Although Walt Disney World was built for families, there are some height requirements to keep kids and shorter guests safe.
In this article we’re sharing our height requirement tool. Select the guests height from the multiple choice option (in inches) and the tool will automatically show you which rides that guest cannot ride.
Unlike some other theme parks, Walt Disney World strictly enforces their height requirements for the safety of the guest. They are not lenient: if a credit card can fit between the head of the guest and the measuring pole, the child will not be allowed to ride. Children who are close to the height requirement are measured outside of the queue and again before boarding the ride vehicle. The measurement is done with shoes on, unless high heel shoes are being worn (in which case, Cast Members may ask that shoes be removed).
If you child is too short for the ride, ask the cast member for a Rider Switch pass. This allows your group to split into 2 as the first part of the group rides, then you can swap and let the other part of the group ride. Rider Switch allows an adult to always be waiting with the child as the other part of the group rides.