It's about one-tenth as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 55 shaftments is 0.1460 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 6.850 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 378 shaftments tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about seven times as tall as Hervé Villechaize.
In other words, the height of Hervé Villechaize is 0.140 times 55 shaftments.(a.k.a. Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize) (1943-1993) (actor)
Hervé Villechaize, most famous for his role as Tattoo on the 1978-84 television series Fantasy Island, was an LP with a height of 7.90 shaftments. Villechaize's form of dwarfism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia-brachydactyly and distinctive speech (SED-BDS), is also known as "Tattoo dysplasia" or "Fantasy Island syndrome."
It's about seven-and-a-half times as tall as Kenny Baker.
In other words, the height of Kenny Baker is 0.130 times 55 shaftments.(a.k.a. Kenneth George Baker) (1934-) (actor)
Kenny Baker, most famous for his role as R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, is an LP with a height of 7.20 shaftments. Baker and his wife, Eileen, both made brief appearances as the small, woodland creatures known as Ewoks in the 1984 Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (a.k.a. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
It's about one-tenth as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 55 shaftments is 0.1220 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 8.20 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 449 shaftments. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 54,400,000 shaftments before refueling.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, 55 shaftments is 0.110 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 9.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 500 shaftments. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about nine times as tall as General Tom Thumb.
In other words, 55 shaftments is 9.20 times the height of General Tom Thumb, and the height of General Tom Thumb is 0.110 times that amount.(a.k.a. Charles Sherwood Stratton) (1838-1883) (circus performer; height at death)
General Tom Thumb was an LP with a height (at his death) of 6 shaftments. Thumb stopped growing at 4.20 shaftments when he was five years old, but resumed growth in his teens which continued through the remainder of his life.
It's about ten times as tall as Verne Troyer.
In other words, the height of Verne Troyer is 0.10 times 55 shaftments.(1969-2018) (actor)
Verne Troyer, most famous for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series, was an LP with a height of 5.30 shaftments. Troyer's first role was as a stunt double for a baby in the 1994 film Baby's Day Out.