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Old 02-06-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Height requirement for Aquaduck - from this weekend's cruise.

I know someone recently posted that you had to be 54" to ride the Aquaduck alone (or 48" with a partner) but this was not the case this weekend. My daughter, who is nowhere near 54", was able to ride the Aquaduck numerous times over the weekend by herself. All signage states that you have to be a minimum of 48" if you want to ride.

Also...for those of you here who rode already, did you notice that the cartoon storyboards for the ride were backwards? Instead of reading the comic strip about the nephew's making the ride and Donald wanting to be first in normal left to right fashion, you had to read the comic from right to left. I thought that was strange.

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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After watching the aquaduck for ten minutes I could not figure out why there is a height limit put on the ride. It is not particularly violent and not dangerous at all. I probably would have rode the ride wioth a three year old in front of me, no matter what the height would have been.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:31 PM   #3
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Someone posted here on this DIS that the real issue is with weight. Smaller kids don't set off the sensors along the way and cause shutdowns because they think someone is stuck. I guess it figures that the taller you are the more you weigh.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:15 PM   #4
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After watching the aquaduck for ten minutes I could not figure out why there is a height limit put on the ride. It is not particularly violent and not dangerous at all. I probably would have rode the ride wioth a three year old in front of me, no matter what the height would have been.
Did you sail on the Dream to be able to watch the riders on the Aquaduck?


Hopefully in the future they will let little ones ride it with an adult.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:13 PM   #6
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Are water shoes allowed to be worn while you are on the ride? DS has been trying to grow 4 inches since last March Break....lol....let's just say he is almost there, but not quite....

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Are water shoes allowed to be worn while you are on the ride? DS has been trying to grow 4 inches since last March Break....lol....let's just say he is almost there, but not quite....

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Depends on who is guarding the ride.
One trip thru, he told the folks in front of me, no shoes. Another time, another guard (for lack of better word), folks walked right up with shoes and nothing was said.

Same thing goes with cameras. One time "no", next time nothing is said.

I did not care. Loved the ride.
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Also...for those of you here who rode already, did you notice that the cartoon storyboards for the ride were backwards? Instead of reading the comic strip about the nephew's making the ride and Donald wanting to be first in normal left to right fashion, you had to read the comic from right to left. I thought that was strange.

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I mentioned that to my sister as we were climbing up to ride and she pointed out that you read them as you come to them -right to left. Still felt weird to me, but her explanation made sense too...sort of
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After watching the aquaduck for ten minutes I could not figure out why there is a height limit put on the ride. It is not particularly violent and not dangerous at all. I probably would have rode the ride wioth a three year old in front of me, no matter what the height would have been.
It is most likely so the small child doesn't drown at the end of the ride!
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:32 PM   #10
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I mentioned that to my sister as we were climbing up to ride and she pointed out that you read them as you come to them -right to left. Still felt weird to me, but her explanation made sense too...sort of
LOL my husband said the same thing
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I am still not understanding why the single riders have extended wait times. We are a family of 3. Someone is always going to ride alone. Why can't that person just come down right after the other 2? It makes no sense at all. That single rider waits in the long line right along with everyone else.
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Will my 48" child be able to ride with his 54" brother, or will he have to be with an adult? I'm hoping that they will be able to ride together because I know they will want to do it over & over & over & over again!
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It is most likely so the small child doesn't drown at the end of the ride!
How deep is the pool that you land in at the end of the ride?
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #14
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I am still not understanding why the single riders have extended wait times. We are a family of 3. Someone is always going to ride alone. Why can't that person just come down right after the other 2? It makes no sense at all. That single rider waits in the long line right along with everyone else.
I'm not sure what you mean? When we rode this weekend, my 9 year old (under 54") rode alone several times and had no additional wait period. At no time did any cast member tell her that she was unable to ride alone because she was under 54". There are no signs anywhere telling single riders that they have to be above 54" to ride alone, either.

The little pool at the end of the ride was about 2-3 feet deep?
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I was aboard the Dream on a 3 hour tour, while it was in Port Canaveral, and watched people going on the Aquaduck. I am not sure who they were, but think they were probably Disney cast members. I have not cruised on the Dreamed as of yet.
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