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Old 01-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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How strict are CMs with height restrictions

My daughter is just slightly under 42 inches. Are they flexible at all, or should I prepare her in advance for not being able to ride things that have 42 inch restriction?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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My daughter is just slightly under 42 inches. Are they flexible at all, or should I prepare her in advance for not being able to ride things that have 42 inch restriction?
Make sure she is wearing good solid running shoes (the soles add a bit of height) but yes I would prepare her for not being able to ride. BUT make sure you measure her too, because sometimes you just never know how a CM will be.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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Disneys are 40" and 44". So there will be some your DD can ride and some she def can't. My son was right around 44 and was tall enough for Space Mountain, but not tall enough for Everest (both 44" rides, the height things were obviously different as he touched the one for Space just under it and not at all at Everest). LoL. But the majority are 40", Like BTMR and Soarin, TT and Splash. you should be okay.

Edited: As yes, they stood there and checked him very closely. We tried twice with different CM's at Everest and they wouldn't let him. He was checked 3 times at Space Mnt as they have CM's checking at different places though the line, or they did that day.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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My daughter is just slightly under 42 inches. Are they flexible at all, or should I prepare her in advance for not being able to ride things that have 42 inch restriction?
Yes.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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Very strict and they sometimes measure twice. Once when you first enter the line, and once again before you board the ride.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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Depends on the CM honestly. Our son and daughter have been abke to ride space mountain when they were both about 1/2 inch too short.
Others have not been able to get their kids on. Look, go for it...if they get on GREAT..if not..well then thats the way it is. But, unless your kids are way too short...its worth a try.
Note: as some others have stated....good tennis shoes have thick soles...i.e. new balance. They can add a bit also.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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My daughter is just slightly under 42 inches. Are they flexible at all, or should I prepare her in advance for not being able to ride things that have 42 inch restriction?
You should prepare her for the possibility.
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My son is 43.5 inches tall. I've told him that he needs to eat lots of good growing food between now and our trip in May!

But yes, I told him that if he's too short he won't be allowed to ride. If so, he will be super-crushed as he LOVED Space Mtn at DLR (only a 40 inch requirement there).
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I don't think there is anything with a 42" restriction, is there? She should be clearly, easily tall enough for all the 40" rides (most of them - Thunder, Splash, etc.) and obviously too small at the 44" rides (Everest, Space Mt, Mission Space).
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[=Colleen27;47094066]I don't think there is anything with a 42" restriction, is there? She should be clearly, easily tall enough for all the 40" rides (most of them - Thunder, Splash, etc.) and obviously too small at the 44" rides (Everest, Space Mt, Mission Space).[/QUOTE]

Maybe at the water parks, but then shoes wouldn't come into play.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #11
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Very strict and they sometimes measure twice. Once when you first enter the line, and once again before you board the ride.
They measured my son twice on several rides last year. The time before, he was approximately 1/4 of an inch too short , and they didn't let him on! We didn't "sell" a ride to him just in case because we didn't want him to be disappointed.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #12
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I'm super nervous about this. Jelly has 9 months to grow 3 inches or I will have a VERY sad little boy on my hands. All he wants in the world is to ride BTMRR.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:05 PM   #13
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They are prettyyyy strict, which is probably a good thing! We're glad that my little cousin will be able to ride most of the rides she couldn't last year when we go in a couple of weeks.
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They are prettyyyy strict, which is probably a good thing! We're glad that my little cousin will be able to ride most of the rides she couldn't last year when we go in a couple of weeks.
Yep. We watched kids get turned away. This one family made the cm measure a little boy for dinosaur 4x. He was obviously under, and I think they had coached him o stand on his toes bc the cm kept having to correct that. They finally gave up but were mad. It's not just an arbitrary rule...it's for safety.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #15
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Prepare her the possibility, and make sure she understands that the rules are there for her safety.
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