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If you’re heading to Disneyland with kids, you need to know about Disneyland Height Requirements. For safety reasons Disney parks are very strict with their height requirements. There are quite a few rides that have a minimum height requirement. Knowing which rides your kids can and can’t ride at Disneyland and California Adventure before you arrive at Disneyland will be really helpful! I’ve put together a complete guide on Disneyland height requirements to make it easier for you. I’ve also included info about Rider Switch options.

It’s a good idea to measure your kids before you arrive to the theme parks. Grab your tape measure and measure your child’s height. Measure them with their shoes on. Preferably the shoes they’ll be wearing to the parks. Now that you have their heights, here’s a handy list of Disneyland height requirements so you can see which rides they’ll be able to enjoy.

Disneyland Height Requirements

Keep in mind that even if they’re tall enough to ride an attraction, some attractions might be too scary for some kids. Just take it slow and know your child’s limits. Even if you have a very small child, there’s so many rides for the whole family to enjoy! You can have a great time no matter how big or small you are.

My friend Mylee from The Beaded Windmill makes adorable Disneyland and DisneyWorld height charts! These are perfect to hang up in your home! Not only can you track your child’s growth, you’ll also be able to see when they’re tall enough for each ride! This is a great way to get kids excited for Disney vacations. It also make a great gift for any Disney loving family! You can find them here.

Disneyland Height Chart
Disney Height Chart

Disneyland Park Height Requirements

Attractions With No Height Restrictions

  • Alice In Wonderland
  • Astro Orbitor
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Dumbo The Flying Elephant
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
  • Haunted Mansion
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • The 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
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
  • Snow White’s Enchanted Wish
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats
  • Tarzan’s Treehouse
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

32 inches(81cm) or taller

  • Autopia- 32″ (81 cm) or taller and accompanied by another rider 54″ or taller

38 inches(97cm) or taller

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

40 inches(102cm) or taller

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

42 inches(107cm) or taller

  • Matterhorn Bobsleds

46 inches( 117 cm) or taller

  • Indiana Jones Adventure

54 inches(137cm) or taller

  • Autopia(to ride alone)

Disney California Adventure Park Height Requirements Guide

Attractions With No Height Restrictions

  • Animation Academy
  • Golden Zephyr
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
  • Jessie’s Critter Carousel
  • The Little Mermaid- Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!
  • Pixar Pal- A- Round- Swinging and non-swinging
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
  • Sorcerer’s Workshop
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Red Car Trolley
  • WEB Slingers: A spiderman Adventure

32 inches(81cm) or taller

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

40 inches(102cm) or taller

  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Silly Symphony Swings(tandem swings only)
  • Soarin’ Around the World

42 inches(102cm) or taller

  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail(Rock wall and zipline only)

48 inches(122cm) or taller

  • Incredicoaster
  • Silly Symphony Swings(ride in single swing)

Rider Switch

If you have young children who are too small for an attraction or don’t wish to ride then rider switch is going to be your best friend! Rider Switch(also known as Rider Swap) is designed for groups who have small children(or bigger kids who don’t want to ride) so that everyone who wishes to can experience the attraction.

With Rider Switch, one adult or supervising Guest (14 years or older) can wait with non-riders while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction. Then, they simply switch places to allow the supervising Guest to experience the attraction without waiting in the regular queue again. It’s a genius system!

To Use Rider Switch:

1. First check with a Disney Cast Member to see if Rider Switch is offered at the attraction you’d like to experience.

2. Upon arriving at the selected attraction, approach the greeting Cast Member with your entire group. Members will be divided into 2 parties—“Party 1” includes those riding the attraction first, while “Party 2” consists of non-riders and their waiting adult.

3. The supervising Guests of Party 2—which can include a maximum of 3 people— will have their admission media/tickets scanned and must wait in the designated area—usually outside the attraction—while Party 1 waits in line to experience the attraction.

4. After Party 1 experiences the attraction, they’ll assume supervision of the non-riding Guests.

5. The supervising Guests of Party 2 should then return to the appropriate attraction entrance (e.g., attraction exit) to have their admission media/tickets re-scanned by a Cast Member for the Rider Switch entitlement. At this point, Party 2 may enter the appropriate attraction return line and board without waiting in the regular queue.

Attractions Offering Rider Switch

Rider switch is only available on select attractions. Here’s a list of rides that offer rider switch.

  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: BREAKOUT!
  • Incredicoater
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish
  • Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters
  • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Silly Symphony Swings
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

I hope this guide to Disneyland Height Requirements was helpful for you! If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland and are looking for more information I’ve got a complete guide to planning Disneyland here. There’s lots of information in there that is really helpful! When you visit, please don’t pay full price for your park tickets! I’ve got information on discount tickets and hotels here. My partners at Get Away Today are the top ticket provider to the Disneyland Resort and their tickets are always discounted off the gate price. Find them here.

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