Branson Tracks

Too Short or Not Too Short? . . . That is the Question

How to “Do the Track” . . . Sideline-Style
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Amy, a mom with the "inside track," and her daughters.

Last week, I played a little numbers game in this post and promised that I would explain in more detail the measuring system that The Track has in place. After all, how tall your kids are makes a big difference in what they will be able to enjoy at The Track.

I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have these things in mind NOW and not LATER (like after you’ve promised your child he can drive the rookie carts and he finds out he can’t – oops).

So, today I am delivering on my promise.  Are you ready?

Before I get into the particulars, I need to share with you a few general things about The Track’s measuring system:

  1. The Track follows the manufacturer height and age requirements for safety and liability reasons . . . your child’s SAFETY is a top priority.
  2. The Track’s goal is to verify the height / age of guests at the sales counter so that they will only have to be measured one time instead of at each ride.
  3. The height that the Track worker measures your child on the day of your visit is the “official” height that will be used to determine which attractions your child can drive/ride that day.  Therefore . . .
  4. Shoes matter – the type of shoes, that is.  Sometimes the difference between whether your child will measure tall enough to ride is the difference between tennis shoes and flip flops.  So, by all means, where the tennis shoes if need be!!

So, this is what happens when you arrive at the sales counter . . . once you purchase your Go-Card (remember, it’s the best deal!) :-), the sales associate will ask to measure anyone in your party who is not visibly taller that the height-measuring sign:

There is a handy-dandy measuring device that rests on top of the head so that the attendant can accurately measure your child’s height.  Based on height, your child will receive a colored arm band that signifies to you – and the ride attendants – which rides your child is tall enough to enjoy!

It’s that easy.

Oh, and this is pretty great . . . For any little ones in your group who are measured under 36″ (which means they can’t ride as a passenger on the go-karts, bumper boats, etc), they will receive a “Future Driver’s License” which entitles them to a free ride once they are tall enough.  Nice!!

And, for a preview of “how tall you have to be to ride certain rides” be sure to check out my How to ‘Do the Track’ . . . Big-Kid Style post for a quick lesson in the numbers.  Enjoy!