Guests Under Fire for Putting Children In Height-Boosting Shoes To Evade Disney Park Rules

Colorful amusement park entrance for Pixar Pier, featuring a large circular sign with the lettering "Pixar Pier" at the center of a roller coaster structure. Palm trees and lights adorn the area below, with a sign reading "Midway Mania!" in the foreground—perfect for any Disney Adult seeking nostalgia.
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In recent times, there has been a growing concern at Disney parks regarding guests attempting to bypass height requirements for certain attractions by resorting to unconventional methods. One such concerning trend that has caught the attention of park officials is the practice of some parents outfitting their children with height-boosting shoes in a bid to make them appear taller than they actually are.

This behavior has raised red flags among park staff and management, leading to increased vigilance and enforcement of height restrictions to ensure the safety of all visitors. By taking advantage of these height-enhancing measures, these guests not only risk their own safety but also jeopardize the well-being of others by attempting to circumvent established rules and regulations put in place for a reason.

Once again, Disney fans are filled with rage after seeing such bad guest behavior put on display for the rest of the world. Fans wonder what changes will be made as this problem continues to become apparent for Disney.

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Children on The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

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Height-Boosting Shoes Pose Serious Risk

It seems like a simple enough idea: put your child in platform shoes to make sure they can ride Disney roller coasters with the rest of the family. However, what these guests may not realize is the fact that they are potentially putting their child at serious risk of slipping out of the ride vehicles. Unfortunately, numerous families have been caught doing this action on social media.


Y’all tell me if this is allowed or not???? 🤔😅 #themepark #disney #disneyrides #rollercoaster #themeparks #dca

♬ Funny – Gold-Tiger

The use of height-boosting shoes to deceive ride attendants and gain access to attractions with specific height requirements not only undermines the integrity of the park regulations but also poses significant safety risks. These regulations are not arbitrary; they are carefully designed to ensure that riders are adequately prepared for the intensity and dynamics of each attraction.

By attempting to manipulate these guidelines, guests not only potentially put themselves in harm’s way but also compromise the overall experience and safety of other park attendees. The primary goal of height restrictions is to prevent accidents and injuries by ensuring that individuals meet the necessary physical criteria to participate safely in each ride.

An Important Reminder

Disney parks prioritize the safety and enjoyment of all guests, and height requirements play a crucial role in upholding these standards. These regulations are in place to guarantee that visitors can fully and safely engage in the magic of Disney attractions without compromising their well-being. One cast member even went as far as to call out this behavior on TikTok.


“Live a little” sure but you still have to obey the rules of the business you willingly went to. #disneyworld #disneyhorror #dcp #disneysecrets #disneyland

♬ original sound – Tyson Blatter

It is imperative for all guests to recognize the significance of height requirements at Disney parks and to respect the rules set in place for their well-being. By following these guidelines and prioritizing safety, visitors can ensure a memorable and secure experience at the park while upholding the magical atmosphere that Disney is renowned for providing.

Let us all embrace these regulations as essential safeguards rather than obstacles, fostering a culture of responsibility and care for the collective enjoyment of all who step into the enchanting world of Disney. Hopefully, Disney will do more to prevent this from happening in the future.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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