Disney Reveals Young Children Will be Prohibited From Riding Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Disney takes the safety of its young visitors very seriously and therefore, implements height requirements for select rides. These requirements are in place to ensure that children can fully enjoy their experience without any potential hazards. In line with this commitment to safety, the highly anticipated upcoming ride will have a specific height requirement of 40 inches.

While these height restrictions are put in place for the well-being of all guests, it is understandable that some fans may be concerned about the potential disappointment it may cause for young fans of the beloved Disney Princess the ride is based on.

Related: Former Disney Imagineer Warns of Potential Danger Surrounding Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Princess Attraction to Ban Young Children

While this might lead to heartbreak for young guests, it is certainly the responsible decision for Disney to make. By implementing height restrictions, Disney aims to provide a safe environment where all visitors can have a magical and unforgettable experience. The rigorous safety protocols and guidelines ensure that the attractions are suitable for individuals of a certain height and physical capability.

In the case of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, this ride promises to take riders on an immersive journey through the enchanting world of Princess Tiana, offering a thrilling and delightful experience for those who meet the height requirement. With its engaging storyline, innovative technology, and captivating scenery, the ride is set to be a highlight for guests of the appropriate height.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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Because of the intense drops, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will have a 40-inch height minimum. This is the same height requirement as the ride’s former version, Splash Mountain. This height guideline will be in place at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

However, unlike Splash Mountain, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is based on a popular Disney Princess movie, Princess and the Frog (2009). Many young fans love this movie and idolize Princess Tiana. Having to turn away these young guests will not be an enjoyable job for Cast Members working the attraction.

Magic Awaits for Guests of All Sizes

For younger fans who may not yet reach the 40-inch mark, there are still plenty of other attractions within the park that are tailored to their height and age group. From enchanting parades and captivating shows to interactive play areas and character meet-and-greets, Disney provides a wide array of experiences for all visitors, regardless of their height.

It’s important for parents and guardians to be aware of Disney World’s height requirements ahead of time to manage expectations and plan accordingly. By doing so, they can ensure that their young ones have a positive and memorable experience at the park, exploring attractions that are suitable for their age and size.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

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While it may be disheartening for some young fans of Princess Tiana to hear about the height requirement for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, it’s crucial to remember that Disney prioritizes the safety and well-being of its guests above all else.

Ultimately, these guidelines are in place to provide a secure and magical experience for everyone and to ensure that each visitor can embark on an adventure that is suitable and enjoyable for their age and physical requirements.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.


  1. It was brought up by multiple groups that the target audience of this attraction, young girls, would be unable to ride due the ride’s safety requirements. Disney brushed them off.

  2. Christopher Blaisdell

    Of course young children can’t ride.

    How would refreshing the rides theme change the fact that it is a 60 foot water flume?

    • Exactly. They really didn’t think this thru and completely ignored the impact projections. Sad how far they have come from knowing their true demographic. Want to get away from the previous theme, fine but there are so many other ways to go then a princess theme.

      • Dude calm down….. not every ride NEEDS TO BE FOR LITTLE KIDS. Splash mountain was the same height. And usually 40″ is around 5-6 maybe a little later …. what u gonna take a baby on this ride?

    • Yea.. it’s always been 40″. Lol.. people are freaking over nothing. What, if it’s not made for a toddler Disney’s excluding them huh? Cause toddlers would be loving a 60′ waterfall drop!

  3. My daughter is 39 in. She is 7 1/2. I’m not sure what they are thinking. She won’t be able to ride it till December or so. She is average height.

    • 39 inches would actually be off the growth chart small for a 7 year old, not average. 40 inches (the height limit) is an average height 3.5-4 year old.

    • Awww! How teeny tiny cute she must be!! But yea, way shorter than the average 7 – 7.5 year old. Your doctor said she’s average height? Is he an oompa loompa? Does his skin have a green tint? Do you hear him mumbling something about a yellow brick road?

  4. 39 inches would actually be off the growth chart small for a 7 year old, not average. 40 inches (the height limit) is an average height 3.5-4 year old.

  5. 40 seems fine as kat said. 5+ average kid should be able to ride. That seems about right the thrill level of the ride it’s roughly the same as Seven Dwarfs mine train.

  6. Regardless of the retheme, the ride height requirements weren’t going to change. We’re on day 5 of 6 at the parks this week and I’ve noticed the kids aren’t the problem, it’s the adults. Disney put these standards into play to keep your children safe. If you don’t like it, don’t visit until the requirements are met.

  7. Boo hoo they didn’t change the height requirements and announced it would be the exact same as Splash Mountian. If ya don’t like the safety rules set forth to ensure your child doesn’t get injured or worse DEAD! Then don’t visit til your child meets the requirements for any ride you Ken’s and Karen’s want to cry about. Get what you get and don’t throw a fit! Sadly many of you adults throw fits often not happy over what THE AMUSMENT PARK set forth!
    I mean I wouldn’t want to see my child injured or die right in front of me because I felt it’s OK my kid SHOULD be allowed to ride because I DON’T AGREE WITH YOUR SSFTEY RULES FOR YOUR ATTRACTION!

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