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  • On Mar 9, 2009
    Denise from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We just booked our WDW vacation and are very excited. My youngest is 3 and 38" (with shoes). I have noticed a height requirement of 40" for many rides - is this a requirement to get on a ride alone, or this the hard and fast rule for riding per

    Hi, Denise!  For safety reasons, this is the hard and fast rule for even getting on the ride.  My three year old JUST hit the 40 inches mark, and the Cast Members last weekend measured her before we got in line, and then at some point during the line, another cast member measured her again. 

    I know it can be really disappointing for a little one to not be able to ride some of the things they are looking forward to.  You can use the child swap option so that everyone else in the family can ride, but what I have often done with my little one is take her on something else while her older sisters are riding the things she is too small for.  That way, she doesn't feel so much like she's missing something.

    Have a great time!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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