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Things at the Disneyland Resort that have overstayed their welcome

mickEblu

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A lot of kids that are 40" are too afraid to go on the Tower/Guardians. 40" is about the average height of a 4-5 year old. The jellyfish sounds perfect for that age group.
I need my kid to hurry up and get to 40” while he’s still into the Cars franchise. I think he’s at 38” now with no shoes. Maybe a pair of sneakers with a thick sole? I’ve read that the height requirement guides (?) at the park are little on the high side ?
 

Phrubruh

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It's not like I have an unusual opinion on this one. From The Unofficial Guide:

"Mostly a children's ride, Jumpin' Jellyfish is paradoxically off-limits to those who would most enjoy it because of its 40-inch minimum-height restriction. For adults, the attraction is a real snore. Oops, make that a real bore - the paltry 45 seconds duration of the ride is not long enough to fall asleep."
Like an outdated book written by a man-child means anything. Thousands of children evjoy enjoy the ride every week.
 

CaptainAmerica

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Like an outdated book written by a man-child means anything. Thousands of children evjoy enjoy the ride every week.
I'm not sure why you're so defensive about that ride in particular. My child rode it three days ago. She was bored despite being just barely big enough. That's all I'm saying.
 

Darkbeer1

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I need my kid to hurry up and get to 40” while he’s still into the Cars franchise. I think he’s at 38” now with no shoes. Maybe a pair of sneakers with a thick sole? I’ve read that the height requirement guides (?) at the park are little on the high side ?
There is only one Official measuring post, as approved by DOSH. The Lead has the final call on if a person can ride. It is located on the loading platform and has a camera watching just in case something bad happens.

So Disney does make the unofficial posts a bit on the high side to prevent problems at the loading platform. But if it is 40 inches, the state says you MUST be 40 inches wearing normal footwear and that the measurement is at the top of the head, and no hair involved. So advise your child to stand up straight.

If your child is refused due to being under the limit, it is for your child's safety and the correct decision.
 

mickEblu

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Ok, I'll bite... What's wrong with the ramp? I haven't been there since it was added, but I can say (at least in theory) that a ramp is WAY better than the freakshow that was the rickety elevator they had before.
The ramp is a bit of an eyesore from the main walkway and makes the area looked cramped. I haven’t looked at the picture In a while but I believe they also made the mistake of not making the rock wall a bit higher to conceal the ramp from view from the walkway. They also took all the cool overhead tarps down. It all just looks more generic and squeaky clean now with a bamboo fence from Home Depot really shining now where as before it one didn’t notice. Basically the charm factor went down from a 10 to like a 2.

Thanks for playing but I wasn’t looking for anyone to bite though. I made my opinion very clear on one of these threads when it was first unveiled.
 

SuddenStorm

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The ramp is a bit of an eyesore from the main walkway and makes the area looked cramped. I haven’t looked at the picture In a while but I believe they also made the mistake of not making the rock wall a bit higher to conceal the ramp from view from the walkway. They also took all the cool overhead tarps down. It all just looks more generic and squeaky clean now with a bamboo fence from Home Depot really shining now where as before it one didn’t notice. Basically the charm factor went down from a 10 to like a 2.

Thanks for playing but I wasn’t looking for anyone to bite though. I made my opinion very clear on one of these threads when it was first unveiled.
That's a huge issue with how Disney does stuff now. Everything looks off the shelf, "generic". Tropical Hideaway is like this- it's a cute restaurant, and better than Aladdin's Oasis, but the whole thing just feels like the Great Value version of Adventureland.
 

Kram Sacul

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The ramp is a bit of an eyesore from the main walkway and makes the area looked cramped. I haven’t looked at the picture In a while but I believe they also made the mistake of not making the rock wall a bit higher to conceal the ramp from view from the walkway. They also took all the cool overhead tarps down. It all just looks more generic and squeaky clean now with a bamboo fence from Home Depot really shining now where as before it one didn’t notice. Basically the charm factor went down from a 10 to like a 2.

Thanks for playing but I wasn’t looking for anyone to bite though. I made my opinion very clear on one of these threads when it was first unveiled.
They also removed a carefully placed tree that made the transition from the Jolly Holiday to Adventureland work. Not anymore.
 

Disney Irish Bruh

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I need my kid to hurry up and get to 40” while he’s still into the Cars franchise. I think he’s at 38” now with no shoes. Maybe a pair of sneakers with a thick sole? I’ve read that the height requirement guides (?) at the park are little on the high side ?
Easy 2" remedy for only $39.99, shoe lifts....
 
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