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  • On Jun 10, 2009
    Felicia from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the height requirements for rides measured with or without shoes? I ask because my 4 year old is currently 39.5 inches without shoes!

    When cast members are measuring a guest to see if they will make the ride height requirements, they are generally doing this with the guest's shoes ON. My own children have been measured at WDW dozens of times. They have been asked to remove hats and have even had puffy ponytails patted down, but they have never been asked to remove their shoes prior to being measured. It is possible that a cast member could ask as child wearing particularly tall shoes to remove them, but this is fairly unlikely. If your child makes the 40" cut-off while wearing regular sneakers or sandals, then he or she will probably be fine. However, bear in mind that this is at the complete discretion of the ride attendant.

    Good luck!
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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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