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Old 10-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by matthewhavens View Post
I hadn't even thought of the possibility of having to take his shoes off. He definitely wouldn't make it without the shoes.

I don't blame the kids from shying away from the bars. When he was finally tall enough for Barnstormer the CM whacked him in the head with the bar and we almost didn't ride because he was crying from being hit in the head with a wooden bar. Then when we came back for a second ride we almost didn't make the height requirement because he kept ducking under the bar. Hmmm....I wonder why?
As mentioned, just make sure the shoes are reasonable and you won't have to take them off. If he is wearing those shoes were the sole is 3 inches thick, then they may ask him to take off the shoes.

Do not have him wear thin soled shoes or flip flops, they do not add enough height. Brand new normal sneakers work best to get the most out of height without circumventing Disney policy.

Also teach him to stand tall, but dont go up on his toes. I do see a lot of kids fail becaus they try to look up at the bar which curves the spine. Look straight ahead and pull back the shoulders, chest out, all of that...
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