Six Flags St. Louis.. for overweight riders?Six Flags St. Louis: Just wondering if anyone had any problems riding
From Donna O'RiordanHas anyone been to St. Flags ST. Louis? If so and you are overweight... any problems on rides?
Posted July 4, 2007 at 4:05 PM
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From Ben JamesI Live in North County (St. Louis). I have been numerous times. Most of the coasters I have no problem. Batman is a tight fit. But I barely fit in. I also had a tight fit on Superman: Tower of Power. Other wise you should not have any problems on those rides. Let me know if you need to know anything else.
Posted July 11, 2007 at 6:09 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldI was there only when there were two coasters plus the mine train. I'm almost the same size now as I was then. I rode Screamin' Eagle w/no problem. I was too chicken to ride Ninja but the SFOG Ninja is so similar & I rode it w/no problems & I was heavier then than I am now. Depends on where you carry the weight. Just try & see, that's the only advice I can give. There should be tryout seats available but since I haven't been to that park in ages, I can't say for sure. I dunno about the Boss, it wasn't there at the time. Mine train was no problem. If I ever have any issues, it's always with the wooden coasters. Have fun.
Posted July 11, 2007 at 6:41 PM
From Alex BurrI am a pretty hefty guy - not enormous. I'm 6'3 315, and I have broad shoulders and a 44" waist. I went to SFSL yesterday with my group and found that the park was quite friendly to fat guys like me.
Posted April 25, 2010 at 12:58 PM
Rides I went on (and fit):
Evel Knievel: Snug fit, but it clicked once or twice, and the belt goes all the way across the train instead of per seat, which made it not worrisome for fitting.
Ninja: No problems whatsoever, no belt, so no worries to connect to the shoulder bar. Fit on no problem.
The Boss: No belt, no problem. It clicked something like four times. The bars are similar to the ones on Disaster Transport at Cedar Point.
Tony Hawk's Big Spin: No problems whatsoever, seemed like a hydraulic bar (no clicks, just locked) and no seat belt.
Excalibur: No problem, though I swore I was going to be way too big.
Mr. Freeze: Not even close. The belt was like 4 inches away from the clip. Bar clicked fine, but I was a little upset that the belt had to be so small.
Batman: Didn't even try: OTSR's and I are not good friends.
It's a pretty friendly park for big people. I'd recommend it any day.
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