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Walt Disney World is meant to be enjoyed by families, and that means a variety of rides that everyone, from the smallest mouse to the wisest owl, can enjoy.
However, there are a few rides with a little more thrill and a little less chill at all four of the Disney Parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios). These rides will employ height requirements.
Height requirements will vary by attraction, and are strictly enforced for safety reasons. Children will be measured by a cast member at the entrance for an attraction. Measure your child before you leave for vacation, so you (and they!) know which rides they can appreciate now and which ones they may have to wait until the next trip to enjoy.
The most exciting attraction at Animal Kingdom is one that doesn’t even have a height requirement! Kilimanjaro Safaris takes you up close with real, live animals in habitats that evoke their natural homes. Where else can you encounter lions, hyenas, rhinos, cheetahs, elephants and crocodiles at Disney World? If you’re looking for attractions with the same bite but less teeth, definitely check out Avatar: Flight of Passage. This attraction’s groundbreaking technology has made it a quick guest favorite. You can also go exploring on the Kali River Rapids or head to the mountains in Expedition Everest.
Small guests will have plenty to keep them occupied between the world class shows (Finding Nemo, Festival of the Lion King, and the new UP! A Great Bird Adventure) and the multiple opportunities to stretch their legs on the walking tours of animal habitats or playing around in the Boneyard. If you’re got a kid who needs to let their mane down and let loose, Animal Kingdom is the park for that.
Height Requirements for the Animal Kingdom
- It’s Tough to be a Bug
- Discovery Island Trails
- Na’vi River Journey
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
- Wild Africa Trek
- Festival of the Lion King
- Wildlife Express Train
- Rafiki’s Planet Watch
- UP! A Great Bird Adventure
- Maharajah Jungle Trek
- Finding Nemo-The Musical
- The Boneyard
- TriceraTop Spin
- Kali River Rapids
- Expedition Everest
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Primeval Whirl
Is your favorite ride one that has a height requirement? Are you more into thrill rides or chill rides? What kind of attraction do you think this park is missing? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!
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