yawetag wrote:I'm a fan of the places that have bracelets for heights. I know Hersheypark had it when I was there a few years ago, but haven't seen any other park mention it.
TEDodd wrote:Dollywood has a central measurement station like that and different color bands for different heights.
Even with "official height checks" at guest services where you can get a wristband, the ride ops still have the final say on if someone gets to ride or not. There are various reasons from "shrinking during the day", to body frame/size (might be too petite even with the correct height)...I've seen several reasons over the years.
bgtlover wrote:Even with "official height checks" at guest services where you can get a wristband, the ride ops still have the final say on if someone gets to ride or not. There are various reasons from "shrinking during the day", to body frame/size (might be too petite even with the correct height)...I've seen several reasons over the years.
Agreed. But in situations where someone is juuuuuuuuuuuust below the measurement on the ride but has a marking to indicate they hit that during their "official" measurement, I can see a ride op allowing that. Obviously, an inch or more would be cause for questioning, but some discretion should definitely be allowed.
I've kind of been wishing for a central measurement station at SFoG. My 3 year old and I go almost every weekend and he is right at 42 inches. Taking a little guy up to a ride and waiting in line, then being told he can't ride is literally a nightmare. He has no fear and already gets upset that he can't ride Goliath so he gets upset by this and I get to deal with the aftermath
Rather than a bracelet, why not a stamp of some sort on the wrist? You can't pass it to another person, and if it gets rubbed off for some reason, you can always go back and get re-checked. Or, you can just chance the measurement by a ride op.
Went to SFOG this past week and overall rode every coaster except for Blue Hawk but when i was on Mindbender the rideop was enforcing the no glasses rule on it and this was the first EVER time they've done this on Mindbender. It was total BS so i held my glasses and when the train left the station i put them back on. My glasses didnt even budge in the slightest. So after that i rode it again and did the same thing. The Rideops are so inconsistent with the loose article rule. They need to do somethint about it.
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