A few years ago I went to Disneyland with some friends. We were waiting in line for Splash Mountain. That line takes a while so we started to mingle with the other people around us, including the family with three young kids behind us. They were your standard Disneyland tourist family. There was mom and dad with two boys and a girl. The girl was the oldest and was probably nine years old, the middle boy was about seven, and the youngest boy was four years old. The youngest kid was tiny, but he was able to stand in line because he met the ride’s height requirement by a fraction of an inch thanks in part to his pair of platform shoes. He looked like he was wearing stilts. Those platform shoes gave him an extra two and a half inches. I had to compliment the parents on their ingenuity. They told me that the shoes were hand-me-downs and that their other kids had worn them previously. They told me that platform shoes were the only way to do Disneyland with kids. I told them I would pass on their words of wisdom. Today I finally have. You’re welcome.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young