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Six Flags Great Adventure: The concern i have is for my girlfriends brother. He is 17 years old but weights in the neighborhood of 350 pounds. Which rides should we avoid and which rides have larger seats?

From Oswaldo Diaz
Posted May 23, 2007 at 9:52 AM
I and a group of friends are going to six flags great adventure this coming sunday. The concern i have is for my girlfriends brother. He is 17 years old but weights in the neighborhood of 350 pounds. Which rides should we avoid and which rides have larger seats? I know someone already told me to keep him away from EL TORO.


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From John Melillo
Posted May 24, 2007 at 3:58 PM
Avoid Nitro, Superman Ultimate Flight, Scream Machine, El Toro, because they have really tight restraints.

From rafael g
Posted May 24, 2007 at 5:36 PM
no offense to your friend, but your friend should probably not go. it will not be fun. my wifes aunt and uncle weight that, and when we went disney, they couldnt get on everything. even simple rides like pirates was a hassle.

From rafael g
Posted May 24, 2007 at 5:36 PM
no offense to your friend, but your friend should probably not go. it will not be fun. my wifes aunt and uncle weight that, and when we went disney, they couldnt get on everything. even simple rides like pirates was a hassle.

From Dave Chariot
Posted May 25, 2007 at 10:17 PM
Bluntly, Your not going to fit into anything. NO offense.

From Alex Markevitch
Posted June 29, 2007 at 8:02 AM
The log flume is OK for your size, as is the Sky Ride. Try the water park if you find the time.

From Lee Mak
Posted June 29, 2007 at 12:45 PM
Unfortunately, 350 pounds will stop you from getting on most to all of the coasters. With the coasters aside, there is little to do for a 17 year old at Great Adventure. Sorry, but the child will have a very dissappointing time because of their size limiting them from enjoying pretty much all of the featured attractions.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted June 30, 2007 at 5:32 PM
Even if he can't ride, he can still enjoy the day w/you. There are things I'm sure he can do to enjoy himself. Have fun!

From Mack F
Posted June 30, 2007 at 7:02 PM
Wrong park, but I went to Universal Studios Hollywood with my 400+ pound friend, and we both had a great time! He was able to ride everything - even "Jurassic Park" (though the lap bar would not lower, and I was afraid I'd fly out myself. The employees assured me it was fine, and they were right!

The park had a wheelchair large enough for my friend, as he cannot stand up for long periods of time. I know nothing about the park in question, but I'm sure your girlfriend's bro will have a good time, even if he is limited to simply taking in the ambience, seeing shows, etc.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted July 1, 2007 at 8:19 PM
There should be seats at the enterance of the ride so you can try and see if they fit!

From Diane D
Posted November 1, 2007 at 6:14 PM
the last time i was comfortable on the rides at six flags, i was 250 lbs and some of them were a tight fit.

From Sean McGinley
Posted August 31, 2009 at 3:28 AM
I just went to Six Flags Great Adventure yesterday. I am about 5"9" 300Lbs and although I still have somewhat of an athletic build I am still plenty fat around the waist.

Roller Coasters and Fit.

Superman - Good fit with plenty of room to spare.

Scream Machine - No problem

Nitro - Little snug but in there.

Rolling Thunder, Dark Night, Skull Mountain - Tight but not really a problem.

Bizzaro - Renovated Medusa. There is a big person seat in row 5. It was the only ride that I saw yesterday that said that specifically. It was still a very tight fit though... Not uncomfortable but took a good amount of force to get it buckled.

Batman - No way... Couldn't squeeze the seatbelt in.

El Toro - Not even close. Lap seat belt had a good 6 inches left to be able to close... I saw normal sized men squeezed into this ride. I asked about any rows with bigger seats and they said there weren't any. This ride seemed to just be built small.

From Elizabeth Aubin
Posted August 25, 2010 at 4:54 PM
What SIZE is too big? Not weight, because everyone caries their weight differently.

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