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    Talking 40 1/2" with shoes on

    I just wanted to share how excited I am. We are going to Disneyland in 2 weeks and I just measured my son and he is just tall enough to ride Splash Mtn and BTM with me.
    He wanted to ride them when we were there in July but he just wasn't tall enough and was complately bummed.
    This is going to be a great trip. He has no idea we are going and he can now ride the "big boy" rides

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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    40 inches is perfect. He can ride everything but Indiana Jones.

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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    Welcome to MiceChat to another Disney Zoner!!!!!

    How exciting! You guys are gonna have a great time! Next Summer my nephews will be tall enough, and I know how excited they are!!
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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    Thanks for the Welcome.
    There is a lot of people here from Phoenix. I will remember that next time we are lookin for a car (mine sucks and won't make it) *LOL*

    Matt is also tall enough for Space but I think I will wait til he is 5 before we take him on that.

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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    We would generally recommend that parents measure out the 40 at home... then add 1/2in just to be safe! Congrats... this is one of the few times when I will say this "Buy a ride photo!". Welcome to MiceChat.
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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    wonderful! we've a similar milestone! My youngest has been mad she couldn't ride Screamin' now for YEARS...well, next week is HER turn! She's eaten her veggies all summer long and pay off time has arrived!

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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    WoooooooooooooooHoooooooooooo!!!!!! Zonie chatters rule!!!!! Welcome!
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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    Welcome, MM!!!!!

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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    I took my matthew there yesterday for his 4th bday (turned 4 today)....he finally made the height...so he went on space,splash & big thunder...he loved everybit...did not get any pics, cause he was too short so you could not see him in them, I tried to take a few of my own as you can see below.

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    boarding space


    boarding BTMR

    going up the 1st hill in the dark...(see the fear)
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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    That is very cute! Our son is turning 2 wednesday and he is already 37.75 inches. He has qualified for Matterhorn for a while now, but I don't know that I could take him on there since it is so bumpy! Have fun exploring all the new rides with the little guy.

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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    My little Monkey was 40 inches on his 3rd birthday! So, he should be well beyond tall enough for most of the stuff he would want to go on. Funny thing is that when his sister was a little more than 4, we had to take, um, extra measures (padsinshoes) to get her to the magic 40. She chose to not ride Splash, Big Thunder or Space and while we were disappointed, it was ok. But she wanted to do Star Tours. We walked her up, got the OK on her height and off they went. Only to come back a little too soon to find me - she chickened out. Daddy was bummed.

    Cut to 5 years later and the Monkey is going to be not yet 4 on his next trip and well beyond any height requirements and weighs almost as much as she does at the age of 9 (she's a skinny twig of a thing) and daddy is all "I don't think he should ride any of those rides yet!"

    So, I'm going to enjoy this thread and reading about others experiences with taking kids that might seem a bit young on the "big kid rides".
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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    Awinner those are great photos!!
    How did he do on Space Mountain ?? That is the one I am woried about taking Matthew on.
    Matterhorn he got to sit between my legs and I could hold onto him. Splash He will sit in front of me and I can hold onto him and BTM he will sit next to me where again I can hold onto him *LOL*
    I know the seating in Space is different where I wouldn't be able to grab him if he was to get scared


    Thisguy74 - The ride wasn't that bad for him. He just chilled between my legs on Matterhorn. He was actually more scared on Gadgets Go Coaster becuase it was to bumpy for him

    TinkerMonkey - Your husband cracks me up. You would think that he wouldn't want your little girl on the rides because its to dangerous but let your son on because "its manly" *LOL*

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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    How exciting!!! My nephew just recently passed the 40" mark. Lots more fun to be had for everyone.
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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    I am so excited for you, its great when they reach that magic 40 incdh mark.

    My daughter was 40 inches without shoes last spring. We finally took her on Splash and Soarin a few weeks ago. She will not be doing splash again for a while, it scared her to death. Soaring however she loved! I don't think we will try BTM or the others till she is a bit older. She is pertty brave but I will not do it tioll she says she is ready. I think she is big enough for Mulholland Madness and GRR now too, but I don't plan on those either just yet.

    Have a great time!

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    Re: 40 1/2" with shoes on

    Haha...the first time i went i wasnt tall enough and then my family went a year later and i was juuuuust at the right spot.....its so cool getting to go on for the first time.....


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