48 inch Height Requirement at Disney World

Many attractions at Walt Disney World have a height requirement. This is to keep guests safe. If a guest is too short to ride the ride, then that means it’s not safe for their height. Even if you think your kid may be mature enough to handle the ride, you must adhere to the height restrictions in place. Cast members are on hand to ensure that no guest gets on a ride that they are too small for. The height requirements at Disney World range from 32 inches to 48 inches. In this blog post, we’re going to look at the two current attractions that require guests to be 48 inches to ride. One is found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the other was found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Hollywood Studios

Rock’n’Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

This thrill ride is found at Hollywood Studios Sunset Blvd. This roller coaster track has corkscrews and the ride goes intensely fast. Riders are strapped in with an over the shoulder harness. Those who are smaller will feels themselves lift out of their seats and be held in by these harnesses during the ride. The rollercoaster is inside and very dark, with Aerosmith music pumping through the speakers throughout the entirety of the ride. Making this ride a skip for the faint of heart and for any shorter than 48 inches.

Animal Kingdom

Primeval Whirl

This attraction is currently closed, and expected to remain so. But this rollercoaster was full of quick spins, sharp drops, back ward motion. The cart was round, like something you’ll find at carnival, fitting in with the theming of the area. The ride was not the least scary, just very jerky and fast.

Currently those are the only two attractions that require guests to be 48 inches and taller. They are in the midst of building two new rollercoasters, Tron in the Magic Kingdom and a Guardians of the Galaxy coaster in Epcot. These look to be thrilling and groundbreaking rides, that will likely require a tall height requirement. Both are slated to open in 2021.

For more information on height requirements at Disney World, check out these previous posts:

Height Requirements at Disney World’s Epcot

Height Requirements at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

Height Requirements at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom