • DINOSAUR

44″ or Taller

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
expedition everest

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Height Requirements

Any Height

  • Castaway Creek
  • Gangplank Falls
  • Keelhaul Falls
  • Mayday Falls
  • Miss Adventure Falls
  • Storm Slides
  • Typhoon Lagoon Surf Pool

48″ or Taller

  • Crush ‘n Gusher
  • Humunga Kowabunga
  • Ketchakiddee Creek

60″ or SHORTER

  • Bay Slides

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park Height Requirements

Any Height

  • Cross Country Creek
  • Melt-Away Bay
  • Runoff Rapids
  • Ski Patrol Training Camp
  • Snow Stormers
  • Teamboat Springs
  • Toboggan Racers

32″ or Taller

  • Chairlift

48″ or Taller

  • Downhill Double Dipper
  • Slush Gusher
  • Summit Plummet

48″ or SHORTER

  • Tike’s Peak
pandora at animal kingdom

Disneyland Park Height Requirements

There are over 35 rides at Disneyland, but only 10 rides have height restrictions. As with Magic Kingdom, Disneyland is a great place to take smaller children and still be able to ride!

Any Height

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Haunted Mansion
  • It’s a Small World
  • Jungle Cruise
  • King Arthur Carousel
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Sailing Ship Columbia
  • Snow White’s Scary Adventures
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats

32″ or Taller

  • Autopia

35″ or Taller

  • Gadget’s Go Coaster

38″ or Taller

  • Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

40″ or Taller

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

42″ or Taller

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds

46″ or Taller

  • Indiana Jones Aventure
millennium falcon and batuu at hollywood studios

Disney’s California Adventure Height Requirements

Any Height

  • Golden Zephyr
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
  • Jessie’s Critter Carousel
  • The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Pixar Pal-A-Round
  • Red Car Trolley
  • Spider-Man: Web Slingers
  • Toy Story Midway Mania

32″ or Taller

  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree

40″ or Taller

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Silly Symphony Swings
  • Soarin’ Around the World

42″ or Taller

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run

48″ or Taller

  • The Incredicoaster
hollywood tower of terror

Tips for Disney Ride Height Restrictions

Please remember that minimum and maximum height restrictions are there for guest safety. I have seen many families get upset with cast members about a child not being able to ride. The ride heights are there for a REASON. Young children that are not tall enough to ride may be injured if they do not follow the guidelines.

Use rider swap when available. When my kids were babies, this was a great way for my older kids to ride while my husband or I changed diapers. Plus, the older kids got to ride once with mom and once with dad! It is also a great time time to visit favorite characters or play areas that older kids may not be interested in. The Boneyard at Animal Kingdom (Dinoland) is one of our favorites. It’s a huge play area!

Try to use single rider lines when they are available. If only a couple of people in your party want to ride, and you don’t need rider switch passes, it’s a great option! It’s usually a minimal wait to ride, but parties can be (and usually are) split up. I do not care to ride Test Track, so my older kids and husband use the single rider line. They are usually finished in 10-15 minutes. Enough time for me to shop at Creations by myself!

Download Disney Ride Heights Printable Chart

Download and print these charts for your next Disney World vacation or Disneyland vacation!

Disney Ride Height Charts with Grid Background

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