height restrictions on coasters

Friday, March 29, 2002 6:10 AM

We are trying to plan a trip to (possibly) Six Flags Great America. I have daughter who is 52 inches tall and I wanted to know what all she can ride there OR not. Any websites with these details? I already checked the actual SFGA site. Also the same with SFWOA. And any discounts for these would be appreciated.

Friday, March 29, 2002 6:15 AM

Unfortunately your daughter is 2 inches shy of getting on Raging Bull, Iron Wolf, Deja-Vu, V2, Batman: TR, and Shockwave.

She will be able to ride Whizzer, Demon, Viper, American Eagle, and Spacely Sprocket Rockets.

She will also be able to ride all the flat rides.

Hope this helps.

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Friday, March 29, 2002 11:53 AM

Shoes with 2" heels come to mind.

Friday, March 29, 2002 12:01 PM
:)....that's what I did to this little kid i went to Dorney with...we stuffed styrofoam in his shoes until his feet were almost out of his shoes....it worked too.

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Friday, March 29, 2002 12:56 PM

Just a word of advice, when you go to the park and you made her 54 inches tall, go to customer service and get a stamp that says she is 54 inches tall or for every ride, they will check her height and some of the ride ops don't measure correctly and then they won't let her go on.\

P.S. this has happened to me 2 years ago.


Friday, March 29, 2002 1:11 PM
I hope you guys realize height restrictions are made for safety reasons. Guests can get so mad if their kid is too short but it's like they don't realize it's for their kids own safety. Stuffing things in shoes is just plain old stupid. I can see the news now..."Tonight at 11, a little boys life ends tragically short after he fell out of a roller coaster he was too short to ride."
Friday, March 29, 2002 1:17 PM
Along the lines of what LTLWcbYbe wrote (geez what a complicated nickname! ) the kid falls out of the ride or gets imjured (due to his actual too shortness) and they look at the stamp on his hand and proclaim that not enough precautions are taken for rides and coasters.. then it's more OTSR's and more restrictions for those of us who try to not break the rules meant to protect us. I thought we all didn't want to see that happen. Just because you couldn't wait another year for more height on the child.

*** This post was edited by coderGirl on 3/29/2002. ***

Friday, March 29, 2002 4:24 PM
I dont think being 2 inches two short is going to throw you out of a coaster! I bet you everyone has stuffed things in peoples shoes to make them an inch or 2 higher!
Friday, March 29, 2002 7:09 PM
As a former ride opp for CP and IOA I can tell you that shoe stuffing and "Spice Girl shoes" are a BAD idea. If you really care for the saftey of your child (and I have no doubt you do), please don't shoe stuff. Medical professionals and ride manufacturers suddgest the required size of people to safely enjoy the attraction.

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