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Old 07-17-2014, 09:26 AM   #76
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You should be fine. AFAIK they are as accurate as a measuring stick can be and are not intentionally skewed.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:33 AM   #77
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We made sure to wear shoes that were some of our tallest (tennis shoes) but we didn't go out and buy cowboy boots or anything. I'm not sure that the sticks are all accurate as in we were clearly too short for some 40 inch sticks and seemed to be an inch taller than others. It's also to the cast member's discretion, which can be difficult if they are allowed to ride once and not another time. I tried not to talk any ride up that much but it's hard when they've already ridden it, know how fun it is, and then aren't able to ride.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:54 AM   #78
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We made sure to wear shoes that were some of our tallest (tennis shoes) but we didn't go out and buy cowboy boots or anything. I'm not sure that the sticks are all accurate as in we were clearly too short for some 40 inch sticks and seemed to be an inch taller than others. It's also to the cast member's discretion, which can be difficult if they are allowed to ride once and not another time. I tried not to talk any ride up that much but it's hard when they've already ridden it, know how fun it is, and then aren't able to ride.
That would be frustrating, no doubt.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:04 AM   #79
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The key here is that it is all on the parent to properly prepare their borderline child. If they talk up a ride and get in line without ever explaining to the child how it works, it's likely going to be a big disappointment. If you prepare the child for the potential road blocks, then the you have a better chance that any disappointment will be minimal.

"Boy, we got lucky last time and you got to go. Let's see if we can do that again. Sometimes that doesn't happen when you're so close, but let's just see."
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:08 AM   #80
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The ride we were checked at most was star tours ds was at least 1.5 inches over the mark. We were more likely to be "tested@ if we were carrying him!
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Old 07-17-2014, 11:48 AM   #81
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Oooh. The federal government is involved so it must be better.

Do the feds have super-special calibration equipment or something? Are they cracking down on the fly-by-night, elixir-producing, fake-measuring-stick quack doctor industry? Is that why my taxes are so high?
For inquiring minds, here's info about the feds super-special calibration equipment: http://www.nist.gov/calibrations/index.cfm
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