When a member of your family is too short to go on one of the theme parks, there may be a problem with that. For example, a family visiting Universal Orlando Resorts Islands of Adventure recently posted a video on TikTok showing them putting their children shoes up in order to make her look taller in an effort to get her on The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. That video has now been removed.
The family's original video on TikTok indicated that the young daughter really wanted to go on the Spider-Man ride at Universal Orlando, and so they found a way to enhance her appearance, which is 40 inches tall. The family had asked the family to undo the hair, because she appeared to be too small and would not allow the girl to ride until her height was verified, which the family did not appreciate.
After several others on TikTok pointed out that the rules are there for safety reasons, and that the Team Member was only doing his job. It's a fact that people have died on attractions recently. It's unfortunate that it had become something like that.
We know that this is something that people do. Chris Hemsworth has stated that he put candy cars in his children's shoes in order to put them in the Tower of Terror. This isnt boosting a child by a fraction of an inch.
I can understand the agony that comes with being too short to go on theme park rides. Even trying something like this is a recipe for frustration because if you do it to try and get your kid on the ride, as happened here, you only end up upseting the kid that much more than if you had just told them.
It's unclear what the purpose of the original post was. If the family had succeeded in putting their kid in the queue, posting the video would have been sufficient, but here's what appears to be a tactic: to wreak havoc on Universal Orlando or this one Team Member, and clearly that's not appropriate.
The key takeaway from this is to follow the rules at theme parks. There is also a Spider-Man attraction at Disney California Adventure that does not require height restrictions, so if you want to see Spider-Man, there is that.