There are many advantages to bringing your littlest ones to SeaWorld Orlando, but before you take off it’s important to know what you can do and what you can’t do. While SeaWorld may be best known for the special shows and exhibits, there are also more rides there than many people realize. Let’s take a look at them to see which height restrictions your kids can meet.

Rides that require heights of at least 42 inches

orlandovacation_seaworld-orlando-jazzy-jelliesThe following rides require guests to be at least 42 inches tall. However, note that if they’re between 42” and 48” they will need to ride with a Supervising Companion. Essentially, this means they must ride with a guest that’s at least 14 years old and who will be sitting on the ride with them.

  • Journey to Atlantis
  • Wild Arctic
  • Polar Express
  • Sea Carousel
  • Jazzy Jellies
  • Swishy Fishes
  • Ocean Commotion
  • Flying Fiddler

Rides that require heights of at least 54 inches

There are two relatively serious roller coasters at SeaWorld Orlando. These rival mid-level coasters at the big parks like Universal Orlando. Both of these coasters require riders to be at least 54 inches tall, regardless of whether or not they’re accompanied by a Supervising Companion:

  • Kraken
  • Manta

Rides that require heights of at least 38 inches

orlandovacation_shamu-expressShamu Express, a perfect, low-speed roller coaster for kids, requires riders to be at least 38 inches tall. However, this is also a ride that requires a Supervising Companion for riders between 38” and 41”. As long as they can ride with a person 14 years of age or older, they’ll be good to go!

Rides that require heights of at least 48 inches

The Sky Tower is a unique ride in many ways, including its height restrictions. Guests under 48 inches tall must be accompanied by a Supervising Companion. However, hand held infants are allowed as long as they have their own Supervising Companion. Essentially this is a ride that kids of all ages are able to ride, but there must be someone riding with them.

Age restrictions to be aware of

In addition to the height restrictions listed above, there are also some age restrictions parents should be aware of. Unless kids are participating in a special event like Adventure Camps, birthday parties, educational programs, sleepovers, or similar activities, SeaWorld requires that any visitors 13 ages or younger be accompanied by an adult.

It’s also important to know that while adults do need to present a photo ID to get into the parks, minors 17 years old and younger do not need to meet this requirement. If they have ID, bring it, but if they don’t, you can still get into the parks with no problem.