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  • On Dec 1, 2010
    Vilmari from NJ Asked

    My son's 40 1/4 inches tall and I'm wondering if, like other parks, the measuring sticks are off by an inch or so. Meaning, they are 41" instead of 40". I would hate to disappoint my son if he can't get on the Dinosaur ride. And I would have wast

    Hi Vilmari,

    I just went through this experience with my youngest child.  She was just barely 40" tall during our last vacation, and for the most part, she was able to experience all of the attractions.  Cast members are concerned mainly with safety, so they will spend some time really making sure that your son is at least 40".

    Make sure when you measure him at home that he is barefoot and not standing on his tiptoes.  If he's 40 1/4 inches tall by that measurement, he should be fine in the parks where he'll be wearing sneakers.

    Also, make it very clear to tell him that you think he's tall enough, but the rules may have changed.  That way you're covered in case a cast member doesn't think he quite measures up.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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