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    New height requirements for the Aqua Duck

    They were testing some new measurements while I was on the Disney Dream, and at one point had put new tape on the measuring stick to indicate a taller single-rider requirement. Now it looks like the change is final, and there are new height standards for the Aqua Duck. These changes go into effect Thursday, February 24th.

    Riders must be 42" tall to ride with someone else. This is a 6" drop from the previous requirement, which means lots more kids will be allowed to ride.

    However, to ride alone you must now be 54" tall. This is a 6" increase from the previous requirement, and we've been told this has more to do with weight than height. The raft needs a certain amount of weight on it to get up the two hills, and an under-weight raft is more likely to get stuck, forcing the ride to be shut down while they evacuate the stuck rafter.

    If a rider is under 7 years old, they must ride with someone 14 years of age or older.

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    I think Cub will make 42" by the time we go on the Fantasy next year since he's 40" now. Yay!

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    Just wondering... is there a weight requirement / limit as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusMan View Post
    Just wondering... is there a weight requirement / limit as well?
    I thought I read at one time it was 250 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GusMan View Post
    Just wondering... is there a weight requirement / limit as well?
    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyphile View Post
    With my current weight, I'm thinking I could reach mach 10 in that sucker.
    Quote Originally Posted by Karin View Post
    I thought I read at one time it was 250 lbs.
    If it's 250, then I should've seriously broken the thing. Nope. You guys should be good. I think that the increase from 48" to 54" for single rider should address the minimum weight thing so that nobody's so light that they get stuck in the tube.

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