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Old 10-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #16
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Wow great to hear such wonderful things about Carsland. We are planning our first DL trip for July. Is it summer yet?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #17
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I used to be an attractions Cast Member at Disneyland, and I can tell you unless the child is obviously too small to ride, they're not measured I don't think your child will have a problem
ummmm wrong!! Your child WILL be measured and likely more than once! I saw lots of kids being measured and our kids were measured until they were 9!

OP isn't it GREAT? It's now my place to be in DCA. I think I could just go and sit on Rt 66 and life would be a dream.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #18
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Get your child platforms.

I was there this past weekend and sadly, Radiator Springs broke down for like an hour towards the end of the night on Sunday. So I didn't get to go on it, but the land is SUPER cute. Got my cone drink.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #19
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ummmm wrong!! Your child WILL be measured and likely more than once! I saw lots of kids being measured and our kids were measured until they were 9!

OP isn't it GREAT? It's now my place to be in DCA. I think I could just go and sit on Rt 66 and life would be a dream.
Why are you yelling?

For the most part, kids are not measured at DL.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #20
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Oh wow, really??? DS is only 39"-39.5" depending on what time of day it is and what shoes he has on and we were going to completely skip this ride due to the heartbreak that would ensue if he couldn't go on it.

Do you think we should just try?
I'd still try, though everyone is saying they're measuring everyone in Cars Land. Must be different in Cars Land, as I never once measured a kid as a CM. Not to mention the tiny tots that are always on Space and Thunder. You won't know unless you try!
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #21
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We did a couple of things when our little guy was too short for a ride that we thought he would enjoy. First - cut out cardboard inserts (several layers of them) in his platform shoes. They were more like slip ons. The other thing was to sew in cotton balls in his baseball cap. Only once did a CM have him remove it for a measurement. Granted he couldn't walk too well but we just carried him when we had to walk fast. We did this several trips and it worked like a charm!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #22
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Can someone give details about RSR please? What do you think the reason is for the height requirement? How fast is it, are the restraints individual or by row, etc? Can I have my arm on or around DS to help secure him? (I still do that sometimes with my 8yr old, it's just the Mom in me! But the 3yr old, definitely!)
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #23
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We are going for the first time in December and I am excited to see what everyone has been talking about!!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:44 PM   #24
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We were there in June and our kids, 3 of them, were measured for all kinds of rides. It never phased us. Some they couldn't go one, some they couldn't go by themselves. But they were definitely measuring them. Sure you can try but I would definitely not get the kids hopes up on that one. Make sure he understands that he likely won't get to and if it works out that will be an added plus.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #25
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Why are you yelling?

For the most part, kids are not measured at DL.
You are wrong. Kids are absolutely measured at DL. We went in August with DBF's sister and her kids, they are all young and short, they were all measured for every ride they wanted to do (that had a height requirement). Stop giving unsafe and incorrect information. Ride heights are in place for safety reasons, people should not try to get around them by not being measured or by wearing platform shoes . I rode RSR many times the 2 times (multi day trips) I've been since it was opened, we saw children being measured at the entrance and again where FP and SR lines join the main line and again where you are sent to your aisle for boarding. You ask why I yelled? Perhaps because you are possibly endangering a child with your incorrect advise.

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Can someone give details about RSR please? What do you think the reason is for the height requirement? How fast is it, are the restraints individual or by row, etc? Can I have my arm on or around DS to help secure him? (I still do that sometimes with my 8yr old, it's just the Mom in me! But the 3yr old, definitely!)
It goes fast, I think it was 4-45 mph. You can put your arm across the front of him but you won't need to, each seat has it's own seat belt that you put on before you head off for your drive. Seats are individual but you are seated 3 across, again with your own seat belt. Is your 3 year old tall enough?
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #26
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Dd4 is 39.5 and I think she will be 40 by mid-December. I hope she is at least! I can't wait to go on RSR!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #27
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And here is a great video of Carsland and RSR. I love this guys' videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpeDe...e_gdata_player


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Old 10-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #28
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I seriously fell in love with Cars Land! We saw it for the first time at night and I was like a little kid oohing and ahhing over everything. The whole area, especially RSR, is just perfect and really makes you feel like you landed right in the movie. Plus I thought it was so cool to see all the little boys get SO excited over seeing Lightning and Mater; I think it's really a nice contrast to all the princess stuff (not that girls don't like Cars...I do!). It was definitely worth the wait!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:29 AM   #29
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I believe height requirements are just not there for safety. I believe it has to do with maturity also. Just Saturday night I rode on the RSR with a little 4 year old who barely met the height requirement. For the most part it seemed fine until the end, when the car raced. She looked terrified.

Look at Indiana Jones. The ride is not really that dangerous, if you compare to Screamin or Tower of Terror. But it has the highest requirement of all the rides at 46 inches. My grandson who has wanted to go it forever, is just now tall enough. Thank goodness, cuz I believe his maturity would not have matched if the limit was any lower on the requirement.

Of course there are always some children who can do anything, and not have any problems. But on the whole when Disney puts out the limits, they are there for a good reason for the most part.

BTW- Went to Carsland for the first time last weekend. Absolutely loved it!! Radiator Racers was fabulous. Rode both times at night. So beautiful. Can't say enough good things about the whole place. So much detail.
So excited to go back and take my grandkids the next time.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:08 AM   #30
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We are NOT a Cars family... our daughter could care less and it's our sons least favorite movies (he still likes Cars, just not as much as some of the other ones like Star Wars, TRON, etc etc).

Anyway, we loved it! Just went on Radiator Springs Racers today and it was FUN! Our kids both loved the whole area. Highly recommended!

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