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Old 01-05-2013, 07:36 PM   #16
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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).
Maybe at the water parks, but then shoes wouldn't come into play.[/QUOTE]

I think the water parks have 48" height requirements as YDS was turned away for our spring trip but tall enough for the fall ones as he finally passed the 48" mark.
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No, there is no wiggle room. If a CM feels that the child is too close they may ask them to take off their hat, take their hair down, or go barefoot.

The word "restriction" is used on purpose.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:53 PM   #18
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DD was JUST 44" on our last trip. She was able to ride everything, but all rides with 40" she was measured once and up to 3x (at the beginning, middle, AND end of the line) on rides with 44" (like space mountain.)
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #19
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No, there is no wiggle room. If a CM feels that the child is too close they may ask them to take off their hat, take their hair down, or go barefoot.

The word "restriction" is used on purpose.
No, i know for a fact..the CM will NEVER make you go barefoot in the parks for a measurement. Waterparks yes...other one NO. They are not allowed.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #20
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No, i know for a fact..the CM will NEVER make you go barefoot in the parks for a measurement. Waterparks yes...other one NO. They are not allowed.
What are their options when the child is clearly wearing height-boosting shoes?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #21
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In our experience, they were pretty strict. During our last trip, my son was 43 1/2". He did not get to ride EE and he was waaaay bummed. He was measured for nearly every 40" ride we went on as well.
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They're very strict with checking height restrictions. My youngest son is right at 44" and they check his height on every ride where the height restriction is 44", sometimes twice before riding.

Your daughter will be fine on the rides with 40" restrictions, but I don't think there are any rides at Disney with 42" height restrictions, so she'll just be too short for the 44" rides.
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You can tell when the kids are coached to stand on their tip-toes. They walk over to the height stick and immediately go on their toes. Do parents really think CM's are stupid?

EDIT: I already answered my question. Guests hate Cast Members. They enforce the rules, causing the guests to get mad.
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What are their options when the child is clearly wearing height-boosting shoes?
I have seen them say no to kids wearing thick-soled flip flops or platform shoes that obviously boosted them the allowed height. I have also seen them squish poofy hair. It is at the digression of the CM because it is a safety issue. Both of my kids have been turned away from rides because they were too short and they survived.
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I have seen them say no to kids wearing thick-soled flip flops or platform shoes that obviously boosted them the allowed height. I have also seen them squish poofy hair. It is at the digression of the CM because it is a safety issue. Both of my kids have been turned away from rides because they were too short and they survived.
I know this.

But there are lots of reports in the past that kids are occasionally asked to remove their shoes, which the PP claimed for a fact cannot be done.
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What are their options when the child is clearly wearing height-boosting shoes?
Your post reminded me of when my youngest daughter was 40.0000001 inches tall. It was beyond stressful everytime we went to go on a ride that required a 40" min and to top it off, my daughter would "duck" everytime they asked her to stand under the measuring thingy. The way we fixed it was by buying her a pair of Minnie shoes...those suckers that have the 1 in heel.

This is ONLY my opinion but after reading Mesa's post I can't help but wonder if the fact that they were obviously "Disney bought shoes" that they may have been apprehensive about asking her to remove them even though they definitely have a raised heel.

One thing to keep in mind is that the CM is only doing their job. I read a thread over on stupidguesttricks.com about the things parents tried to do to get their kids on a ride they were too short to ride. IF YOU ARGUE with a CM you are really making life hard on them and they canNOT reverse their initial ruling. For you it's a ride...for them it could easily be their job.
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BTW, this thread reminded me of a conversation I had with some of the management at Disney a while back. We were in MK and the crowds were super lite and there was a group of them talking, due to my attire they thought I was one of them but after they discovered their error we got a laugh out of it BUT I used the opportunity to ask them about the measuring issue. This was when my daughter was just a smidge over 40 in. I asked them why couldn't Disney offer a service where they premeasured a child upon park entrance and give them a wristband so they could then just go on a ride without the parent stressing about it. They told me that they had tried several different methods of doing this and that unruly parents had caused them to abandon them all. When they tried the wristband, parents would cut it off and afix it somehow to a child who was under height. So they tried handstamps, parents would attempt to wet it and transfer it to the under height child. They mentioned several other things they had tried as well...all to no avail. It's like everything else in life....the few ruin it for the many.
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Thanks! I definitely understand the rules are safety based and important. I had thought there were some that were 42 inches, but I just went back through, and as others have said, it won't be an issue. She's clearly above 40 inches and not close to 44. She has known all along that she will be too short for a few things, and I just want to pull together the full list before we go so that we can minimize meltdowns over not being able to ride things. Truly, I think the things she is too short for would terrify her anyway - I don't even want to ride them, so I'll be glad to have an excuse to skip them and do something else with her.
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No, there is no wiggle room. If a CM feels that the child is too close they may ask them to take off their hat, take their hair down, or go barefoot.

The word "restriction" is used on purpose.

No, i know for a fact..the CM will NEVER make you go barefoot in the parks for a measurement. Waterparks yes...other one NO. They are not allowed.
sorry buddy. I have seen it happen multiple times



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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?
My niece is tall enough for all Disney rides, but this summer we took her to Cedar Point and we knew she would be able to do the 52" rides but weren't sure about the 54" ones. We had her wear her heely shoes and it helped and she was able to ride them all and no problems.

I would suggest a pair of non obvious shoes to make her taller. I remember seeing in 2011 a family taking their daughter through Space Mountain line and she had her date at BBB and I guess they didn't check her height out front or if they did they went by her hair being over the line, but inside they enforced it and she could not ride. I say they are pretty strict with the rule at Disney.
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