Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: What rides?

  1. #1

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    100

    What rides?

    My mom's boyfriend is taking his daughter with us to DL this weekend. She's 40 inches tall and were trying to figure out what rides she can do. It seems like a lot of stuff is 48', anybody have some advice.

  2. #2

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Pineapple Queen
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tiki Juice Bar
    Posts
    5,240

    Re: What rides?

    Check disneyland.com for specifics (it's not loading for me)...I believe you can do basically everything if you're 42'...she should at least be able to ride Matterhorn.

  3. #3

    •   
    • Skeevy Ray Vaughan
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fullerton
    Posts
    37,997

    Re: What rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedemon View Post
    My mom's boyfriend is taking his daughter with us to DL this weekend. She's 40 inches tall and were trying to figure out what rides she can do. It seems like a lot of stuff is 48', anybody have some advice.
    You're safe. 40 inches is the magical height in Disneyland. There's a few things at DCA she won't be able to ride, but 40 inches works on everything at DLand.


    Have fun!
    Chad

    Whoops, not Indiana Jones, but everything else.
    Last edited by aashee; 08-20-2007 at 08:17 PM. Reason: error

  4. #4

    • Junior Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    213

    Re: What rides?

    Almost.

    40 inches is indeed the magical height for Disneyland.
    BUT Indiana Jones is 46".

    So, in Disneyland, she can do everything except Indiana Jones.

    In California Adventure, there are several rides she can not ride:
    - Grizzly River Run (42")
    - California Screamin' (48")
    - Maliboomer (52")
    - Mulholland Madness (42")

    But there are notable exceptions:
    - Tower of Terror (40")
    - Soarin' Over California (40")
    - Jumpin' Jellyfish (40")
    - Tuck and Dive's (36")
    - Orange Stinger (40" if accompanied by an adult [do they allow lapsitting???? I don't know.] 48" if by yourself)
    - Sun Wheel (No height requirement at all).

  5. #5

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    55

    Re: What rides?

    I just measured my son tonight (we are going to DL in two weeks) and he's exactly 40" tall...ahhh, the magical height! He just wants to be tall enough to ride Star Tours LOL!

  6. #6

    •   
    • Skeevy Ray Vaughan
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fullerton
    Posts
    37,997

    Re: What rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by juliebutterfly View Post
    I just measured my son tonight (we are going to DL in two weeks) and he's exactly 40" tall...ahhh, the magical height! He just wants to be tall enough to ride Star Tours LOL!

    Better wear the big shoes just in case.

  7. #7

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    783

    Re: What rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedemon View Post
    She's 40 inches tall and were trying to figure out what rides she can do. It seems like a lot of stuff is 48', anybody have some advice.
    48' ?!?!?!?!!? Geez, we're all going to need really big stilts to be able to get in line for the rides!!!

  8. #8

    • Senior Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Bloody miles away
    Posts
    6,904

    Re: What rides?

    Beware of just being 40 inches tall! That was what I measured my son as before our trip and then when we got to the ride the measuring-stick-thingie was still half an inch above his head. Now either I used a faulty tape-measure, or Disney are adding an extra bit of hieght to be on the safe side - but just don't get your hopes up is all I'm saying. Disapointment was forthcoming.
    WDW - 1987 & 1991
    DLP - 1996, 2004, 2006 & 2007
    DLR - October 2011





  9. #9

    •   
      MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • has a brand new mindset
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    1157 miles from home
    Posts
    4,892

    Re: What rides?

    Good advice Nathan - on our trip when our daughter at age 4 was sooo close to the magical 40, there were different results on different rides even! She was ok'd for Star Tours but a "no" for Big Thunder.

    On the other hand our 3 year old was 40" on his 3rd birthday, so I think we're safe there if we wanted to put him on any of the 40" rides now that he's a whopping 3 1/2 (haven't measured him lately...must do that!).
    I love my awesome crazy wonderful friends!!

    "Do you remember in kindergarten, how you’d meet a kid,
    then 10 seconds later you’d be playing like you were best friends?"
    * * *


Similar Threads

  1. Lost Dark Rides: Tintin Rides at Walibi park in Belgium
    By AtomicBear in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 06-15-2009, 05:56 AM
  2. Best non Disney, Disney style rides (dark rides etc)
    By EricMontreal22 in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 03-01-2007, 11:20 AM
  3. New Rides ??
    By ihatemisssly in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-08-2007, 08:26 PM
  4. Rides at WDW you just can't do
    By The Fry Family in forum Walt Disney World Resort
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 12-29-2005, 10:59 AM
  5. Upside Down Rides Rides/Coasters
    By iCoaster in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 12-09-2005, 09:35 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •