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Old 08-06-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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Question Open Toed Shoes on rides

So I know here at our local amusement park there are some rides they won't let you get on if you are wearing open toed shoes. Does Disneyland or California Adventures have any rides that have this qualification?
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:29 PM   #2
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Not that I'm aware of. A lot of us who regularly go to DL wear flip flops and I've never heard of an "open toe shoe" rule. I have however been told to put said flip flops back on my feet when I'm on GRR and I've tried to put them in my bag so that they don't get wet.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, no.

I really urge you to consider to wearing something that gives you as much protection on your feet. If you are going now, in the summer, it gets really crowded- I tried really hard but in some really tight areas (adventureland, exiting main street after fireworks) I dinged a couple people. I also got dinged by a couple strollers and ECVs.

I am not a flipflop wearer in general, I always wear comfort shoes to the park -but- i know the relief of cool feet. What I do, is discreetly take of socks/shoes and give my tootsies a breather.

Just consider if a ripped off toenail or broken toe is worth it? Or really plan out where you are going and when. Avoid crowds!
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:33 PM   #4
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Nope. Lots of So Cal residents pretty much live in flip flops.
My last 6 trips to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure I wore nothing but flip flops Some rides suggest you remove your shoes and place them in the little basket thing (Silly Symphony Swings, Soarin over California) but none of them totally forbid you from wearing them.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #5
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I can't see how anyone would ever consider flip-flops appropriate footwear for anything other than a beach.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:51 PM   #6
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I don't think I've ever worn closed toed shoes to DL, I'm usually in my Tevas or Birks.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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I've worn nothing but flip-flops to DLR for my last 3 trips there - a total of about 13 days in the parks... (after one year getting horrible blisters from wet socks - OUCH!)....and have never once had my toes stepped on or anything. You just leave them on the floor for Soarin', or put them in a basket for the swings.

Not sure why anyone would deem them "inappropriate"....the only footwear I would think would be truly inappropriate for DLR is Heely's. I wouldn't suggest heels, either, but I've definitely seen women wearing them there.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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So I know here at our local amusement park there are some rides they won't let you get on if you are wearing open toed shoes. Does Disneyland or California Adventures have any rides that have this qualification?
My youngest wears sandals....but then she's riding in an umbrella stroller. :-) The rest of us always have worn comfy sneakers. I love my Sketcher's and have never had issues when being on my feet a lot in them. I've seen just about EVERY type of footwear at DL. :-)
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I too am in camp of not seeing flip flops as any appropriate shoe exept at the beach and pools. That said, I have been to Disneyland many, many times in my life and I have always worn tennis shoes and have never had a blister.

To each their own.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:19 PM   #10
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You aren't allowed to do the rock climbing wall at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail wearing flip-flops. Ran into that a couple weeks ago.
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I assume that if you are wearing flip flops to the parks that you are not there for 16 hours ? My feet just couldn't last more than a few hours in flip-flops.

IMO, a good pair of sturdy athletic shoes are a requirement for park touring.
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I assume that if you are wearing flip flops to the parks that you are not there for 16 hours ? My feet just couldn't last more than a few hours in flip-flops.

IMO, a good pair of sturdy athletic shoes are a requirement for park touring.
Exactly. Proper walking shoes have the support your feet need to keep your arches healthy and your posture correct. They also prevent you from looking like hillbilly trash... (j/k)
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:43 PM   #13
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I can't see how anyone would ever consider flip-flops appropriate footwear for anything other than a beach.
I can't see how anyone would ever consider that someone else's footwear choice is anyone's business but their own.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:55 PM   #14
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They also prevent you from looking like hillbilly trash...
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #15
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Some rides suggest you remove your shoes and place them in the little basket thing (Silly Symphony Swings, Soarin over California) but none of them totally forbid you from wearing them.
On the flip side, I have tried to go on Grizzly River Rapids barefoot to keep my shoes from getting wet and they would not let me. Next time I, a non-flip-flop wearer, will bring a pair just for the water rides. I get nasty blisters when I walk around in wet shoes...
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