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  • On Mar 29, 2012
    Erin from IL Asked

    We are traveling to WDW in 3 weeks and my youngest is exactly 40 inches tall with normal shoes on. I am worried that at the actual rides their "rulers" might be slightly different and she will be denied. How exact or forgiving are they on measu

    Hi Erin,

    The cast members at the height measuring stations are usually quite strict. Their job is to ensure that all guests are safe on the attractions, and they take that job seriously. I've had cast members ask my daughters to remove hats or high ponytails so that they could get a more accurate measurement. You should also know that children are actually measured twice at rides with height requirements, once at the ride entrance and once just before boarding the attraction itself.

    For a very detailed discussion of this topic, you may want to head over to the independent website blog.touringplans.com and search there for an article called "The Ups and Downs of Height Requirements at Walt Disney World." The comments include lots of discussion on how to cope with a child that is just barely tall enough for an attraction.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know if you have additional questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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