Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Dec 1, 2010
    Vilmari from NJ 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.

    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, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. 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. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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