[QUOTE=Soundgod;1033541]I’ve seen many children get their height measured on most of the coasters I’ve ridden and usually the ride operators will try to help kids get that last inch, unless it’s pretty obvious that the child doesn’t measure up.
I have seen thick soles and I’ve seen poofy hair.
Thick soles will often work while poofy hair seldom does.
Posture also matters greatly. When the child stands up straight, they often gain enough stature to be allowed to ride.[/QUOTE]
This is true. My daughter was allowed to ride Space Mountain last month by the CM at the entrance to the ride, who measured her carefully and said she was just tall enough. When we tried to go back later in the day, she again received clearance by the entrance CM (a different one than before), but another CM measured her just before we reached the loading area and said he couldn’t tell if it was because she wouldn’t stand up straight, but he didn’t think she was tall enough. I explained that she had been cleared by two previous CMs and allowed to ride earlier in the day, to which he replied “well then she just got lucky earlier,” and told us she couldn’t ride.
I’m ALL for following the rules and safety guidelines, but what irritated me was the inconsistency. She was clearly tall enough at the measuring stick outside the ride, but she did look shorter at the measuring stick at the loading area. Not sure how or why this is, but it was disappointing for my little girl. I’m hoping they’ll let her ride this weekend on the next trip.