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Are Disney strict about height requirements?

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World' started by wishonastar, Jul 7, 2009.

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    Hullo :)

    We have a 4 yr old who is hoping to go on most of the rides but looking online he may be 1/2" short of quite a few :/ how strict are disney about this?
     
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    Very strict. The height restrictions are there for safety. Disney are wise to all the ways that people use to try and circumvent them too. Better just to prepare your child for the fact that they may not be able to ride everything they want to rather than risk injury or ejection from the park. :shrug:
     
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    I agree with Dawn... the restrictions are there for your child's safety, so if he's not tall enough, I wouldnt even try to get him to pass, its putting him in danger
     
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    They have their measuring stick there so no getting away from it. You may find when you get there that you little was has grown that half inch and can go on the rides. I am sure there will be plenty for them to go on as only the large roller coasters etc require the max high limit for children which I think is 54 or 56 inches
    Kim
     
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    My 4 year old niece was tall enough to go on most of the rides. I know she went on ToT and a couple other thrill rides.
     
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    Many of the rides have a 40" limit with some at 44, some at 48 and some at 52. They WILL measure.
     
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    Here's a list of height requirements that I found floating about on web. Can't speak for their accuracy too much but they look about right to me as I recall.

    • Magic Kingdom® Park
      1. The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm – 35”
      2. Splash Mountain® – 40”
      3. Big Thunder Mountain – 40”
      4. Stitch’s Great Escape – 40”
      5. Space Mountain® – 44”
      6. Tomorrowland Indy Speedway – 52” to ride alone
    • Epcot®
      1. Test Track – 40”
      2. Soarin’ – 40”
      3. Mission: SPACE® – 44”
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios™
      1. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ – 40”
      2. Star Tours – 40”
      3. Rock-n-Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith – 48”
    • Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
      1. Kali River Rapids® – 38”
      2. DINOSAUR – 40”
      3. Expedition Everest™ – 44”
      4. Primeval Whirl® – 48”
    • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
      1. Tikes Peak – 48” and under
      2. Chairlift – 32”
      3. Slush Gusher – 48”
      4. Summit Plummet – 48”
      5. Downhill Double Dipper – 48”
    • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
      1. Ketachakiddee Creek – 48” and under
      2. Bay Slide – 60” and under
      3. Crush ‘n’ Gusher – 48”
      4. Humunga Kowabunga – 48”
    • DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park
      1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold – 35”
      2. Mighty Ducks Pinball Slam – 48”
      3. Buzz Lightyear’s AstroBlaster – 51”
      4. CyberSpace Mountain – 51”
    Hope this helps!

    Tom :)macwave:... I haven't been that short in a long time!)
     
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    You wouldn't put your precious child into a car without a seat belt on and let some maniac zoom off with him/her would you? I can understand in the excitement of being there that you can lose your head it's easily done as everyone assumes Disney is so safe and cushioned, but at the end of the day it IS machinery and dangerous machinery at that.
     
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    Word to parents on the Barnstormer. It's quite a fast little coaster and when we were on it with a little family member, he bumped his head (hard! :( ) on take off, so have your arm around the child's shoulders, to prevent her/his head from being snapped against the high backed car. :(

    Never override a Disney safety system. :eek: I know it's hard when little ones (and not so little ones!) want to do a particular attraction, but if the person is too short, they really need to be encouraged to realize that it's for their safety. There are truly loads of other options, and in most cases the child will have grown tall enough by the next visit.

    Delayed gratification has value, eh? :yes: :D
     

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