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Maximum Weight on rides

Walt Disney World: i would like to know max weight for rides

From bella ruiz
Posted August 1, 2006 at 9:49 PM
i was wondering if anyone knows what the maximum weight allowed on disney world rides and the universal rides? i have someone in our party that is overweight, someone help me out thanks :o)


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From Erik Yates
Posted August 2, 2006 at 5:09 AM
It really depends on the rides and attractions, and how overweight the person is. I myself am considered obese, but can still fit all of the restraints on all of the Islands of Adventure coasters with no problem. There are not really a lot of restrictions on the rides themselve, and I hate to sound like this, but as long as they can fit into the seat comfortably and safely, they can ride. Check with the various park websites and call the customer service lines to make sure.

From Tom C
Posted August 2, 2006 at 5:58 AM
The only theme park that I know of that has a restriciton on weight is DollyWood, with their one flume b/c they have to even out the weight to keep the ride safe. As far as the Orlando Parks, as long as you can safely fit in the seat, they can't (and won't) say anything about your weight.

From steve lammert
Posted August 8, 2006 at 12:05 PM
Dolly woods log flume has been gone for three years!

From steve lammert
Posted August 8, 2006 at 12:05 PM
Dolly woods log flume has been gone for three years!

From Greg S
Posted August 8, 2006 at 12:50 PM
Plus, from what I've heard, since Orlando is home to more "overweight" people, they upped the size limits for most attractions. See: Kraken vs. Scream. Seats for Kraken at Sea World FL are just a tad bit larger than Screams at SFMM CA.

Now, I'm sure it's the same for Islands, and Disney World. But, it ALSO depends on how overweight the person is as well. I am a tall person, and slightly overweight. I can fit on all rides that I've been on, but some are a tight squeeze (Batman: The Ride). Others are fine. I remembered that most of the WDW rides to be more roomier, and more comfortable. I'm sure S/he'll be OK.

But, just for background, has this person had trouble with rides at previous visits to other Amusement parks?

From steve lee
Posted August 8, 2006 at 3:22 PM
I can't imagine any problems with anything at Disney. I'm not the sveltest guy in the world, and most everything there is pretty roomy. I believe all the coasters at Islands have at least one "big boy" seat that can handle people who can't quite make it into the regular seats (the "big boy" seats have two belts rather than the one centered belt). Someone with a better mind for details can probably pinpoint which row that seat is on.

But really, unless we're talking about Mr. Creosote himself, there won't be many problems squeezing into attractions down there.

From Daniel Binder
Posted August 8, 2006 at 3:49 PM
If I'm not mistaken, Hulk has them on rows 3 and 6 for oversized people. Not sure about the Dragons though. I'm 6'4, 235 and Mummy, JRPA, and Back to the Future are TIGHT fits for me. Most of the other rides are fine. When I say tight, I'm referring more to my legs being somewhat bent in an awkward position unless I manuever it just right with some wiggling after the lapbars go down. On Men in Black, the lap bars are individual, not a single bar for the whole row, so your friend should be fine there. Jimmy Neutron may be a problem, and your friend might have to sit on a bench adjacent to the moving seats.

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