8.2 #12552 (DL Qual #0

Mar 10, 2013 9:01 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I have a question for everyone out there... When we measure my son he is right at 40 inches.. Are the measurements off at Disneyland or do they match up accurately

They are checked with a metal pole every morning. However, kids where different shows and seem to shrink when they are under the measuring stand. - JungleBum  1017.0 #182 9:02PM
*wear & *shoes - Plumiegirl  10135.2 #8 10:08PM
What Baloo said. We are very careful to make sure that all height checks are as accurate as possible. - dlmickeymouseCM  2405.8 #62 10:57PM
When are you going? Maybe he'll grow a centimeter before your trip. - Alicewhoareyou  2556.5 #53 9:02PM
Is it accurate to a tape measure? And we are going last week of April/ first week of may - cheshirecat33  8.2 #12552 9:05PM
You've got 2 months of growth left. lol - Alicewhoareyou  2556.5 #53 9:08PM
Double up on socks and wear some platform boots. - CM_Shadowgamer  2515.9 #55 9:06PM
Lol! Platform boots ! Lol ! An image came to mind of ace frehley from kiss πŸ‘… - eviljules  1404.0 #124 9:10PM
Or stuff folded napkins in his shoes. It really works - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 9:18PM
I just want to make sure they are accurate to a tape measure... And make sure they aren't like 2 inches taller but call it 40 inches - cheshirecat33  8.2 #12552 9:12PM
They are accurate. - JungleBum  1017.0 #182 9:14PM
Trust CMBaloo, he knows what he's talkin' about! :) - Alicewhoareyou  2556.5 #53 9:16PM
Good way to teach him to stand up straight, shoulders back, all that ...... then when he is being measured, he will be ready, I think some kids get a little nervous and duck a little. so cute when they just barely pass, they look so proud!! - secretagentangel  4658.7 #28 9:21PM
They had my daughter raise her hands while standing there which made her tall and straight. The CMs do try to help but also want them to be safe. Remember the rides he isn't tall enough for get a pass that will allow him to come back when he's tall enough, you have to ask for it at each attraction. - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1901.2 #88 9:28PM
Thank you everyone!!!! For your help!!! - cheshirecat33  8.2 #12552 9:31PM
I was once told you could go to city hall, get measured once and get a wristband so you don't have to measure up at each ride. Does anyone know if there is any truth to that? - Chavez  4.5 #20824 9:37PM
That would be SO awesome! My daughter always hated being measured because she'd BARELY pass and always bump her head a little. I'd told my husband that would be a great thing if they did that! - LoveDland  336.1 #719 9:45PM
Agreed! It was something I had heard, but never looked into. My son is the same way!! I think we will check into it tomorrow. - Chavez  4.5 #20824 10:09PM
I think they did this back in the 90's for a short while. - PrincessDuckie  904.9 #202 10:20PM
My daughter just made 40" exactly our last trip. She was measured at each ride where there's a height requirement. Standing tall, she passed the test; however, we were warned each time that she may be measured again before boarding the ride, and that the decision of that CM trumps all others. She was measured a 2nd time for Soarin' & Radiator Springs, but there was no issue. An older gentleman in line or RSR told me that he used to stuff folded newspaper in the shoes underneath his kids feet back in the day. - Diz_Mel  96.0 #3652 10:29PM
My daughter was exactly 40" (with a tape measure) shoes included. We had no issues. She was measured each time but we were allowed on the attractions. :) good luck. - CheshireCam  200.2 #1989 10:33PM
We measure our son before we leave home every time (which is typically every 3-4 months). While he measures up at home, I've noticed not all the measuring poles are on the flattest ground. Sometimes we get turned away from a ride, go back later in the day or another day, and he's allowed to ride by a different CM. Just keep in mind that the measurement might be different and don't let yourself get upset by it - duckymomo  45.3 #4977 10:45PM
My daughter was just barely 40 inchs when we went in Feb. She got on everything With the exception of TOT. That one I could fit a full finger under for some reason - Mrs.Jumbo  214.2 #1816 11:06PM
My daughter, although super brave, is very petite. It took her forever to meet the height req for Screamin, and when she did, she had the habit of ducking *under* the measure line and got denied! She fixed that habit right away :) - tdashgirl  320.4 #800 7:56AM
When my daughter was going through this same thing, she never made the cut at Jumpin Jellyfish. It was a whole inch off. She would ride Space, TOT, and all the 40 inch rides except for that one. The day she finally measured up she was so happy she literally jumped for joy and bumped her head right into the measuring pole. - tballzz  558.2 #362 8:08AM
Put 2" shoes on him just to make sure:) j/k... - HappyPrincess  25.1 #6513 8:11AM

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