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The Best Kid-Friendly Coasters at Walt Disney World

When you're a little kid at a theme park, you just want to reach the minimum height to ride the roller coasters like the big kids! Let's check out the best kid-friendly coasters at Walt Disney World!


The Best Kid-Friendly Coasters at Walt Disney World

For kids, riding your first roller coaster is a huge achievement, it means moving on from the carousels, and the flying elephants to finally riding the tracks with the big kids.


For parents too, taking your kid on a coaster is one of those moments you cherish, your baby is growing up!


So, lets check out the height requirements, and al the details on Walt Disney World's top kid-friendly roller coasters.


Height Requirement on  Coasters at Walt Disney World

As many of you know, there’s an amazing list of family-friendly rides and attractions at Disney Parks to create lasting memories for younger kids and their parents. And here, we’ve pulled together a list of all the coasters for kids under 40 inches who are hoping to have their first-time roller coaster experience at Walt Disney World, now hold on tight!


The Barnstormer at Magic Kingdom Park

The Barnstormer at Magic Kingdom Park
Height Requirement: 35 Inches

Starting at Magic Kingdom, The Barnstormer Featuring the Great Goofini offers a fun open-air environment where kids and aspiring pilots of all ages can soar over the bright big-top tents of Storybook Circus! With small drops and a happy, colorful atmosphere, this junior roller coaster can be a great first-time option for preschoolers and beginners.


Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Height Requirement: 38 Inches

At Hollywood Studios, head to Toy Story Land and you’ll see Slinky Dog’s springy coils dashing across Andy’s backyard. This roller coaster is more of a thrill ride, so you’ll notice the height requirement has increased a couple of inches. If a ride on the wild side sounds more like your child, you’ll want to add this to your list!


Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park
Height Requirement: 38

Another great first roller coaster option at Walt Disney World is the the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom. On this thrill ride, you’ll spend some time racing outdoors, along with indoor moments of excitement and whimsy as you travel into a dark mine shaft with glittering jewels and the Seven Dwarfs. Thanks to their whistling and singing the mood is kept light and happy!


Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom Park

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom Park
Height Requirement: 40

At Magic Kingdom, your family can take on Big Thunder Mountain! Aboard this train, you’ll swing and sway around the tracks at high speeds. The height requirement on this one is the highest on our list today, it’s also listed as a dark and loud attraction, so you’ll want to make sure your child is up for the big adventure!


We hope this list has been helpful in deciding the best first roller coaster experience for your kids at Walt Disney World!


The Best Kid-Friendly Coasters at Walt Disney World

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