Walt Disney World Height Requirements, Single Rider Lines, Rider Switch

Walt Disney World is home to four different theme parks and two water parks all with a variety of attractions with varying height requirements. It's helpful to arrive prepared for Walt Disney World height requirements so there are no disappointed kids when you're lining up to ride.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about Walt Disney World height requirements, rider switch and single rider!

Magic Kingdom Height RequirementsWalt Disney World Height Requirements

32″ (81 cm) or taller 

35″ (89 cm) or taller

38″ (97 cm) or taller

40″ (102 cm) or taller

44″ (113 cm) or taller

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Epcot Height RequirementsEpcot Height Requirements

40″ (102 cm) or taller

42″ (104 cm) or taller

Disney's Hollywood Studios

32″ (81 cm) or taller 

38″ (97 cm) or taller

40″ (102 cm) or taller

48″ (122 cm) or taller

Animal Kingdom Height RequirementsAnimal Kingdom

38″ (97 cm) or taller

40″ (102 cm) or taller

44″ (113 cm) or taller

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Height RequirementsFamily rides a water ride in Typhoon Lagoon

Typhoon Lagoon offers a variety of water themed attractions with a height requirements to be aware of.

48″ (122 cm) or taller

60 inches (152 cm) or shorter

Blizzard Beach Water Park Height RequirementsBlizzard Beach - Walt Disney World Height Requirements

Blizzard Beach is another water park in Walt Disney World with one of the largest water slides around!

32″ (81 cm) or taller 

48″ (122 cm) or taller

Walt Disney World Rider SwitchHollywood Studios- Walt Disney World Height Requirements

 

Rider switch is a great way for parents/caregivers to still experience attractions even if their children do not meet the height requirements. One adult can wait with the child/non-rider while the rest of the party rides. When the other adult returns, they switch spots and the other adult rides the attraction without having to wait in line again.

How to use Rider Switch at Walt Disney World

  1. Once at the attraction, approach the greeting Cast Member with your entire party. At least one adult member of your party and the Guests who are not riding will be issued a Ride Switch entitlement by the Cast Member and asked to wait in a designated area (usually outside of the attraction). This group is “Party 2.”
  2. The other party members (“Party 1”) ride the attraction.
  3. After riding the attraction, Party 1 locates Party 2. Then, Party 1 takes over supervision of the non-riding children or Guests.
  4. Party 2 enters and boards the attraction without having to wait in the regular queue a second time. The Rider Switch entitlement must be validated by a Cast Member at this time.
  5. Please note that if the person in party 2 waited alone with the child or non-riding Guest, one Guest may join the person that waited alone.

Walt Disney World Attractions That Offer Rider Switch

Magic Kingdom Park

  • The Barnstormer
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Tomorrowland Indy Speedway

EPCOT

  • Frozen Ever After
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
    • *All Rider Swap participants are required to be in a Virtual Queue boarding group or have an individually purchased Lightning Lane entrance for the attraction prior to boarding.
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Soarin'
  • Test Track

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

  • Avatar Flight of Passage
  • DINOSAUR
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®
  • Kali River Rapids
  • Na'vi River Journey

Walt Disney World Single RiderHaunted Mansion- Walt Disney World Height Requirements

Single rider is an option used at Walt Disney World for cast members to fill seats left open by parties that do not completely fill ride vehicles. Rather than send off a ride vehicle that can seat four with only three people seated, the cast member would fill that fourth seat with a guest from the single rider line.

It's important to understand that if you decide to wait in the single rider line you will not be seated with your party unless it happens by chance. You will be separated in this line- that's the purpose of it as a way to fill empty seats. But then you get to ride popular attractions with a much shorter wait time than the regular standby line!

Here are the attractions that offer single rider options Walt Disney World:

  • Test Track- Epcot
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith- Hollywood Studios
  • Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain- Animal Kingdom
  • Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run- Hollywood Studios

Single rider can be a great way to save time on your trip and avoid longer lines if you don't mind being split up from your group!

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