Visiting Disneyland Paris with your family is an exciting experience, but it helps to know the height restrictions for the park rides before you go. Certain rides have these restrictions for safety reasons, and it’s important to understand how you are measured, why these restrictions exist, and what to do if your child does not fit on a ride.
How are you measured for height restrictions at Disneyland Paris?
Generally, all measurements are taken in centimetres and at each ride’s entrance. There is a second checkpoint before getting onto the ride. Make sure you measure properly at the entrance to prevent any disappointment when you are about to get on. Children can keep their shoes on for measuring, but they are pretty strict that both feet have to be firmly on the ground.
Height restrictions exist at Disneyland Paris to ensure the safety of all visitors. Even if this means that they will have to disappoint some of the guests, these restrictions are designed to make sure that visitors are tall enough to ride the ride and understand the warnings and instructions safely. It also helps to ensure that visitors do not experience any discomfort while on the ride.
What should I do if my child does not meet the height requirements for a ride?
If your child does not fit the height restrictions, it is best to take them out of line and look for suitable rides or attractions for their age and size. In addition, you can also look for experiences that do not have height restrictions, such as shows and character meet and greets. There are plenty of things to do in the park for all ages, so don’t worry about missing out on all the fun!
Is it a ride you really don’t want to miss, even if your little one is too small? Then you can take advantage of the Rider Switch option. This allows one parent or guardian to wait with the child while the other rides the attraction. When the first parent is done, the other can get on the ride without any wait, allowing both adults to enjoy the ride.
Tell the cast member at the ride that you want to use the Rider Switch option, and they will give you a ticket the other parent has to show to access through a special entrance.
Which rides have height restrictions at Disneyland Paris?
The height restrictions for each ride vary, so it is important to check the measurements before you get in line.
Rides that have height restrictions are:
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (102 cm)
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril (140 cm)
- Crush’s Coaster (107 cm)
- Avengers Assemble: Flight Force (120 cm)
- RC Racer (120 cm)
- Big Thunder Mountain (102 cm)
- Star Wars HyperSpace Mountain (120 cm)
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (102 cm)
- Autopia (81 cm)
You can also find this information on the Disneyland Paris app or the signs at the ride’s entrance. The height restrictions are only for the thrill rides; all the other rides at the parks are suitable for guests of all ages.