Open Toed Shoes on rides

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  1. GFam1sttimers

    GFam1sttimers Earning My Ears

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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?
     
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  3. jenpace

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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. :confused3
     
  4. TeddiBarra

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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!
     
  5. JH87

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    Nope. Lots of So Cal residents pretty much live in flip flops. :laughing:
    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.
     
  6. furb & dez

    furb & dez City Bear Jamboreers

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    I can't see how anyone would ever consider flip-flops appropriate footwear for anything other than a beach.
     
  7. DahliaRW

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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.
     
  8. Mugglemama

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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.
     
  9. meljensmom

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    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. :-)
     
  10. disneyfaninaz

    disneyfaninaz It takes faith, trust & pixie dust!

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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.
     
  11. ImTooExcitedToSleep

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  12. disneychrista

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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.
     
  13. furb & dez

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    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)
     
  14. FlameGirl

    FlameGirl <font color=green>I kind of wonder if it is becaus

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    I can't see how anyone would ever consider that someone else's footwear choice is anyone's business but their own.
     
  15. FlameGirl

    FlameGirl <font color=green>I kind of wonder if it is becaus

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    Charming.
     
  16. MermaidHair

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    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...:scared1:
     
  17. furb & dez

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    Our group changes into flip-flops in line for GRR and Splash, placing our good walking shoes into waterproof bags in our backpacks. It only takes two minutes after the ride to get into our comfy, dry, proper walking shoes.
     
  18. furb & dez

    furb & dez City Bear Jamboreers

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    *shrug* Enjoy your foot injuries and back pain. :rolleyes:
     
  19. FlameGirl

    FlameGirl <font color=green>I kind of wonder if it is becaus

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    *shrug* I don't wear flip-flops to the park. But I would also never presume to lecture anyone for what they decide to wear, nor would I ever dream of calling anyone "hillbilly trash".

    It's so sweet that you care, though. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Mary Jo

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    Okay guys - time to cut it out. Either keep it nice, or don't post -- pretty simple.

    Back to the OP question.

    There are no footwear restrictions, other than what Tom (imtooexcitedtosleep) posted. Personally, I can't wear flip flops for that amount of time, but my daughter has worn them for a full day with no issue.

    I took a pic recently of members of our family on Soaring, sans shoes...

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    Have fun when you go!
     
  21. JH87

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    Oh yes, last week I was riding with a family and the mom tried to remove her son's socks and shoes but a CM came over and told her that was a no-no, and the whole ride was stopped until his shoes were back on.


    Have you ever used the free lockers right outside GRR? They are free for 2 hours, and after that you need to pay for them. We always put our stuff in there since there is no way you can avoid getting wet on that ride! On Splash it's a little easier to keep your things dry, but I like the idea of waterproof bags! I have seen parents put their kids things in large ziplock bags. A lady even put a large ziplock freezer bag over her head so her hair wouldn't get wet! :laughing:
     

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