Height Restrictions

The majority of the theme park’s rides and attractions have minimum height restrictions, with some also having a restriction on riders’ maximum height too. You’ll find all the restrictions listed below alongside some Frequently Asked Questions.

Height Restrictions

Rides with no minimum height restriction

  • Skyride
  • Monorail
  • 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
  • Blade
    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
  • Enterprise
    Under 1.4m must be accompanied

Rides with a 1.0m 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

  • Th13teen
    Maximum Height – 1.96m
  • Twirling Toadstool
  • Sonic Spinball
    Maximum Height – 1.95m

Rides with a 1.4m minimum height restriction

  • Nemesis
  • Nemesis Sub-Terra
  • Rita
  • Ripsaw
    Maximum Height – 1.95m
  • The Smiler
  • Air
  • Oblivion

Frequently Asked Questions

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.