Did Disney Add a Maximum Weight Limit to Their Rides? Here’s the Truth

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Rumors have been going around that the Central Florida Disney Resort added a weight limit for Guests on their rides; we at Disney Fanatic put our detective hats back on to investigate.

The Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort are known for being the perfect Disney vacation destinations for families and Guests from all around the world. Different people of different backgrounds, cultures, identities, and relevant to this article, sizes, flock to the Disney Parks to enjoy the ultimate Disney experience.

However, recently, a rumor has been making the rounds that Disney will be adding a maximum weight limit to their rides, barring certain Disney Park Guests from going on them.

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Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

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What is the Origin of the Rumor?

On July 15, a video was released on TikTok that claimed that there was a new Disney ride maximum weight limit. In the video, a voice-over explained, “Guests weighing more than 180lbs will not be allowed on most rides at Disney World or Disneyland.”

The video continues that the decision comes weeks after a video depicting a broken support pillar on a roller coaster went viral. Since Disney “wanted to prevent something like this from happening,” they were reportedly going to institute a maximum weight limit on Disney World rides and even many a Disneyland ride.

You can watch the original video below:


If you’re over 180 lbs you’re not riding most rides at Disney ? #disneyworld #disneynews #disneyland #themepark #carowinds

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Why are Guests Worried This Could be True?

Many Guests took the video at face value and were immediately both worried that they wouldn’t be allowed on Disney rides once again, and also took issue with paying for the expensive Disney vacation with this kind of weight restriction being imposed.

One fan asked, “So you gonna start selling rider ticket prices and non rider ticket price then. Like why do i have to pay the same if i can’t go on the rides?”

Another chimed in, “I just went from 180. To 200 from being pregnant and having a kid?? I’m sure it’ll take a while to loose this weight.” 

While the suggestion seems ludicrous at first glance, this isn’t the first time some fans have had issues fitting on Disney rides or having a comfortable experience. Most recently, the new Magic Kingdom ride, TRON: Lightcycle/Run, came under fire for not being designed having kept a larger Guest in mind, and having Cast Members and Guests not feeling comfortable in the ride vehicle.

In addition, considering that rides do have a minimum height limit, perhaps some believed a weight limit wasn’t too preposterous a suggestion.

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Walt Disney World Resort / Credit: Disney

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So, is a Maximum Weight Limit Being Instituted for Disney Rides?

Which brings us to the question of the hour. Is Disney instituting a maximum weight limit on their rides?

The short answer: No.

The original video was, in fact, posted by the satirical outlet Mouse Trap News. The outlet is known for its humorous and obviously false takes on all Disney and Disney Parks news, and they have been the source of many rumors over the past year—from Cinderella Castle shutting down to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park permanently closing. They were also behind the story that spread earlier this year that Disney was replacing Mickey Mouse as their mascot.

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Tusker House, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park / Credit: Disney

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Guests can rest assured that this video was most certainly meant to be a joke and certainly got blown out of proportion when the video went viral. The original video has gained over 64K likes and over 1.9 million views.

Stay tuned to Disney Fanatic for more fact-checks and the latest Disney news.

More on Disney Park rides

Disney rides are some of the most iconic theme park rides in the world. From attractions like Haunted Mansion, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Space Mountain to ones like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the Tomorrowland Speedway and Expedition Everest, Guests are enamored with the chance to experience their favorite during their Walt Disney World or Disneyland trip.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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