A first, of all our visits.
Went to Disneyland Monday, were going to meet up with friends from washington state. My wife and I are both annual passholders, and brought our 2, almost 3 year old daughter.
I'm 6'3", 230 lbs. with a size 14 shoe. My girl is her father's daughter, she is tall but still just a toddler. 2 going on 3.
They would not let her in without a ticket. We pleaded with the stink-eyed cast member, but she refused. She finally called over another cast member, and both stood by her that my daughter needed a ticket. We don't usually carry a copy of her birth certificate in our wallets, so had no way to prove it. Since we came with exactly $50 cash, we would have been left without food, drinks, or anything to buy a ticket we did not need.
In the end, they turned us away. My little girl sung about mickey mouse ( she made up her own song) all the way down in the morning. And left crying that she didn't want to go home, she wanted to see mickey mouse.
I thought this was absurd.
My daughter (pic in my profile, about 5 months ago) is not heavy or anything, she is just really tall for her age. Taller than my neighbors 4 year old. Thats not her fault, and cast members need to give the benefit of the doubt when it could go either way. We go fairly often, and have never had a problem. This incident really got to me though.....
My little girl doesn't take up much room, but adds a crowds worth of joy to the park. The CM's need to calm down, and trust honest people.