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DeCount
08-13-2012, 11:04 PM
Hi,

Just read that there is height restriction on the Aquaduck, question I have is how strongly is this enforced?

PrincessShmoo
08-13-2012, 11:16 PM
Hi,

Just read that there is height restriction on the Aquaduck, question I have is how strongly is this enforced?

From what I read, it's enforced. Since it's a safety issue, the liability problems that could ensue if it wasn't enforced and something were to happen is just something DCL doesn't want to deal with.

:cutie:

DeCount
08-13-2012, 11:23 PM
Yeah thought that would be the case and I do understand.

sue
08-14-2012, 08:05 AM
Hi,

Just read that there is height restriction on the Aquaduck, question I have is how strongly is this enforced?

Please share what that height restriction is?

momto2redheadgirls
08-14-2012, 08:10 AM
I don't remember off hand what the actual numbers are, but ODD was tall enough to ride with an adult, but not to ride alone. They have someone at the entrance before the stairs that measures them and puts one of 2 colored bracelets on them, to tell the ride operator upstairs whether they can ride with someone or alone. It is just the paper type sticky end bracelet like you get at carnivals and they can cut it off and get a new one whenever.

jilljill
08-14-2012, 08:14 AM
Please share what that height restriction is?

Developed by Disney Imagineers, this elevated water coaster—the first of its kind at sea—travels 765 feet and features exciting twists, turns and plunges. It was designed for adults and children at least 42" or taller. Single riders must be at least 54" or taller. Children under 7 must ride with someone 14 years of age or older, provided the child is at least 42" tall.

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/dream/pools/aquaduck/

Silverfox97
08-14-2012, 08:15 AM
Hi,

Just read that there is height restriction on the Aquaduck, question I have is how strongly is this enforced?

42" and it is STRICTLY enforced.

DD was 41.5" in June on the Fantasy and was turned away. Bare feet is the difference because she's been riding the rides at WDW that have the 42" height restriction since the winter.

Luckily, she's now 42" and can ride in Dec!!!

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Nikki'sMommy
08-14-2012, 08:42 AM
They are very strict with the measurements- no water shoes, flip flops allowed for measuring- my 6 yr. Old will finally make it in sept.

disneybeachprincess
08-14-2012, 08:47 AM
As PP said, safety is the key issue here. You may not wear sunglasses, a hat, flip flops, bring a camera, etc... on the Aquaduck...Now if they could only make the steps out of a different material since the metal is scalding hot unless you are wearing watershoes! At least rubber treads or something else! JMHO!

Sleclerc
08-14-2012, 08:56 AM
Ok so my daughter for sure is at least 42" and she will be 7 1/2 at time of boarding. She has to ride with someone? That kinda stinks because its just gonna be me and her. I doubt she will hit 54" by Next june.

solfan68
08-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Last week ds10 and I were riding the duck around 10pm, a dad and his under the limit son slipped under the webbing and went on up the stairs. The CM at the top asked about the child's lack of wristband. Dad said, 'oh, sure... they let us through...' CM appeared to be thinking it over, but let them ride after admonishing him for his lack of wristband. After they were in the tube, he was on the walkie talkie to the CM below. Probably to have him keep an eye out for the dynamic duo.