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What if Your Kids are Too Young/Short for Walt Disney World?

By Dave Shute


This site recommends that your children be at least 48 inches tall and have the emotional maturity of a typical third grader—likely age 8 or 9–when they visit the parks.

If so, then they will be able to ride all attractions with height restrictions, and should have the emotional maturity to appreciate most of the best of Disney, and to have fun even on the “scary” rides.

If this is impossible for you, the material below suggests that setting 44 inches as your target minimum height costs you only little.

However, children of this height may be as young as five and a half–or even younger.

For young children, test the effect that their first scary ride has on them, and base your exposure of them to further scary rides (listed below) on how that goes.

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