Finally Forty Four!

Every few months, we take a minute at the end of our busy day to put Kylee in sneakers and stand her up against a measuring stick. She's been closing in on a Disney milestone and as of Sunday night, Kylee reached her long sought after mark.

Finally 44 inches!

She's finally forty-four inches (and a smidgeon extra) tall!

You know what that means...

I'm going to Disney World!

That's right, she's tall enough to go on all of the "big kid" rides whenever we finally take her! (Which is sooner than she thinks, she is in the dark about our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World Resort next month!)

So why did I wait until she hit 44 inches?

Last trip, at 40 (and a smidgeon) inches tall, she LOVED Star Tours. which had a forty inch height requirement... and this trip would be just me and my kiddos. Therefore, if I wanted to take my eight year old on Space Mountain or Mission Space Orange (his favorite ride last trip) I needed to either hire a sitter to mind Kylee while we went on the height restricted rides or we needed to skip all of those rides entirely.

Hence hoping she'd grow enough to hit the forty-four inch mark.

What rides become available at the 44 inch mark?

Expedition Everest, Mission Space and that classic coaster, Space Mountain! In addition to rides like DINOSAUR which, although she was tall enough for technically last trip, would be a bit much for even the most intrepid four year old.

If you're wondering how your kids measure up, here's a link to Disney's attractions listing, with a handy filter for height built in so you can hype the rides your kids are able to enjoy and gloss over the ones "for next trip."

Here's a list that's current as of this blog, but please verify with Disney for the most current height requirements!

 Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland Speedway 32"
The Barnstormer 35"
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train 38"
Splash Mountain 40"
Stitch's Great Escape! 40"
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 40"
Space Mountain 44"

Test Track Presented by Chevrolet 40"
Soarin' 40"
Mission: SPACE Orange or Green 44"
Sum of All Thrills (in Innoventions East) 48"

Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 40"
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue 40"
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith 48"

and last but not least

Disney's Animal Kingdom

Kali River Rapids 38"
Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain 44"
Primeval Whirl 48"


  1. What is Sum of All Thrills? Trying to find it online and can't see to find it anywhere!

    1. It's a design then ride your own coaster attraction at Epcot in INNOVENTIONS.


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