Disneyland was designed by Walt Disney as a place where parents and children could have fun together, not as a place where children ride rides while adults watch. However, there is one advantage adults have over kids when it comes to lots of rides: adults are taller. Many Disneylands and Disney World rides have height requirements that prevent young children from riding them., but it turns out there’s something special about Disneyland for some kids who aren’t tall enough yet. It’s a really cute gesture that might actually run into trouble when people find out about it.
BUT tik tak recently went viral, a video that revealed something that many people, including myself, probably didn’t know existed. Turns out Disneyland actors have access to cards they can hand out to kids who aren’t tall enough to ride certain rides. The cards give the child the opportunity to skip the line when they return in the future and reach the minimum height requirement.
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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Cast members are empowered to help guests have a magical experience. in the parks, and that’s one way that’s really good. It’s easy to imagine a child getting frustrated when they realize they’re not tall enough to ride. This little card could completely change their attitude, giving them a reason to look forward to that special time in the future. Disney Cast members do everything, including snake fighting.and we don’t appreciate them enough.
But many people in the comments to the video are actually very upset that this secret has now been revealed. Two potential problems are recognized, one of which is that there will be people who will want to receive the card as a souvenir rather than actually using it. Another problem is that Disneyland doesn’t usually give this card to every child who doesn’t reach the height bar. It would be better known if that were the case. It’s used on special occasions, but now a lot more people find out they exist and they’ll start asking for them, perhaps even trying to get the kids on the rides because they know they’re too small to just ask for them. card.
This is an issue we’ve seen with other “hacks”, the word has become shorthand for “people taking advantage of the generosity of Disney Cast members”. After one woman TikTok went viral after she received a free shirt for a “dress code” at Walt Disney World.many more people started intentionally wearing inappropriate clothing at Disney parks in an attempt to get free shirts. Fewer people at Disney World are now having success with the dress codeprobably because the park is trying to discourage such behavior.
It’s easy to see something similar here. If people start asking for these cards all the time, or make a fuss if they don’t get them, then it’s not hard to imagine that this advantage will be taken away, which means that it will not be available to children for whom it could be useful. really good.
So while it’s nice to know that this special item exists, let’s not overdo it, okay? Let the actors decide when to use it and when not. This will make the experience even more magical for those who can actually use it, and someday it could be you.