Published: July 2, 2014 at 11:32 AM7 dwarfs has a really small ride vehicle. My wife has a knee injury and can't bend it much so she couldn't ride that one because of the lack of legroom. (And was deeply disappointed.)
Published: July 2, 2014 at 11:44 AMLeg room is a problem regardless of disability. People are generally getting larger and fatter. I'm a tall person. Most seats are rather uncomfortable. Thus, the older rides with the smaller vehicles are a problem. As Disney retrofits older rides with new tracks and vehicles, they can alleviate the situation, but nothing will truly fix the problem. Only new rides seem to resolve the situation.
Published: July 2, 2014 at 12:10 PMDudley Do-Right has the worst leg room on any ride, ever. I love the attraction, but have to hurdle obstacles for it.
Published: July 2, 2014 at 12:50 PMThrowing fuel onto the flames... Matterhorn Bobsleds (post-refurb), anyone?
Published: July 2, 2014 at 12:57 PMI agree with Robert - Matterhorn in DLR
Published: July 2, 2014 at 1:11 PMThe Cars ride in Disneyland Paris has hardly any leg room, especially in the front seats!
Published: July 2, 2014 at 1:20 PMHere's a list of rides that I have trouble fitting on due to legroom. (I'm 6'6".)
Barnstormer (then again, it was made for children, I guess)
it's a small world (every row but the front; I only fit in other rows if I sit sideways)
Magic Carpets of Aladdin (the joystick gets in my way)
Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (back row seems worse; getting the bar down is kind of awkward, I either have to put the center bar it between my legs if I'm riding solo or be squished on one side if I'm riding with a friend)
Pirates of the Caribbean (every row but the front; the new boats have a place to put just my feet underneath the bench in front, so I can actually sit in other rows now)
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Space Mountain (even the front rows)
Splash Mountain (getting in is difficult but I can get the lap bar down easily)
Tomorrowland Speedway (getting in is very hard but I can actually get to the pedal if I sit with my knees up)
Gran Fiesta Tour (every row but the front; same as small world)
Maelstrom (every row but the front; kind of the same issue as small world and Gran Fiesta Tour, but different boat)
Spaceship Earth (I have more legroom in the back, but my knees always touch the seat in front of me, so I usually sit sideways)
Test Track (I cannot sit in the back rows, but front rows have more legroom because there's no bench in front)
Rock n Roller Coaster (I could fit in the legroom rows [1 and 7? I haven't been on in years] and the other rows were a tight squeeze; this was mostly a torso height problem for me)
Star Tours (not that bad, but I prefer sitting in the last seat of the back row so I can put my legs out in front of me)
Published: July 3, 2014 at 9:07 AMForbidden Journey is not designed for larger people. If you have a large belly you can forget this ride and it is one of the newer rides. I wish designers would consider all sizes and situations when designing ride cars. We all come to these parks for one reason, FUN!!!!!!!
Published: July 3, 2014 at 9:36 AMEvery time I ride Jurrasic Park my legs and knees are smashed by the big drop at the end. EVERY TIME! Why do I still ride it?
Published: July 4, 2014 at 9:41 AMI have room issues on the Superman coaster cars at SFNE & Darien Lakes there is NO leg room whatsoever! My shins and knees got squished & bashed pretty good b/c of the strange restraints.
I alsi had issues with Georgia Cyclone coaster at SFOG & the new trains on the Arkansas Twister b/c the seats were more narrow & I had a very difficult time squishing in there & Road Runner Express at SFFTx...a bit too short for me, I had to spread my knees sideways to fit.
Also I detest the new cars/restraints for the remodeled Iron Rattler at SFFTx. Nothing to hold on to except a knob in between the legs & the lap bar barely fit b/c I'm a taller person, my legs had no room so my knees had to either bend sideways or be raised up where the lap bar wouldn't fit well. NOT comfortable! I'm not planning on riding it again.