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    How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    My family visited Hersheypark in PA a year back and there is a system for height requirements that I'd never seen before.

    Basically it works like this:




    You are measured before entering the park, and depending on what height you measure up to (different candy bars in Hershey's case ) you wear a different wristband. Then you will know exactly which attractions you can ride based on the labeled colors/candy bars/Disney characters if Disney were to impement it.

    I would really like to see this become an option (key word) for children visiting DLR. I do not see this working if 10-20 thousand children are forced to be fitted with plastic bands stapled on their limbs immediately upon entry of the park. In other words, it could play second fiddle to the standard approach-the-attraction-and-then-see-if-you-measure-up system.

    The reason my mom and I want this system is because my sister is on the borderline of 46 inches and loves CA Screamin'. But depending on which CM is checking her height, she may or may not be allowed to ride, and the end result can be disappointing We understand the discrepancy with height stuff, but if she can get a wristband we can end the dispute once and for all!
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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Disneyland tried this for a few months, and it created more problems than it solved, some parents switched wristbands.

    So it was discontinued, as the person in charge of each ride is the ctual person responsible for verification.
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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    That sounds like a great idea!

    Yeah, when I was a kid my mom always pre-measured me at home and then found out what rides I could and couldn't go on. If there was something I was too short for, she would figure out how to avoid the area so I wouldn't possibly see something I was interested in. I love my mom ^_^

    Of course most parents don't do that, so to spare a child disappointment, I think this would be a great option.

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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    some parents switched wristbands.
    You mean parents would do a thing like that?
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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Yah they do that at Great America. And I agree it's very helpful. My son last year would go on rides over and over then once in awhile some know it all would tell him he couldn't go on a ride. With the wrist band they don't bother you. They have stands around the park or you can get a band at the actual ride. (they carry height sticks)

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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    Disneyland tried this for a few months, and it created more problems than it solved, some parents switched wristbands.

    So it was discontinued, as the person in charge of each ride is the ctual person responsible for verification.
    Oh, hmm. Yeah. Like so many great ideas, if placed in the wrong hands, can create quite a bit of destruction. Darn.

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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    Disneyland tried this for a few months, and it created more problems than it solved, some parents switched wristbands.

    So it was discontinued, as the person in charge of each ride is the ctual person responsible for verification.


    Parents would DO that? What kind of an idiot would jeapordize their child's safety like that?

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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    To me a disappointed child is easier to deal with than an injured child who was allowed to ride even though they didn't meet the height requirement.


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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DieFR
    You mean parents would do a thing like that?
    yes, they make their kids wear lifted shoes to the park or stuff toilet paper under their heels just so they can go on rides...they would do it...

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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAbe
    yes, they make their kids wear lifted shoes to the park or stuff toilet paper under their heels just so they can go on rides...they would do it...
    People on this forum have done it.

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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Since the height limits are often about the restraints working effectively, how about a test car out front. You put your child in the car and it flips upside down. If your child falls on his head, he can't ride the attraction.

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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lore
    Since the height limits are often about the restraints working effectively, how about a test car out front. You put your child in the car and it flips upside down. If your child falls on his head, he can't ride the attraction.
    Scary thing is, some people would actually do this.

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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    I still have the wristband from when they tried this out at DL. I had pixie kid measured. They were just the coated paper ones with the really sticky closure. Maybe if they used a different kind of wristband?

    Quote Originally Posted by lore
    Since the height limits are often about the restraints working effectively, how about a test car out front. You put your child in the car and it flips upside down. If your child falls on his head, he can't ride the attraction.
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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    We did this with our oldest son when Disneyland was doing it. No matter what there was some problem with it. We always knew how tall he was and it would measure him right but we would still get stopped at some rides and told he had to get measured there as well. Even though he had the wristband. My husband took him onto Star Tours one time and the CM working at the time said he needed to be measured. My husband showed the wristband to the CM and that CM had no clue about the things. I had heard some (not many) complain that the height was off on the things and they didn't measure their kids right. So there was alot of problems with this program. And we do still have a few of those wristbands laying around as well.
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    Re: How about a new way to handle height requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by Berry Princess
    I had heard some (not many) complain that the height was off on the things and they didn't measure their kids right.
    *GASP* Parents making conditional statements about their children???? Their own precious little never-do-a-single-thing-wrong children?????*GASP*

    *GASP* *GASP*

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