Though the scary roller coasters and thrilling simulator rides at Disneyland are certainly in a minority — Disney prefers to go for the all-rounder, highly-themed experiences — fantastic frights are still there across both parks. But, whether you're taking a flight into space or a swirl through the Australian seas, they often come with several important safety restrictions and recommendations.
The most commonly noted of these are the height restrictions, whereby children nearing the set minimum height will be measured with a "height stick" at the entrance to ensure they can ride. Rides also have other recommendations, particularly for expectant mothers or those with heart, back or neck problems.
Be sure to check through all the recommendations here before planning your visit.
In good health, not scared of a thing, just want to check height restrictions? These are strictly enforced at the entrance to each attraction listed below, usually to ensure that children will fit adequately and safely in the ride vehicles.
You must be this tall to ride:
Imperial units have been rounded to nearest tenth of an inch.
If you're visiting with children or those with particular health conditions, this is a quick attraction-by-attraction listing of the general health and safety restrictions, plus tips on the "thrill" intensity of each ride.
For advice about riding attractions with disabilities, see our dedicated guide.
Unlike most other theme parks, the best experiences at Disney parks are often those open for all, overflowing with atmosphere and special effects. Examples:
...and many more! Don't forget all the walkthroughs, themed areas, character opportunies and live entertainment.
One of the most common questions from parents is: Will this ride be suitable for my children?