One question or concern I get quite often is whether a younger child will have enough attractions they can ride at the Disney Parks due to height restrictions. For toddlers and preschoolers, there are some limited options on some of the most popular attractions at the parks, and it can be a little confusing to figure out what they can and can’t ride. I put together two charts to help families see where the height “lines” are for rides, in order to make it easy to have a plan for the parks.
The first thing to do it measure your child or children WITH their shoes on, so you know where they measure up. It is a good idea to measure them right before you leave for your vacation to have the most accurate measurement. Then, use the chart to see what they will get to ride and what you may have to do a Rider Switch on. And it is a good idea to let them know before you arrive what rides they don’t make the height for, so you avoid heartbreak at the park.
To download the charts, simply click on the pictures below. For each height, I have listed what attractions they can ride. If an attraction is not listed, it doesn’t have a height restriction and therefore all ages can ride. One example of this is Toy Story Midway Mania. If you have a toddler or baby, they can ride it sitting on your lap, so there is no height restriction for that ride. Also, at both Disneyland and Disney World, Autopia and Tomorrowland Speedway have two height requirements – one to ride with an adult and one to ride alone.
I hope these charts help you figure out your kid’s available rides at the parks!