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Height Restrictions

Height Restrictions

We have arranged rides in order of the height required to ride. Starting with the smallest.

Rides with no minimum height restriction:

The Numtums Number Go Round
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Under 1m must be accompanied
Duel – The Haunted House Strikes Back
Under 1.1m must be accompanied
Gallopers Carousel
Under 1.2m must be accompanied

Rides with a 0.9m minimum height restriction:

Hex – The Legend Of The Towers
Under 1.2m must be accompanied
Heave Ho
Under 1.1m must be accompanied
Battle Galleons
Under 1.1m must be accompanied
Under 1.1m must be accompanied
Congo River Rapids
The Frog Hopper
Under 1.1m must be accompanied
Maximum Height – 1.4m
Runaway Mine Train
Under 1.1m must be accompanied
Under 1.4m must be accompanied

Rides with a 1m minimum height restriction:

The Flume
Under 1.3m must be accompanied
Driving School
Maximum Height – 1.4m

Rides with a 1.1m minimum height restriction:

Marauders Mayhem
Under 1.3m must be accompanied

Rides with a 1.2m minimum height restriction:

Maximum Height – 1.96m
Twirling Toadstool
Sonic Spinball
Maximum Height – 1.95m

Rides with a 1.4m minimum height restriction:

Nemesis Sub-Terra
Maximum Height – 1.95m
The Smiler

Essential Info

How can I tell if I meet the height restriction?

Every ride has a safety board and height check stick at the entrance. Staff are always on hand to help measure guests to ensure they meet (and do not exceed!) the height requirements for each attraction. To save time you can go to Guest Services at the start of your visit where they will measure guests and issue wristbands confirming the visitors height.  These are particularly useful if someone is only just over a certain height limit.

I’m only just under the height restriction, can I still ride?

Sorry! The Alton Towers Resort has to enforce the height restrictions as these are a legal requirement for the operation of the attraction. The only exception to this is that some rides do have an ‘accompanied’ height restriction where those under the limit may ride with a responsible guest over the height restriction.

I’m a very tall person. Are there any restrictions for me?

A select few of the rides at The Alton Towers Resort do have a maximum height limit. If in doubt ask at the rides entrance or at Guest Services for further information.